In October 2016, Weed News reported that Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) announced its endorsement of Nevada’s ballot Question 2 to regulate marijuana as a means of refocusing the justice system on more pressing crimes and improving the relationship between communities and police. This is another sign of the mainstream public’s and the law enforcement community’s acceptance of recreational marijuana in Nevada. This is also beneficial to one of the Player’s Network, Inc.’s (PNTV) holdings, which is licensed to sell marijuana in Nevada.
LEAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit composed of police and other criminal justice professionals dedicated to educating the public about the harms of drug prohibition. Their mission is to unite and mobilize the voice of law enforcement in support of drug policy and criminal justice reforms that will make communities safer by focusing law enforcement resources on the greatest threats to public safety, promoting alternatives to arrest and incarceration, addressing the root causes of crime, and working toward healing police-community relations.
Major Neill Franklin (Ret.) of the Maryland State Police says passing Question 2 “will help to drive out the risky and untaxed illegal marijuana market – thus reducing the power of gangs and improving public safety for Nevada’s residents and law enforcement officers. Police will then be able to refocus valuable resources to help bring justice to victims of serious crimes.”
The popular marijuana news site Merry Jane reports:
“Aside from the planned focus on cannabis DUIs, the recreational cannabis legislation in Nevada is still quite lenient. The law allows possession of up to one ounce of marijuana and 3.5 grams of concentrate, and adults are allowed to grow up to six plants in their household. Like most places with recreational legislation, public use is still punishable by fine.”
The legal environment in Nevada is expected to change soon, especially in Las Vegas. Marijuana Times recently reported on State Senator Tick Segerblom lobbying to legalize and regulate public consumption of marijuana. “If passed [Segerblom’s bill] would allow individual counties and cities to issue licenses for public cannabis consumption areas. Those licenses could be issued for any sort of event, such as a fair or a concert… bars or coffee shops, and… specific streets or sidewalks would be designated areas.”
One of the Player’s Network’s holdings is Green Leaf Farms Holdings, LLC (Green Leaf Farms), which has production and cultivation licenses for the medical and recreational marijuana markets in Nevada. The Player’s Network has contacts within LEAP and will actively seek to work with them to build bridges between marijuana business owners, community leaders, and Nevada’s law enforcement agencies. Green Leaf Farms will be in full compliance with state and county laws while carrying out a profitable enterprise.