Nevada Assembly considers ending marijuana ban

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Updated: 4/05/2013 4:27 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State lawmakers are considering a measure that ends the prohibition on recreational marijuana use in Nevada and funnels the tax revenues toward the underfunded state education system.

Democratic Assemblyman Joseph Hogan of Las Vegas presented AB402 to members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee Friday.

The bill allows the recreational use of marijuana with similar regulatory laws to that of alcohol. Users would have to be at least 21 years old, and would be prohibited from driving while under the influence of the drug.

The law would not require employers to allow workers to use marijuana while on company time or property; similarly, landlords could prohibit marijuana on their property.

Opponents argue the drug destroys families and that legalizing pot wouldn't eliminate a criminal subculture associated with it.

 

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Cabal - 4/12/2013 6:59 PM
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F#@ck you corruption! News tells me that NO one came to vote on the ban lift! All those backing the lift didn't show up today! It goes to show that the drug lords run the cities we live in. The cities the drug lords will not be affected by will have their bans lifted. The most corrupted cities that bring in big bucks for the drug lords will remain under their control. Shame on you Nevada! A lot of good would have come from the ban lift. You must not have to worry about money anymore cause they bought your asses. FU#K YOU!!

PMann117 - 4/6/2013 10:54 AM
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it was the fact that marijuana is illegal and people are going to jail for which is causing the hardship to families. Making marijuana legal will reduce the number of inmates and give money to our schools.

Sandra - 4/6/2013 4:45 AM
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The legalization of marijuana is in progress throughout the united states because prohibition DID and DOES NOT WORK it only causes MORE U.S. DEBT. The revenue this would bring too Nevada would FIX ALL OUR financial problems! I HOPE IT HAPPENS.

sosumenow - 4/5/2013 8:54 PM
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I hope the opponents are not the same people who argue that guns dont destroy some families and that ill legalizing them wouldn't eliminate the criminal culture associated with it.
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