Despite uncertainty about whether recreational marijuana sales were going to start July 1, dispensaries are going full puff ahead around Nevada.
The date also happens to be at the beginning of a busy Fourth of July weekend in Las Vegas.
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.
WeedTV.com sits down with Nevada State Senator Tick Segerblom to discuss the biggest issues in Las Vegas with the recreational marijuana industry. Also, we ask Tick what’s the process to implement Question 2 and what kind of regulations and changes can we expect in the future. Tick also explains the “Early Start” Bill. Finally we ask how will the Donald Trump administration affect the recreational marijuana industry in Nevada.