The 2014 election just ended but already marijuana reform supporters are getting ready for the 2016 election. According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol in Nevada has turned in what should be more than a sufficient number of signatures to get their legalization measure put on the ballot in 2016.
|By: Jon Walker Friday November 14, 2014 2:59 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Friday May 30, 2014 9:55 am|
Because of its unusual rules Nevada is the first state circulating a legalization petition for the 2016 ballot but it won’t be the last. Legalization could easily be on the ballot in roughly half a dozen states during the next Presidential election.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday May 21, 2014 9:50 am|
Nevada has become the latest state to acknowledge that their Affordable Care Act health care exchange is completely broken. The state has dumped Xerox and will use the federal exchange system for at least the next year.
|By: DSWright Friday April 25, 2014 1:38 pm|
It was not so long ago that Cliven Bundy was a conservative hero for organizing an armed posse to defend his right to not pay federal grazing fees, but now it seems everyone in the Republican Party and mainstream conservative movement is running the other way.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday April 24, 2014 11:42 am|
On Wednesday the process began to legalize marijuana in Nevada. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana submitted the Initiative to Regulate and Tax Marijuana to the Secretary of State’s office. The campaign will need just over 100,000 valid signatures by November 11th.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday April 10, 2014 7:39 am|
Cliven Bundy has lost in court multiple times. The federal government believes he owes somewhere around $1.1 million for allowing his cattle to graze on public land. It is clear that the government has authority to take some kind of decisive action, but is the show of force necessary?
|By: Jon Walker Friday January 17, 2014 8:58 am|
This is not what you normally expect from a 74 year old Mormon but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is sounding very good on the issue of marijuana reform. He told the Las Vegas Sun he supports medical marijuana and thinks going after regular people for smoking pot is a waste of resources.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday June 13, 2013 11:58 am|
The voters of Nevada legalized medical marijuana back in 2000 but there has never been an easy legal way for patients to access it besides growing their own. That will soon change.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Thursday May 23, 2013 4:00 pm|
If the measure gets legislative approval again during 2015 session (Nevada’s legislature convenes in odd-numbered years), the question will be placed on the November, 2016 ballot. The governor’s approval is not needed on constitutional resolutions.
|By: Jon Walker Friday January 4, 2013 8:44 am|
Massachusetts, California, Oregon, Maine, and Nevada are most likely to be the next five states to legalize marijuana, based on careful analysis. In the near term, two basic things are required before a state is likely to legalize marijuana. The state needs to allow citizen ballot initiatives and have an electorate ready to embrace reform.