LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada joins California, Arizona, Massachusetts and Arizona as one of five states voting this November on whether to legalize recreational marijuana. If the measure passes, it would allow adults to legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana, or 1/8 ounce of concentrated marijuana, effective Jan. 1.
Local governments could make rules on where marijuana businesses could be located, but couldn’t impose blanket bans.
A “yes” vote supports the initiative; a “no” vote keeps a marijuana prohibition.
The most recent poll on the matter, conducted in mid-September by KTNV and Rasmussen Reports, shows 53 percent of Nevadans support the measure and 39 percent oppose it.
Nevada voters legalized medical marijuana on the ballot in 2000, but it wasn’t until 2013 that the state Legislature passed a law allowing for dispensaries.