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Assembly committee kills recreational pot bill

Assembly committee kills recreational pot bill

CREATED Apr. 12, 2013

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevadan's won't be lighting up joints anytime soon, at least not legally.

A proposal to legalize the recreational use of marijuana will not become law this session after an Assembly committee failed to vote on the bill before adjourning on the last day for bills to clear the committee of origin.

The bill was presented to members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee by Democratic Assemblymen Joseph Hogan and Andrew Martin of Las Vegas a week before Friday's deadline.

It would have placed regulations similar to alcohol laws on the usage of marijuana.

In addition, it imposed a 25 percent tax on each grower, manufacturer and purchaser of marijuana to help fund early childhood and literacy programs in K-12 education.