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Nevada Voters Could Again Decide On Recreational Pot

As municipalities in Nevada wrestle with the best way to move forward on medical marijuana, a group has brought forth a plan to legalize recreational marijuana.

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana filed a petition on Wednesday that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the Silver State. According to the initiative, adults 21 and older in Nevada would be permitted to possess up to one ounce of marijuana.

The group is also proposing a regulatory structure for cultivation and dispensaries and a 15 percent tax on the drug that will go to funding public schools.

The group needs to get 101,667 signatures by Nov. 11 to move the process forward. The first step would be the 2015 Nevada Legislature. A loss in the Legislature would automatically put the initiative on the 2016 president general election ballot.

Attempts to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Nevada were rejected by voters in 2002 and 2006.

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