Why Vote YES on Question 2?

  • A dangerous underground market will be replaced with a tightly regulated system.
  • Marijuana will be produced and sold by licensed businesses instead of cartels and criminals.
  • Law enforcement officials will be able to spend more of their time and limited resources addressing serious crimes instead of enforcing failed prohibition laws.

Click here to learn more about what happened in Colorado after voters adopted an initiative similar to Question 2. 

  • Products will be tested, packaged, and labeled to ensure marijuana is not contaminated and consumers know what they are getting.
  • Unlike illegal dealers, businesses that sell marijuana will ask customers for ID and only sell to adults.
  • Marijuana consumers will not be exposed to other illegal products that are often found in the underground market.

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  • Create and support thousands of jobs for Nevada residents.
  • Generate more than $60 million dollars in annual tax revenue, including approximately $20 million per year for Nevada schools.
  • Legal marijuana businesses will utilize the products and services of other local businesses and contribute to more than $1.1 billion in overall economic activity.

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  • Adults will no longer be punished for using a product that is less harmful than alcohol to the consumer and to society. Currently, thousands of adults are arrested every year simply for possessing small amounts of marijuana.
  • The initiative will repeal marijuana prohibition laws that have disproportionately impacted communities of color. According to a 2010 ACLU report, African-Americans in Nevada are 4.5 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites despite similar rates of use.

Click here to learn more about the relative harms of marijuana compared to alcohol.