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Contributions Mount for Nevada PAC Backing Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

A political action committee backing recreational marijuana legalization has recently seen a stream of green, as in cash.

The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, the pro-recreational marijuana PAC, has raised $285,500 this year, a June 11 filing with the secretary of state’s office shows. That number is nearly half of what the group raised in 2014, when the initiative to legalize recreational marijuana use first appeared on the ballot.

More than half of the 2016 fundraising total came from June 7-9, according to the filing; most of the money came from Nevada marijuana companies such as Terra Tech Corp., Greenmart Of Nevada, Medical Marijuana of Las Vegas and Paradise Wellness Center.

Question 2 on the November ballot, the Initiative to Regulate and Tax Marijuana, gives Nevadans the choice of legalizing marijuana for recreational use for those 21 and older.

Nevadans voted in favor of the move in 2014. But the 2015 Legislature didn’t act on the ensuing bill, which sent the final decision of legalization back to the voters. If the measure passes in November, recreational marijuana use will become legal once the state Legislature approves regulations [Read more at the Las Vegas Review Journal]

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