Nevada Committee Approves Resolution Urging Congress to Deschedule Marijuana

A resolution making its way through the Nevada Legislature was passed yesterday by a key Senate committee. The resolution has already been approved by the full Assembly.


Assembly Joint Resolution 8 was filed by Representative Reuben D’Silva along with a bipartisan coalition of 35 other representatives. The resolution states that “the members of the 82nd Session of the Nevada Legislature hereby urge Congress to support legislation to remove cannabis from schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.”

Furthermore the resolution mandates that the “Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Vice President of the United States as the presiding officer of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation”.

Yesterday it was passed through the Senate Legislative Operations and Elections Committee, which moves it towards a vote by the full Senate. Approval in the Senate will send it to Governor Joe Lombardo for consideration.

In Nevada marijuana was legalized in 2016. The law allows those 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, purchasable at a licensed marijuana retail outlet.

The full text of Joint Resolution 8 can be found by clicking here.

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