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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