Hey Stoners Welcome to The Johno Show I’m your weedtuber host Jonathan. It’s Monday March 13th 2017 and this is your weed news of the week. Our main story tonight is that Jeff Sessions has admitted cracking down on states that have already legalized would be Challenging. But first our other weed news.
In “Oh the humanity” news…
We start off with a rather disappointing story. Las Vegas’ first Cannabis Cup took place last week and was a complete disaster. It had been planned as a full-fledged marijuana festival celebrating the recent legalization of adult use cannabis in Nevada but quickly turned into a cannabis-free convention-style expo with over a dozen empty booths and an entire day cancelled due to high winds.
An event spokesperson said they did everything possible to make the event compliant with federal law. However, a letter sent to the cups organizers by Federal U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden threatened to “enforce the Controlled Substances Act,” if federal laws against marijuana weren’t followed during the event.
To top off this disaster, forecasted winds of up to 40 miles per hour with wind gusts reaching as high as 60 mph required the organizers to cancel the second day of the event entirely.
In “You Want Me to Put That Where” News…
Doctor’s in Vancouver and throughout Canada have recently come together and recommend against smoking marijuana. These doctors feel absorption through the lungs doesn’t provide enough benefit and includes many risks. Eating the plant also interferes with the gastric acids in the stomach.
Instead they are suggesting the right intake of the drug is rectally. The doctors sight volume of absorption as the major beneficial factor. One doctor on the panel said quote: “You can put a lot more and it gets absorbed a lot better, but not everybody is open to this way of administration,”
So, I can guarantee you as host of this show; there will be an upcoming episode where I stick a nug up my butt.
In “Whoops we funded what” News…
The Denver FBI honored a youth dropout prevention group without realizing it was partially funded with taxes from the marijuana industry.
The organization “Youth on Record” mentioned the marijuana funding the group receives when accepting the Director’s Community Leadership Award at Denver FBI headquarters.
“Youth on Record” received $75,000 in marijuana tax revenue last year from the city of Denver and is expecting an additional $148,000 this year.
Finally our top story…
Speaking on the Hugh Hewitt Show Attorney General Jeff Sessions said It’s not possible for the federal government to take over everything the local police used to do in a state that legalized marijuana.
Other published reports have suggested Session’s has privately reassured some senators that his Department of Justice wouldn’t significantly deviate from the Obama administration’s hands-off approach to states that have decriminalized cannabis.
Hugh Hewitt insisted the attorney general could wipe out recreational marijuana in places like Washington and Colorado by filing just a single racketeering charge. But Sessions pushed back and explained that it’s a little more complicated.
But don’t despair because there is something you the common citizen can do right now to push legalization forward. On the website Everyaction.com there is a form available, and I have it the description, where you can send your representative a note asking them to join the Cannabis Caucus. It reads “Federal marijuana laws are outdated. Thankfully, a new Cannabis Caucus is forming in Congress that is specifically dedicated to modernizing federal marijuana policy so that states can effectively implement their own laws without interference.”
It’s a super easy form. Yes, they do ask for a donation afterwards but you can just ignore it like I did. I’m not going to read aloud the letter that goes to your representative but I have read it and it is very well worded. I highly suggest you send your representative the letter today.
It’s not legal yet to sell recreational marijuana in Nevada, and medical marijuana can only be sold by licensed dispensaries, but already pot entrepreneurs are offering ganja on Craigslist in Las Vegas.
It had the makings of a duel in the desert, the first clash between the legion of marijuana lovers emboldened by a surge of legalization and a new federal administration that has pledged to restore “law and order.” In the days leading up to the Cannabis Cup—which is the pot world’s version of harvest festival, lecture series and outdoor concert rolled into one—it looked like a corner of an Indian reservation an hour north of Las Vegas was going to become a historic battlefield. Nevada had voted last November by a solid 9-point margin to legalize recreational weed, but the state’s top lawman felt it necessary to remind the Cannabis Cup organizers that federal law was not on their side. So the thousands of weed devotees who rode the free shuttle from the Las Vegas Strip to the reservation had good reason to be paranoid about the possibility they would be met with drug-sniffing DEA hounds when the bus doors wheezed open. Instead, nothing greeted them except a pretty Native American woman who directed the new arrivals with a smile to the line of thousands of other Cup-goers patiently waiting to get through the front gate when it opened at noon. Inside the event, some attendees sounded almost disappointed that there wasn’t a fight. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/03/really-high-noon-in-the-nevada-desert-214897 http://www.wochit.com
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Las Vegas, NV — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has long opposed cannabis legalization, claiming “Good people don’t use marijuana,” and this week alleged violence increases when it’s legal (yet another alternative fact perpetuated by the Trump administration).
On Tuesday, Sessions also claimed:
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“States, they can pass the laws they choose. I would just say, it does remain a violation of federal law to distribute marijuana throughout any place in the United States, whether a state legalizes it or not.”
Indeed, voters in Nevada voted to legalize recreational marijuana in the 2016 election. Question 2 passed with 54% of the vote, making possession of up to one ounce of cannabis legal at the beginning of 2017. It will take until 2018 until it is legally available for sale.
Now, it appears the Department of Justice has fired the first shot in the attorney general’s war on weed. High Times magazine is slated to hold a “Cannabis Cup Las Vegas” event on the Moapa Paiute tribe’s land this weekend. The magazine has held these events in cities throughout the world and bills them as “celebrating the world of ganja through competitions, instructional seminars, expositions, celebrity appearances, concerts and product showcases.”