NEVADA – Governor Joe Lombardo (R) has officially approved a wide-ranging marijuana reform bill that will bring about significant changes to the state’s existing cannabis laws.
According to a report by Marijuana Moment, the newly enacted legislation includes provisions that double the personal possession limit, allowing adults to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis and one-quarter of an ounce of cannabis concentrates.
Additionally, the bill grants regulators the discretion to issue licenses to individuals with prior felony convictions, provided public health and safety are not compromised.
As part of the new legislation, regulators will also be mandated to evaluate the potential environmental impact of any proposed industry rule changes. They will assess whether these changes are likely to have adverse effects on the environment and explore alternative methods to mitigate such impacts. The aim is to identify solutions that minimize or eliminate adverse effects without imposing financial burdens on holders of adult-use cannabis or medical cannabis establishment licenses.
Lastly, the new law mandates the state Cannabis Advisory Commission to conduct a comprehensive study on the potential implications of removing marijuana from both the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and the state’s Uniform Controlled Substances Act.