Nevada Regulation of Marijuana Initiative

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The Regulation of Marijuana Initiative, or Question 7 in Nevada, is an act voted on in the 2006 United States general election by registered Nevada state citizens. It unsuccessfully sought to amend the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) to allow for up to one ounce of marijuana to be purchased by individuals 21 years of age or older in a regulated, controlled, and state-taxed system.

The ballot measure was defeated, 56% against and 44% for.[1]

Details

The initiative sought to amend NRS by inserting several sections legally defining terms such as "marijuana", "paraphernalia", and others, protect adults over the age of 21 from arrest or jail time for possession of up to one ounce of marijuana, maintain current underage marijuana penalties, and increase penalties for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of any illegal substance, amongst a slew of other provisions. It would have gone into effect on November 26, 2006 if it had passed.

References

  1. "Ballot Questions: Marijuana Legalization Fails in Colorado, Nevada; Ohio Passes Comprehensive Smoking Ban". Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. 8 November 2006. Retrieved 1 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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