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Did not seek to allow marijuana business banking

Q: Should marijuana be decriminalized at federal level?

Adam Laxalt (R): "An issue for our federal representatives to address." The only Attorney General in a state with legalization not to ask feds to ease related banking prohibitions.

Steve Sisolak (D): Would fight federal intrusion into state marijuana industry. Also, erase misdemeanor marijuana convictions and enforce current state rules to make NV "the gold standard in the cannabis industry."

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Nevada Governor race , Oct 9, 2018

Wait-and-see on legalizing banking for legalized marijuana

The Gazette Journal asked Laxalt if he was going to take action with federal officials to try to deal with the marijuana industry being unable to use the federal banking system. Laxalt said he was waiting to speak to the U.S. attorney.

That was posted on Jan. 30, 2018. Laxalt was sworn in on Jan. 5, 2015. The issue of marijuana and banking was already well advanced then. Laxalt is telling us that he's still not up to speed on the issue three years later.

In the Review-Journal on Feb. 7, 2018: "19 attorneys generals urged Congress to pass a bill that would allow marijuana merchants to access the banking system. You were the only attorney general from a state that had legalized recreational marijuana not to be on that letter. Why not?"

Laxalt: "I'm waiting to meet with this US attorney. We gotta see how this thing's going to roll out."

Laxalt does not like the notion of legal marijuana, and has never been pleased by the vote of Nevadans to approve it. But they did. [So stop "waiting"].

Source: Reno News & Review on 2018 Nevada governor race , Mar 8, 2018

1996: opposed medical marijuana; 2018: decriminalization

Steve Sisolak has revised his opinion on guns, marijuana, and the death penalty over the past 20 years, forcing the governor's office hopeful to defend against accusations that he's flip-flopped on some of the issues most important to Democratic primary voters.

A 1996 "political courage test" published by VoteSmart.org shows Sisolak, then running for a Henderson-area state Senate seat, did not support the decriminalization of medical marijuana.

Sisolak directed his response toward progressive primary voters, stressing his support for women and minority groups without denying that his stances had shifted on some issues. "This was a survey from 22 years ago," Sisolak wrote in a statement to the Reno Gazette Journal. "Like many people, you learn and grow as times change. And I think that's important."

"In 1996, even California had yet to implement the first medical marijuana law," a campaign spokeswoman said. "In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law."

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal on 2018 Nevada governor race , Jan 29, 2018

Opposes legalization of possession of 1 ounce of marijuana

Adam Laxalt declared opposition to a Nevada ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana. Laxalt said Question 2, if approved by voters in November, would harm Nevada children and lead to accidental poisonings, addiction and increased road fatalities.

Question 2 would allow people age 21 and older to possess 1 ounce of marijuana for personal use. It would restrict who can grow, test, process and distribute recreational pot to those already licensed to do the same with medical marijuana or who run liquor distributorships.

"None of us care if a 60-year-old baby boomer is smoking marijuana at home," Laxalt said. "As attorney general, my biggest concern is for the safety and health of all Nevadans." Laxalt called the experience in Colorado a "parade of horribles." In the first year of legalization, he said marijuana-related deaths in that state increased 32 percent. "There is no provision in this ballot initiative to keep edibles out of the hands of children," Laxalt said.

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal on 2018 Nevada governor race , Aug 25, 2016

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