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Sandoval has no plans to join other states in pot petition

CARSON CITY — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval does not plan to join other states in petitioning the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify marijuana so doctors can prescribe it and pharmacies can dispense it for medical treatment.

The governors of Washington and Rhode Island filed the petition Wednesday. It asks the federal government to list marijuana as a Schedule 2 drug, which would allow it to be legally prescribed.

Nevada voters approved medical marijuana in 2000. The law allows Nevadans who have medical marijuana approval to possession or grow small quantities for their own use. But marijuana is still illegal under federal law.

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