US Marijuana Party

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Ruling on Nevada marijuana petition won't be appealed


CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada's attorney general won't appeal a recent federal court ruling that lets backers of a petition to ease state marijuana laws present their initiative to the 2005 Legislature.

"We're just going to move forward and not fight it," Joshua Hicks, senior deputy attorney general, said Wednesday, referring to U.S. District Judge James Mahan's decision last Friday.

Mahan ruled in favor of the Committee to Regulate and Control Marijuana, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Marijuana Project. That enables the committee to present its petition to the 2005 Legislature, which convenes Monday.

The Legislature has 40 days to approve the petition. If it doesn't, it will go on the 2006 election ballot.


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