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Nevada Lawmakers Push For Changes To Federal Marijuana Laws

Nevada lawmakers say Congress needs to address federal marijuana laws.

This comes after Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed an Obama-era protection for states and announced last week that he was lowering a barrier that held back prosecution of federal marijuana laws.

Nevada Representatives Dina Titus and Mark Amodei are working on legislation to allow marijuana to be made available for medical use - and to permit states to regulate marijuana as they do alcohol.

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Titus says Nevada’s cannabis industry represents $60 million in tax revenue for schools, and the Trump administration decision could stifle nearly $1 billion in new investments.