Nevada: Traffic Deaths Drop Over 10% Following Marijuana Legalization

Contrary to prohibitionist rhetoric, traffic deaths in Nevada dropped over 10% in the first year following the legalization of marijuana.

According to data collected and released by the Nevada Department of Public Safety, 277 people died  in car crashes between July, 2017 and May 2018. This is a 10.6% decrease from the same period a year prior; 310 people were killed in traffic accidents  between July 2016, and May, 2017.

Marijuana officially became legal in Nevada on January 1, 2017. Legal marijuana sales began half a year later, on July 1. The law allows anyone 21 and older to possess marijuana, and purchase it from a licensed retail outlet.

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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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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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