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why hasn't anyone been discussing this? In brief nevada's question 9 proposes this.
If it passes in 2002 and again in November 2004, the marijuana initiative would do four things:
1. Eliminate the threat of arrest for adults who responsibly use and possess up to three ounces of marijuana. (This is the equivalent of four packs of cigarettes.)
2. Require the state government to implement a system whereby adults could obtain marijuana through a legally regulated market, rather than from the criminal market.
3. Allow seriously ill patients to obtain marijuana at a lower cost than non-medical users. (In 1998 and again in 2000, a majority of Nevada voters passed an initiative that allows seriously ill patients to use medical marijuana, but the initiative did not provide a way for patients to purchase medical marijuana legally. The 2002 initiative would fix this problem by requiring the state government to allow patients to purchase low-cost medical marijuana through a legally regulated system.)
4. Impose common-sense restrictions that the voters demand, such as imposing penalties for driving dangerously while under the influence of marijuana, smoking marijuana in public, and providing marijuana to minors.
This ballot initiative would allow the police to spend more time going after murderers, rapists, and other violent criminals, rather than wasting valuable resources hunting down tens of thousands of nonviolent marijuana users. "Nevadans for Responsible Law Enforcement" is the right name for this campaign committee.
This has been discussed before. I think it is safe to say that most of the shroomery population is in favor of this initiative. And they are smart about it. Marijuana should be treated just like alcohol and tobacco. It should be taxed, and legal for those 21 and over. IMO. If I lived in Nevada you could bet that I would be voting on this and urging all my friends to do the same.
"the thing is that even if it passes,fededral laws still superceed local ones" YO! federal laws START at 30g so shoure you can not have 3oz but you can have 30g and local polece enforcement proboley won't even enforce it and if pople vote it will be pasted they have alredy dun servase USA 42%+ say they they have tried pot at leacet ones
80%+ say that medical pot should be leagle
60%+ say an adolt should be able to have leagle pot
JUST THE SALES TAX of pot would pay off the nathonal det in under 5 years That is not to menchon the BILONS of dolers each year that would be saved form the war on drugs
If eny one is thinking that the cost of seting up the leage stores or the guverme regulatinos think agen all of it would be added to the cost of the pot.
evrey one who wants to do drugs is going to do them wether they are leagle or not.
I Don't don't want to smock crack and if it is leagle I won't want to then ether.
The biggest risk with the Nevada initiative is that it could end up in Supreme Court. If that happens and there is a negative ruling (which is very likely considering the current conservative nature of the court)...there would be a supreme court ruling against the legalization of marajuana. This would all but shut down any legalization attempts in the future.
Nevada did not legalize marijuana, yet they reinforced their ban on gay marriage...something tells me the youth are not voting...
In twin setbacks for the drug-reform movement, Nevada voters refused Tuesday to make their state the first to legalize possession of marijuana, and voters in Ohio rejected a treatment-instead-of-jail proposal.
...Defeat of the Ohio measure was a blow for a national alliance of drug reformers, including billionaire New York financier George Soros.
Voters approved treatment-instead-of-jail proposals in Arizona in 1996 and California two years ago, in each case covering non-violent first- and second-time offenders. But in Ohio, Gov. Robert Taft and most of the criminal justice establishment campaigned vigorously against the propsal, and it was soundly defeated.
The reform movement also helped get places on the ballot for the Nevada marijuana proposal and a similar measure that would deciminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Arizona. The federal drug czar, John Walters, came to both states to denounce the measures.-- source.