Governor candidate endorses marijuana ballot question | NevadaAppeal.com

Governor candidate endorses marijuana ballot question

Appeal Capitol Bureau – The Green Party’s Craig Bergland has become the first Nevada gubernatorial candidate to endorse the ballot question legalizing possession and use of small amounts of marijuana.

“I am voting yes on Question 7 this election, and urge all citizens to vote yes as well,” Bergland said.

He said the ballot question would provide funding for drug-education programs.

Bergland said that with 5,000 Nevadans arrested each year for possession of pot, legalizing and regulating the drug would also free up police officers and courts to concentrate on violent and dangerous crime.

“Allowing the possession of one ounce of marijuana by responsible legal adults will separate pot from the hard drugs, and thus help end the growth of gangs, drug selling for profit, violence, crime and put real teeth into the war on hard drugs,” he said.

Bergland, 57, is a longtime Reno resident. Bergland, 57, is a longtime Reno resident.