Until recently, things had been all quiet on the marijuana front in Nevada. That changed suddenly last week when Sen. Richard "Tick" Segerblom introduced SB 374, a bill to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries in Nevada, and Assemblyman Joe Hogan introduced AB 402, which would regulate marijuana like alcohol.
We're already halfway through Nevada's scheduled session, with adjournment slated for June 3, so time is short. If you live in Nevada, please contact your elected officials today and urge them to support the dispensary bill and to support removing criminal penalties and regulating marijuana like alcohol.
Sen. Segerblom's bill would fix current Nevada law, which prohibits buying or selling marijuana. Last year, a Nevada judge called that "ridiculous" and "absurd" and called upon the legislature to pass a bill much like SB 374. And of course, Hogan's bill would be a financial boon for the cash-strapped state. Rather than spending millions locking up adults for using a substance safer than alcohol, the state could make millions in tax revenue.