New Initiative to Regulate Pot Use Filed in NevadaSubmitted by Jim Brown on Thu, 01/07/2010 - 09:41
A new initiative to tax and regulate adult use of marijuana in Nevada by licensing retail stores and growers was filed Wednesday with the secretary of state's office.
Nevadans for Sensible Marijuana Laws will need to gather 97,002 signatures to send the measure to the 2011 Legislature. If lawmakers fail to act, it would be placed on the 2012 ballot.
It will be the fourth attempt in the last decade to legalize marijuana in the state.
David Schwartz, manager of the campaign, said the group will focus on its claims that marijuana use is safer than alcohol.