Proposed Nevada bill could remove marijuana’s status as a ‘controlled substance’

By Jaclyn Schultz, FOX5. 

This piece was originally published by FOX5 Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - A forthcoming bill in the Nevada legislature could remove marijuana’s status as a “controlled substance” and remove authority from the Nevada Board of Pharmacy.

The bill would streamline state control of marijuana to a sole agency: the Cannabis Compliance Board, according to Assemblyman Reuben D’Silva.

“We don’t need to have several levels of regulation on a substance now, that we know is part and parcel of our community, and part and parcel of our of our economy,” D’Silva said. “In the end, this is a burdensome regulation, and that we need to remove the Nevada Board of Pharmacy statutorily now from having oversight over cannabis products and cannabis derivatives,” he said.

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