Latest News from News 3

Las Vegas News | Weather | Sports | Traffic - MyNews3

Washoe County senator rethinks medical pot stance

Reported by: Amber Dixon
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 1/28 1:27 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) — Nevada State Sen. Greg Brower, who voted for the creation of medical marijuana dispensaries in Nevada, now says he's having reservations.

Brower, a Washoe County Republican, says he has reservations because marijuana remains illegal under federal law.

State Sen. Tick Segerbloom, the law's prime sponsor, disagrees and says to those wanting to open a dispensary do not worry about the feds.

“When we started this a year ago, it was a concern because it wasn't clear,” Segerblom said. “But since then, the attorney general has come out very clearly and said we're not going to interfere with states. The president just said last week he doesn't think it's any worse than alcohol. Harry Reid has come out in support of medical marijuana.”

Currently, Las Vegas and Henderson have moratoriums on dispensaries until state regulations are set.

Brower hinted that the law could be repealed. He encouraged city and county leaders to let legislators know if they do not think the law will work.
Share

Slideshows

Popular Right Now:
Kurt Busch testifies he told ex-girlfriend to leave

Updated: 12/17/2014 11:43:27 AM

NASCAR via Getty Images (Chris Graythen | NASCAR via Getty Images, 2013 NASCAR)
Poll


All content © Copyright 2014 Chesapeake Media I, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service
You may also view our Sitemap.

FCC assistance for any person with disabilities can be provided by contacting us at publicfilehelp@mynews3.com

KSNV Profile & Public Inspection Files

2014 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Portions by Broadcast Interactive Media

FOLLOW US!


Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.