Feds Threaten to Shut Down Las Vegas High Times Cannabis Cup

Feds Threaten to Shut Down Las Vegas High Times Cannabis Cup

According to Reno Gazette Times, the Feds threaten to shut down Las Vegas High Times Cannabis Cup in a Feb. 16 letter to the Moapa Paiute Tribe.

The times reports that U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden, based in Las Vegas, sent a Feb. 16 letter to the Moapa Paiute Tribe reminding the tribe that the transport, possession, use and distribution of marijuana is illegal under federal law. The marijuana trade show and festival, planned for March 4 and 5, would be in violation of that law, according to the letter obtained by the Reno Gazette-Journal.

In the exclusive story, the RGT  posts part of the letter from U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden in which he states:

“I am informed that the tribal council is moving forward with the planned marijuana event referred to as the 2017 High Times Cannabis Cup because it is under the impression that the so-called ‘Cole Memorandum’ and subsequent memoranda from the Department of Justice permit marijuana use, possession and distribution on tribal lands when the state law also permits it. Unfortunately, this is an incorrect interpretation of the Department’s position on this issue.”

This type of rhetoric further exemplifies how Republicans are our of step when it comes to marijuana. TWB will update you as we learn more about how the Feds threaten to shut down the Las Vegas High Times Cannabis Cup.

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Published at Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:59:56 +0000