Newsbrief: Nevada Voters to Weigh Benefits of Decriminalization 6/21/02

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The group Nevadans for Responsible Law Enforcement has gathered more than 107,000 signatures from all 17 counties in Nevada to make decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana an issue on the November ballot. The number of signatures far surpasses the 61,336 needed to place the question on the ballot, making its appearance on the ballot a near certainty.

The initiative, which has been funded by the Marijuana Policy Project, would also provide for low-cost medical marijuana. It will have to be approved by voters this year and in 2004 to become a law. The measure would define a small amount of marijuana as three ounces or less and would ban smoking marijuana in public along with possession by or sale to a minor.

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