“Colorado has 10 million tourists a year; we have 40 million in...

“Colorado has 10 million tourists a year; we have 40 million in Las Vegas alone …”

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(:55) – The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Nevada needs 101,667 valid signatures to qualify a legalization initiative for the 2016 ballot, and last week the group submitted more than 145,000 signatures for verification.  If the signatures are in order, both houses of the Nevada State Legislature must consider the measure during the first 40 days of the legislative session that begins soon after the first of the year.  Lawmakers could approve the initiative on a super-majority vote and send it to Governor Brian Sandoval for his signature, and so become law; or the legislature can take no action, and the measure would go before Nevada voters in November, 2016.

Nevada State Senator Tick Segerblom, a Democrat from Las Vegas and proponent of legalization in the Silver State, describes the economic potential of legalized marijuana in Nevada … (:55) …