Nevada Democrats hosted a press conference at The Apothecary Shoppe marijuana dispensary on Jan. 4 to protest a potential crackdown on legal marijuana by the Department of Justice. (Michael Scott Davidson)
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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.”
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