ACLU Nevada: CEIC V. NEVADA BOARD OF PHARMACY

ACLU Nevada: CEIC V. NEVADA BOARD OF PHARMACY
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This is what the ACLU in Nevada are saying Over the last few decades there has been a shift in attitude towards marijuana in American communities and strides have been made to decriminalize marijuana’s use medically and recreationally in many states including Nevada. Unfortunately, the Nevada Board of Pharmacy has failed to amend its schedule of controlled substances to keep pace with the changes in Nevada law; the schedule is now in violation of our state’s constitution and statutes. “As long as the Pharmacy Board has it scheduled as Schedule I, then it is an initiator for the police to keep putting people in jail for possession.”  A’Esha Goins, Founder of Cannabis Equity and Inclusion Community (CEIC) “You have prosecutors and officers relying on this loophole and exploiting this loophole to charge individuals with felonies for possessing cannabis.” In 1998 Nevada voted on the Nevada Medical Marijuana Act, a referendum initiative intended to amend the Nevada Constitution to legalize marijuana for medical use in Nevada. It passed in two consecutive elections, as is required for a constitutional amendment, with resounding majorities. Successful passage of the Nevada Medical Marijuana Act resulted in the addition of Article 4, Section 38, of the Nevada Constitution, which enshrined cannabis’s medical value in our constitution and required that the state legislature pass laws authorizing the distribution and use of marijuana for medical purposes in Nevada. writ_of_mandamus-_filed_copy In 2016, Nevada voted on and passed the Initiative to Regulate and Tax Marijuana, which enacted law permitting the legal possession of marijuana for recreational purposes. The intent behind legalizing recreational use of marijuana was two-fold: 1) cease the diversion of law enforcement resources needed to prevent violent and property crimes to persecuting marijuana offenses; and 2) regulate marijuana in the same manner as alcohol. Despite the passage of the…

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