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.
Medical marijuana users would need more than a bad blood test to end up behind bars in Nevada on driving the influence charges if a proposal is approved by the state Legislature in 2015.
The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health reported receiving 370 applications for medical marijuana establishments at its Carson City office by 3 p.m. Monday, two hours before the final state deadline.
Law enforcement agencies gathered more than 6,000 marijuana plants from what they called “gardens” in the mountains of Lincoln County earlier this week. The two-day raid north of Las Vegas involved about 50 officers from Lincoln and White Pine counties, Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas police, the Nevada National Guard, the Bureau of Land Management and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Sunset Road in Henderson might become the main corridor of medical marijuana dispensaries for the city.
North Las Vegas unveiled more tweaks to its medical marijuana business licensing ordinance Wednesday, signing off on changes meant to fast track applicants who qualify for a newly created “cross-jurisdictional” license.