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Nevada Vote May End Marijuana Prohibition


Nevada Vote May End Marijuana Prohibition


Our Campaign:

On September 5, 1933, Nevadans concerned about the health and safety of their families and communities decided to repeal the failed policy of alcohol prohibition. On November 8, 2016, they will have the opportunity to vote on an initiative to end the equally harmful and ineffective policy of marijuana prohibition.

Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is a committee formed to support Question 2, a ballot initiative that would make marijuana legal for adults 21 years of age and older and establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol. It represents a coalition of citizens, community leaders, businesses, and organizations that recognize marijuana prohibition has been just as big of a failure as alcohol prohibition, and believe it’s time for a more sensible marijuana policy.

Our coalition collected more than 101,667 valid signatures of registered Nevada voters, including a minimum number of signatures in each of the state’s four congressional districts, to qualify for the November 2016 ballot.

What the Initiative DOES……..

Ends marijuana prohibition:

The initiative removes all legal penalties for the personal use and possession of up to one ounce of marijuana or one-eighth of an ounce of concentrated marijuana for adults 21 years of age and older. Adults will be able to purchase marijuana from licensed retail marijuana stores, and those who do not live within 25 miles of a retail marijuana store will be allowed grow up to six marijuana plants in an enclosed locked area.

Regulates marijuana production and sales:

The initiative creates a system of licensed marijuana retail stores, distributors, cultivation facilities, product manufacturers, and testing facilities, which will be overseen by the Nevada Department of Taxation. The Department will adopt and enforce rules regarding testing, packaging, labeling, and tracking marijuana products. It will also establish business licensing procedures, security requirements, and restrictions on signage and advertising. Local governments will have the ability to adopt and enforce local marijuana control measures pertaining to zoning and land use for marijuana establishments.

Taxes marijuana:

The initiative establishes a 15% excise tax on wholesale marijuana sales, to be paid by licensed cultivators. Retail marijuana sales will be subject to standard state and local sales taxes, just like sales of any other tangible product. The taxes and fees paid by licensed marijuana businesses will first be used to fund state and local implementation and enforcement of regulations. All remaining revenue will be deposited in the State Distributive School Account and used to support public K-12 education.


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