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Groups file lawsuit for smoking initiatives

Publication Date: 2005-01-20
  • Author:AP
  • Publication:Reno (NV) Gazette-Journal

A lawsuit challenging the disqualification of Nevada initiative petitions to legalize the use of marijuana and to limit smoking in public places has been filed in U.S. District Court.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Marijuana Policy Project, seeks to force Secretary of State Dean Heller to forward the initiative petitions to the state Legislature.

Heller rejected the petitions in December and cited an attorney general's opinion that the groups circulating the measures didn't collect enough valid signatures. He rejected two measures to regulate smoking