Nevada lawmakers have a lot on their plates. Legislation to allow marijuana users to have gun rights is being discussed, as well as bills regarding edibles and children’s access. The Nevada Senate and Assembly both had marijuana-related bills introduced to them this week.
Senate Bill 351 would let medical marijuana patients own a firearm, according to Reno Gazette-Journal. Senate Bill 344 changes the labeling and packaging requirements for medical marijuana. Senate Bill 329 would allow medical marijuana and hemp research.
Also in Senate Bill 329 is a provision to add PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions. Senator Segerblom, who introduced Senate Bill 329 and co-sponsored Senate Bill 344 also included in Senate Bill 329 to allow non-profit medical marijuana dispensaries to accept marijuana donations. Another inclusion of this bill would require remote law-enforcement access to video security of all medical marijuana businesses.
Segerblom has been very busy as he’s also introduced Senate Bill 321 and co-sponsored Senate Bill 326. Senate Bill 321 is for American Indian tribes and allowing them to follow state laws, with an agreement with the Governor, to partake in medical and recreational marijuana programs. Senate Bill 236 is co-sponsored by Senator Patricia Farley (who also co-sponsors SB 344), discusses how to spend the funds obtained from medical marijuana business applications. The Senators want to see those funds spend on education programs regarding marijuana.
Other bills are also being discussed to vacate sentencing for those that have been convicted of simple marijuana possession (an ounce or less) before recreational marijuana law took effect on January 1. Also on the table is a bill to cap the amount of tax placed by cities and counties on marijuana businesses.
None of the bills have been signed into law as all are moving their way through the state’s legislative process. Hearings are expected for all six of these bills in the coming weeks.