Lawyers Battle Over Marijuana Laws, Pending Legalization

NEVADA:  In recent weeks, on the steps outside the Regional Justice Center, men and women armed with clipboards have asked lawyers and defendants alike to sign a petition to “regulate marijuana like alcohol.”

Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, who authored a 2013 law establishing medical marijuana dispensaries, said the group’s goal is to get 105,000 signatures by November and have recreational marijuana legalized through a ballot initiative by 2016 at the latest.

He is confident the law is on the cusp of change in Nevada.

“It’s a no-brainer,” Segerblom said. “People are so ready to tax it, regulate it and make some money on it. It’s just perfect for our economy.”


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