CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A group hoping to ride the wave of growing marijuana acceptance has filed an initiative seeking to legalize recreational use in Nevada.
The measure filed Wednesday with the secretary of state's office would allow adults 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. It also sets up a regulatory structure for cultivation and dispensaries similar to what's currently being implemented for medical marijuana in the state.
Efforts to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use were rejected by Nevada voters in 2002 and 2006.
Backers of the latest effort will need to collect about 102,000 signatures to send the matter to the 2015 Legislature. If lawmakers reject it or take no action, it would go to voters the following year.
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