Nevada legalizes Recreational Marijuana

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on November 11, 2016.

Nevada created history, as it passed ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. The Question 2 was passed in Tuesday's election by a margin of 8 points: 54 percent to 46 percent. People in Nevada are excited at the latest development although many questions still remain unanswered.

The business remains as usual at this point of time. The first direction could be available January 1, 2017. As per the provisions, recreational marijuana would be available to people over the age of 21 with the cap on possession to less than an ounce. The official selling or buying of pot will take more time.

It might take another six to 12 months until people can start buying cannabis at a dispensary after January, 2018. The State would now begin the process to set rules and regulations for recreational sales of the pot. There is no clarity yet how it would be produced and distributed.

Some of the regulations are a cause for worry. You won't be able to smoke in public or while driving. Even you can't defy the rules of your apartments or work place if they have prohibited smoking or drugs.

The rules have to be set before January 1, 2018. Then after, the dispensaries can apply for licenses to sell recreational pot. The application process may taken several months though. Nevada has already regulated gaming industry and prostitution. It would be interesting to see how it handles the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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