Nevada Assembly mulls setting regulations, paving way for medical marijuana dispensaries

  • By MATT WOOLBRIGHT  Associated Press

 

CARSON CITY, Nevada — As a deadline loomed, medical marijuana advocates renewed their push for legal access to the drug in Nevada on Saturday during an Assembly committee meeting.

The chamber’s Judiciary Committee heard passionate support for SB374 for hours during the rare weekend hearing.

The proposal would establish a framework to make pot available to medical marijuana card holders, imposing fees and requirements for growers, processors and dispensaries of marijuana. The bill also contains provisions to continue to allow home-growing. The taxes raised would first fund the regulatory structure for the state — any remaining balance would then go to education.

The Senate already approved the measure which requires a two-thirds supermajority vote in both houses.

The bill faces a Monday night cutoff.

 

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