Despite Decriminalization Of Adult Recreational Use Of Marijuana, Court Finds Its Use Is Not Lawful

Nevada’s voters decriminalized adult recreational use of marijuana by voter initiative.  See Secretary of State, Statewide Ballot Initiative Question No. 2, 14 (Nov. 8, 2016, effective Jan. 1, 2017).  Marijuana nonetheless remains illegal under federal law and may be prosecuted under the Controlled Substances Act. See 21 U.S.C. ยง 844(a).   The question therefore arises whether adult recreational…