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Nevada Senator Questions Medical Marijuana Law

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Nevada Senator Greg Brower Nevada Senator Greg Brower

Nevada state Sen. Greg Brower is having reservations about a state law setting up a distribution process for medical marijuana.
 
The Reno Republican and former U.S. attorney says he reluctantly supported the law in the 2013 Legislature.
 
On Monday he reminded county representatives and members of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice that marijuana is still illegal under federal law.
 
The Associated Press reports Brower's comments came as the panel received an update on how the state is proceeding with regulations to implement a distribution system for people who how hold medical marijuana cards to legally obtain the drug.
 
Nevada voters approved medical marijuana in 2000.
 
Counties and cities are taking a wait-and-see approach or have imposed moratoriums on pot establishments pending final state regulations.

Meanwhile, a Florida measure that would allow the use of medical marijuana has cleared its final hurdle and will be on the November ballot.
 
The state Supreme Court on Monday approved the language for the proposed constitutional amendment.
 
The justices gave its approval by a 4-3 vote just three days after a petition drive reached the required number of signatures to place the measure on the ballot.
 
The decision is a defeat for Attorney General Pam Bondi, who challenged the ballot language by saying it's misleading.
 
Personal injury lawyer John Morgan has spent about $4 million to place the issue before voters.
 
Gov. Rick Scott is opposed to medical marijuana. His Democrats challengers, state Sen. Nan Rich and former Gov. Charlie Crist, both support it.  (AP)
 

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