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Lawmakers' proposal to make it harder for kids to get marijuana

Posted at 11:57 PM, Sep 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 02:57:25-04

Two state lawmakers plan to introduce a proposal next year to make it harder for kids to get marijuana.

State senators Tick Segerblom and Patricia Farley say their plan includes a ban on certain shapes and types of edible marijuana products and require child-proof packages.

"Like gummy bears, or certain kinds of candy that children recognize as candy, you won't want to have medical marijuana edible look the same so they would think oh this is just a candy I saw on TV," said Segerblom, a Democrat.

Republican Farley said she doesn't support or oppose legalizing recreational marijuana but believes it is important for tight regulations to avoid accidental use.

"I am more about providing education and making sure that parents and children, to be honest with you, know that it's still a controlled substance, it's not safe for children unless it's medically provided and medically dosed," she said.

The proposed law would also affect recreational marijuana if Nevadans vote in favor of decriminalizing marijuana in November.