Marijuana and gun ballot measures get official names | NevadaAppeal.com

Marijuana and gun ballot measures get official names

The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — State officials have announced the official names of two ballot measures that Nevada voters will weigh in on in November.

The Nevada Secretary of State’s Office said Monday that an initiative to require background checks on more gun sales and transfers will be called Question 1.

An effort to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana in Nevada will be called Question 2.

The initiatives are the only ones so far that have qualified for the general election ballot, although other measures could appear there if they survive court challenges and supporters gather enough valid signatures by state deadlines.

Other potential ballot questions that haven’t yet qualified include measures to deregulate Nevada’s electricity market, require voters to show ID and reverse a rate hike for rooftop solar customers.