Nevada soon hopes to follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington by becoming the next state to legalize recreational marijuana.
The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana filed the initiative last week that would legalize the recreational use, possession and distribution of marijuana within state lines.
In order for lawmakers to consider the bill during the 2015 session, marijuana advocates in Nevada must gather 101,667 valid signatures by November 11th of this year. If they fail to do so the measure will be put to a vote by residents in 2016.
Under the proposed bill, adults over the age of 21 would be permitted to possess up to an ounce of dried marijuana and retail stores would be permitted to sell it in the same fashion as Colorado.
This comes as a great surprise to residents of Nevada as the current medical marijuana law is not too marijuana-friendly.