Cannabis is Now Legal in Nevada

Cannabis is now legal in Nevada for those 21+.

Nevada Portions of Nevada’s Question 2 have taken effect as of midnight, January 1st. The new law allows those 21 and older to possess and use up to an ounce of cannabis. Of the four states that legalized cannabis on November 8th, Nevada is the third where possession has become legal, following California on November 9th and Massachusetts on December 15th. Maine will be the next on January 15h.

In addition to allowing cannabis to be possessed and used, Question 2 legalizes a system of regulated cannabis retail outlets, supplied by cannabis cultivation centers. These are expected to be open sometime next year; at this point those living 25 miles or more from a retail outlet will be allowed to cultivate up to six plants at a private residence.

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Cannabis Becomes Legal in Nevada on January 1st

The new year will bring with it new cannabis laws in Nevada, as portions of Question 2 take effect.

Cannabis Becomes LegalOn December 15th parts of Massachusetts’ Question 4 took effect, legalizing cannabis for those 21 and older. Soon it will be Nevada’s turn, as portions of Question 2 take effect on January 1st.

As with Massachusetts (and California) the new law will allow those 21+ to possess up to an ounce of cannabis. The measure also legalizes cannabis retail outlets, which are expected to be open sometime next year; once open, those living 25 miles or more from one of these outlets will be allowed to cultivate up to six plants at a private residence.

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Just 3 Weeks Until These 5 States Vote to Legalize Cannabis

5 States VoteWe are now just three weeks and two days away from the November 8th election. During this election, five states will be voting on the legalization of cannabis for recreational use. Three additional states (Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota) are voting on medical cannabis legalization.

Below is a short summary of all five recreational legalization initiatives:

Cannabis Legalization Initiatives:

  • Nevada: If passed into law, Question 2 would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis. The personal cultivation of up to six plants, and state-licensed cannabis retail outlets, would also be allowed. Question 2 is the first among these batch of initiatives to officially make the ballot.
  • Arizona: The fact that legalization is up for a vote in Arizona is one of the more surprising things about this election. Similar to Nevada’s Question 2, Initiative 5 would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis, the personal cultivation of up to six cannabis plants, and cannabis retail outlets, for those 21 and older.

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Nevada’s Largest Labor Union Endorses Initiative to Legalize Cannabis

labor unionNevada’s Question 2, which would legalize recreational cannabis for everyone 21 and older, has just received arguably its biggest endorsement to date, which comes less than a month before the November 8th election. The endorsement comes from Culinary Local 226, the largest labor union in the state.

“Their support demonstrates that the working people of Nevada want to take marijuana out of the criminal market and shift production and sales into regulated, taxpaying businesses,” says Joe Brezny, spokesperson for the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, the group behind Question 2.

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Poll: Nevada Voters Poised to Legalize Cannabis this November

nevadaVoters in Nevada would likely give approval to Question 2 to legalize recreational cannabis if the election were held today, a new KTNV-TV 13 Action News/Rasmussen Reports poll has found.

According to the poll, 50% of likely Nevada voters support legalizing cannabis, with just 41% opposed; 9% remain undecided.

Specifically, the poll asked voters if they support or oppose “the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Nevada if it is regulated and taxed like alcohol and cigarettes.”

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Study: Nevada Would Earn $460 Million In Taxes from Cannabis Tourism in Initial Years of Legalization

marijuana-legalizationIf Nevada voters legalize recreational cannabis this November, the state would see an estimated tax revenue of $464 million from cannabis tourism from 2018 to 2024.

The Initiative to Tax and Regulate Marijuana will be voted on this November as Question 2. If passed into law, it will legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis, as well as the personal cultivation of up to six cannabis plants, for those 21 and older. Cannabis retail outlets – supplied by licensed cultivation centers – will also be legalized.

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Cannabis Legalization Initiative on November Ballot in Nevada

nevadaWith 2015 coming to an end, it’s time to start looking forward to 2016 and the potential it has to move cannabis law reform forward. Although there are several states – particularly California, Arizona and Massachusetts – that are likely to have legalization initiatives on their November ballots, there is only one state where legalization in guaranteed to be voted on next year; and that state is Nevada.

The Initiative to Tax and Regulate Marijuana, if given approval by voters in November of next year, will legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis, as well as the personal cultivation of up to six cannabis plants, for those 21 and older. Cannabis retail outlets – supplied by licensed cultivation centers – will also be legalized.

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Nevada Voters Have Opportunity Next Year to Legalize Cannabis; Now’s the Time for Public Outreach

nevAlthough there are several states – including California, Arizona and Massachusetts – that may end up with an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis on their 2016 general election ballots, at this point, there’s only one state where that’s already the case; Nevada.

If approved by Nevada voters in the November, 2016 election, The Initiative to Tax and Regulate Marijuana would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis, and the personal cultivation of up to six cannabis plants, for those 21 and older. State-licensed cannabis retail outlets and production centers would also be authorized.

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Nevada Voters to Decide on Legalizing Cannabis in 2016

By NORML

LAS VEGAS, NVnevada — Nevada voters will decide next November on ballot language that seeks to regulate the licensed production and retail sale of cannabis to adults.

Lawmakers had until late last week to act on the initiative petition, filed by the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), but failed to do so – thus placing the measure on the 2016 electoral ballot.

Proponents of the measure, “The Initiative to Tax and Regulate Marijuana,” turned in over 200,000 signatures from registered Nevada voters in December to qualify it for the ballot.

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Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Being Placed on 2016 General Election Ballot

nevadaRepublican House Majority Leader Paul Anderson says that an initiative to legalize cannabis won’t receive a vote by Friday, meaning it will be officially placed on the 2016 general election ballot.

Initiative Petition 1 would legalize possession of up to one ounce of cannabis, and would authorize state-licensed cannabis retail outlets to distribute the plant.

The initiative was certified by the Secretary of State in December, giving the Legislature the option of passing it into law, or placing it on the 2016 presidential election ballot; by failing to put it to a vote, lawmakers have chosen the later.

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