Nevada Assembly considers legalizing and taxing marijuana

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Updated: 4/05/2013 11:23 pm
Carson City, NV (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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Sandra - 4/18/2013 4:22 AM
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The "70 YEAR" Prohibition on marijuana HAS FAILED miserably ..The legalization of marijuana would provide enough $ revenue $ too FIX the U.S. economy !

Speed - 4/6/2013 5:54 PM
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I think legalizing it would eliminate a lot of the attraction for younger users as well as killing the Criminal element(black market,etc.). I don't consider it any worse than alcohol for its users.

nonya smith - 4/6/2013 12:47 PM
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really gov.sandavol, you would legalize pot before voting for our own state lottery???? wow you must be in every casinos pocket or you just have no,jingle bells, to do something good for our state....so againe still driving to play in california, and polluting the city with the drive...We need Jobs Lottery brings Jobs and revenue for this state...and no crime or back lash like pot.....

kdavis52 - 4/6/2013 11:39 AM
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I think the Nevada Legislature..Assembly should look at the Washington State Patrol findings/studies of what the use of marijuana does to drivers. Occasional user, weekend user, and the chronic user. The chronic user was the BEST driver of the three because she was used to the effects and she admitted the last dose was over the limit however she only tipped one cone. The other two drivers failed miserably. They dosed the drivers 3 times and the 3rd one was a bigger dose. It should be factored as alcohol. The only reason why they outlawed marijuana is because it was competing with alcohol. Just think about it. It became illegal AFTER the prohibition was over. The alcohol industry wanted their sales back and the only way to do it was to outlaw the other less addictive DRUG.
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