Nevada‘s Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak signed numerous new marijuana reform payments into legislation on June 7, a few of which won’t take impact till October.
Amongst different issues, the state will do away with “per se” DUI charges for marijuana use and can enable consumption websites for hashish shoppers.
The Governor signed Assembly Bill 341, which takes impact on October 1, 2021, supplies laws for the institution of on-site “hashish consumption lounges” for these ages 21 and older. Regulators should nonetheless decide the precise varieties of hashish merchandise which might be “acceptable for consumption” within the amenities.
Nationwide pattern towards permitting consumption
Alaska and Colorado have beforehand enacted laws explicitly allowing social consumption websites for hashish, and New York’s nascent adult-use legislation additionally regulates on-site amenities. Related laws is at present pending in California.
Late final week, the Governor signed Assembly Bill 400 into legislation. It amends the state’s site visitors security statutes in order that the operation of a motorcar with hint quantities of both THC or its metabolite is now not a per se violation of legislation. The brand new legislation takes impact on October 1, 2021.
Beneath the state’s present site visitors security legal guidelines, it’s unlawful to function a motorcar with low ranges of both THC or the 11-hydroxy-THC metabolites in a single’s blood or urine, even absent any additional proof of psychomotor impairment. The revised measure eliminates the applying of these limits in sure circumstances.
NORML has constantly opposed the imposition of THC per se limits, opining that such thresholds are usually not evidence-based and that they could result in the legal prosecution of people that consumed hashish a number of days beforehand however are now not below its affect.
Additionally on Friday, the Governor signed Assembly Bill 158, which revises first-time penalties imposed upon minors who possess small portions of hashish. It reduces present penalties — which embrace as much as six-months in jail and a $1,000 superb — to group service. The measure additionally requires courts to mechanically seal information for these offenses if the offender completes the time period of their sentence. The brand new legislation takes impact on July 1, 2021.