Recreational Marijuana

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Recreational marijuana will soon be legal in the state of Nevada. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

54 percent of Nevadans voted to approve Question 2, which makes it legal for those 21 years of age or older to possess, cultivate and use marijuana.

In addition, a 15 percent excise tax will be levied on wholesale marijuana sales, which will be used to pay for additional regulators and law enforcement, with the rest going to the State Distributive School Account.

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Medical marijuana dispensaries have been popping up across Nevada. Those businesses are eagerly waiting to see if the ballot initiative to legalize recreational pot will pass in the state this election. 

Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has been covering the medical cannabis industry and shared what she’s been hearing with our news director Michelle Billman.

Alexa Ard

Nevada voters will soon decide if they want to approve recreational marijuana in the state. A nonpartisan think tank called the Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities has researched the arguments for and against the measure, providing a detailed fact sheet on the ballot initiative. Our reporter Bob Conrad spoke to Executive Director Nancy Brune to learn more.

Nevadans are weighing in on whether to legalize recreational marijuana. If that happens, where will the revenues go?

California To Vote Again On Recreational Weed

Jul 4, 2016
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California will vote on whether to legalize recreational marijuana come November. Our California-based reporter Amy Westervelt has that story.

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This fall, Nevada residents will vote on whether or not to allow marijuana for recreational use, and Wednesday, the University of Nevada School of Medicine is hosting a Marijuana Summit. But as Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports, the conference has drawn some criticism.

The summit, which is being billed as a marijuana education event, does not include speakers who support marijuana legalization and is being funded with a federal grant.

The head of a northern Nevada civil rights group says the incoming state Legislature should legalize marijuana for recreational use instead of leaving the question up to voters in November 2016.

In September, Jeffrey Blanck, president of the Reno/Sparks chapter of the NAACP, sent a letter to legislators that highlighted an ACLU study finding blacks are more likely than whites to face arrest and prosecution for marijuana possession.