November 9, 2006 - Backers of a move to legalize small amounts of marijuana in Nevada said they're not bummed out by its defeat at the polls.
If anything, they were encouraged by the support they received from voters and pledged Wednesday to try again.
"The reality is, in the history of this country, no pot initiative has gotten the vote total we're going to end up getting," said Neal Levine, campaign manager for the Committee to Control and Regulate Marijuana.
Nevadans can expect the issue to appear again in 2008 or 2010, he said.
"It's 100 percent certainty that we will be back on the ballot," Levine said. "We've been working this state for five years, and we're not going anywhere."
Voters rejected Question 7, 56 percent to 44 percent. It passed only in tiny Storey County, by a mere 95 votes of 1,851 cast.