Home » VT News » Hero: Pro-Marijuana Advocates Set Up Shop In Vegas

Hero: Pro-Marijuana Advocates Set Up Shop In Vegas

By Chuckmonster on Tuesday, 7th February 2006 9:13pm
  » filed under Las Vegas  comments: 0


Proponents of a petition legalizing small amounts of marijuana launched their campaign Tuesday, recruiting volunteers, serving snacks and urging Nevada voters to support a "tax-and-regulate" proposal on the November ballot.

"Our marijuana laws don't work," said Neal Levine, executive director of the Committee to Regulate and Control Marijuana. The group is largely funded by the Washington D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project.

This is the latest in a string of legalization efforts backed by the group. In 2002, Nevada voters overwhelmingly rejected a petition that would have legalized up to 3 ounces of marijuana. A similar petition failed to qualify for the 2004 ballot.

The latest incarnation of the petition, which allows adults to possess 1 ounce of marijuana, was signed by 86,000 people and put before the 2005 Legislature, where it found little support.

Lawmakers declined the chance to approve it and sent it back to voters.

Levine said he thinks this time around the initiative petition will find more support than the 2002 effort, which lost in a 61-39 percent vote.



Comments & Discussion:

» No Guts, No Glory... Be The First to Post

Comments Are Closed

Subscribe via RSS

Recent Comments:

michigan2010 posted: "MGM equals cookie cutter casino. No to reason to step foot in Bellagio again. Just hope they don't screw up..."
» Sayonara Bellagio Table Game Canopies...
saharalv posted: "I wish the editors were the entire electoral college in 2016...."
» Introducing the Trippies Class of...
fatbastard posted: "So many people letting a billionaire live rent free in their heads. Funny. Too bad it also detracts from the..."
» Introducing the Trippies Class of...
wpsteel66 posted: "Total bummer…talk about taking the class and uniqueness away from the Bellagio…another smart move on CEO Jim and making all..."
» Sayonara Bellagio Table Game Canopies...
damania posted: "Is there a podcast?..."
» Introducing the Trippies Class of...

» More Comments