Nevada: Voters To Decide In 2016 On Statewide Measure Regulating Marijuana Sales

Nevada: Voters To Decide In 2016 On Statewide Measure Regulating Marijuana SalesNevada 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.

The ballot language permits adults to possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis (up to one ounce and/or six plants) for non-commercial purposes. The measure also regulates and taxes the commercial production and retail sale of cannabis.

It states, “The People of the State of Nevada find and declare that the use of marijuana should be legal for persons 21 years of age or older, and its cultivation and sale should be regulated similar to other businesses.”

Similar ballot measures are likely to be decided in 2016 in several other states, including Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Missouri.

For more information on this campaign, please visit: http://www.regulatemarijuanainnevada.org/.

17 thoughts

  1. “The People of the State of Nevada find and declare that the use of marijuana should be legal for persons 21 years of age or older, and its cultivation and sale should be regulated similar to other businesses.”

    Amen.

    “Similar ballot measures are likely to be decided in 2016 in several other states, including Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Missouri.”

    Looks like 2016 is shaping up as a big election, indeed.

  2. Have we needed a law to tell us what we can and can’t do, NO. We know what are values are, right? So do what you feel is more right, just don’t “lay a finger on my Butterfinger!”
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  3. State by state we have taken control of this debacle of failed drug laws couple with a non compliant Federal Government. Now the feds are running to catch up before they look like complete nimrods.

  4. So that’s 7 likely ballot measures in 2016. That’s not even counting the possible legislative action that may take place between now and then.

    2016 is shaping up to be a huge year for cannabis legal reform. I am certain that it will become a serious issue in the presidential race as well.

  5. I checked with the person that owns me…me. I found that no legislation granting me permission or denying me permission to use a naturally occurring plant can usurp my right to own myself.

    It’s contradictory to on one hand, assert you own yourself, and then on the other hand get all excited when the people that think they own you give you permission to have a couple of plants.

    Don’t confuse legislatively granted permission from government as freedom. It isn’t freedom and enforces a precedent that we must have permission from the same gang that jails us, steals our houses and shoots our dogs to engage in peaceful self ownership.

    Plantations owned their human livestock and some were eventually convinced to give them Sundays off…how nice of them.

  6. I have been registered medicinal card holder for 3 years in Nevada and No secure place to get medicine. What are they doing with my money? It cost over 300$ annually to get registered. This is robbery ifyou dont provide service that you take money for

  7. “It’s contradictory to on one hand, assert you own yourself, and then on the other hand get all excited when the people that think they own you give you permission to have a couple of plants.”

    Very True, but we don’t have a large percent of fellow Americans that actually believe it. They do believe the government has the right to illegally imprison you; you just need to submit. Why haven’t any juries nullified these bullshit laws yet? Because they like the bullshit.

  8. As a MM user why should I spend my tourist dollars in a state with no reciprocity or dispensaries? – b galambos

    I don’t think you should!

    I don’t think anyone should ” vacation/spend” in any State that isn’t one of the free States!

    Cannabis is legal in some United States while simultaneously illegal in some other United States…I’m only going to vacation/spend in a Free State…and I would urge others to use their economic power in one of the free States.

  9. I don’t think that plummeting alcohol sales is going to be good for gambling, as stoned customers start noticing paranoia-related things like the odds. The casinos will have to introduce new more interesting slot machines. High ventilated double door smoke rooms where people pay $6 to take hits from the most lavish oversized hukas.

  10. @OH, the only good think about a huka/hookah is the long flexible drawtube which can instead be grafted onto any heat-not-burn one-hitter–

    “Suck slow,
    don’t glow
    till after 19
    seconds or so.”

    Another thing cannabis users notice is the emptiness of gambling, and how much more Interesting DIY productive handwork is. Check out Etsy for a place to sell your products too.

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