Brian Sandoval

Nevadans OK recreational pot, gun background checks

Nevadans legalized pot for recreational use on Tuesday and narrowly voted to tighten background checks for gun buyers.

Voters also gave first-round approval to breaking up NV Energy's statewide power-producing monopoly and exempting medical devices like oxygen tanks, feeding pumps, and hospital beds from being taxed.

The marijuana initiative, Question 2, was backed by the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, with backing from a group that supports legalization campaigns across the country.

Opponents, including Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, billionaire casino magnate and newspaper owner Sheldon Adelson and many of the state's top elected Republicans called...

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