Nevada Legalizes Cannabis

Nevada Question 2 to Legalize Cannabis has Been Passed by Voters

nevadaQuestion 2, an initiative to legalize cannabis, has won handily in Nevada. The measure was the first of this year’s statewide cannabis legalization initiatives to officially make the ballot.

Question 2 is modeled almost directly after Colorado’s Amendment 64, approved by voters in 2012. The measure allows those 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of cannabis. It also allows them to grow up to six plants, and authorizes a system of licensed and regulated cannabis retail outlets. The initiative explicitly allows those from out-of-state to legally buy and use cannabis.

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Nevada: Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Officially Placed on November, 2016 Ballot

Nevada Secretary of Statelegalize_cannabis Ross Miller has certified an initiative to legalize cannabis, officially placing it on the November, 2016 ballot.

State Senator Richard Segerblom and Joe Brezny of the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association submitted roughly 200,000 signatures for the initiative in November, nearly double the 102,000 required. Now that the state has verified that enough of the signatures were from registered Nevada voters, the issue will be officially put to a vote of the people.

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Nevada: Signatures Submitted to Put Cannabis Legalization to a Vote

Activists in Nevada have submitted roughly 200,000 nevsignatures to put an initiative to legalize cannabis to a vote, well more than the 102,000 required.

State Senator Richard Segerblom and Joe Brezny of the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association submitted the signatures this morning to the Clark County Elections Department in North Las Vegas. Once the clerk’s office verifies that enough of the signatures are valid – meaning they’re from registered Nevada voters – the initiative will be sent to Nevada’s Legislature for consideration. The Legislature will then have the option of passing the measure into law, or sending it to a vote of the people in 2016.

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Enough Signatures Collected in Nevada to Put Cannabis Legalization to a Vote

The Coalitionnevada to Regulate Marijuana says it’s collected over 170,000 signatures to put their cannabis legalization initiative to a vote in Nevada. The group plans to submit the signature’s to the Clark County Clerk’s office on Wednesday.

Once the clerk’s office verifies that at least 102,000 of the 170,000 signatures are valid (from registered Nevada voters), the proposal will go before the state’s Legislature, which will have the option of passing the measure into law, or sending it to a vote of the people in 2016. If approved into law, the proposal would allow everyone 21 and older in Nevada to possess and use up to an ounce of cannabis, and they’d be able to purchase it from state-licensed cannabis retail outlets.

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