Nevada residents will be able to vote in November 2016 to regulate the retail sale and production of marijuana for adults.
Lawmakers failed to act on a marijuana legalization initiative petition filed by the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) last week, therefore putting the measure on the 2016 electoral ballot.
The measure, “The Initiative to Tax and Regulate Marijuana,” obtained over 200,000 signatures from registered Nevada voters which qualified it for the ballot. If voted into law, Nevada would permit adults to possess and grow personal use quantities of marijuana (up to one ounce and/or six plants) for non-commercial purposes. The measure also regulates and taxes the retail sale and commercial production of marijuana.
The ballot language states, “The People of the State of Nevada find and declare that the use of marijuana should be legal for persons 21 years of age or older, and its cultivation and sale should be regulated similar to other businesses.”
Other states with similar ballot measures likely to be decided in 2016 include: Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Missouri.