- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 12, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Leaders of a group called the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol say they’ve turned in about 200,000 signatures supporting their call for legalized pot use in Nevada.

Democratic state Sen. Richard “Tick” Segerblom and Joe Brezny of the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association submitted petitions Wednesday morning at the Clark County Elections Department in North Las Vegas.

The signatures still need to be checked and certified, but the number is far more than the 102,000 needed.

The marijuana initiative would require the 2015 Legislature to consider legalizing recreational marijuana use, or automatically put the question on the November 2016 ballot if state lawmakers fail to act.

Supporters say the Nevada measure would put Nevada with Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia in lifting prohibitions on marijuana.

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