Nevada guv vetoes 2 marijuana expenses, others waiting for action

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Cathleen Allison/ AP Gov. Brian Sandoval beings in his office at the Capitol on Friday, April 17, 2015, in Carson City.

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CARSON CITY– Gov. Brian Sandoval has actually vetoed expenses to create apprenticeships in the legal marijuana business and to include opioid dependency to the list of certifying medical conditions for obtaining a medical cannabis card.

Late Wednesday, Sandoval banned Senate Bill 416, which would have permitted certified medical cannabis companies to partner with labor unions for medical marijuana apprenticeships. The costs is not “constant with federal regulations governing approval of apprentice programs,” according to a declaration released by Sandoval’s workplace.

The Legislature passed the expense on near party-line votes, clearing the Senate 12-9 and the Assembly 26-13.

Sandoval stated a cannabis apprenticeship would make receiving federal financing for the state’s apprenticeship program more difficult. Cannabis remains unlawful under federal law.

“While development with regard to apprenticeship programs is undoubtedly essential, SB416 threatens to do more damage than good by authorizing the state to license apprenticeship programs within a market for which the federal government has not signaled clear approval,” Sandoval composed.

The guv also overruled Senate Bill 374, which would add opioid addiction to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana. It would likewise restrict expert licensing boards from shooting or disciplining a licensed staff member for utilizing medical marijuana and permit medical and massage therapists to lawfully use topical products including weed on their customers.

Sandoval argued that thinking about the U.S. Department of Justice’s position against recreational cannabis, unlocking for more people to use and administer it was “risky” and “unwise.”

“These are subjects that call for additional study and evaluation to think about the efficacy, health impacts and legality of these problems,” Sandoval composed.

2 other marijuana-related bills, Senate Costs 375, which would permit the Governor’s Office to negotiate with tribal governments on the usage and sale of medical cannabis, and Senate Expense 396, which would permit universities to grow low-THC commercial hemp for research study, are still on Sandoval’s desk waiting for approval.

Four other marijuana bills are still in the Legislature.

State Sen. Tick Segerblom, who has actually sponsored or co-sponsored a number of the session’s pot expenses, stated Sandoval would sign Senate Bill 375 on Friday.

Benny Tso, chairman of the Nevada Tribal Marijuana Alliance, said tribal leaders from throughout the state would be in participation for the signing.

Sandoval spokesperson Mari St. Martin would not verify the signing.

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