Pot festival in Nevada goes forward despite fears of federal crackdown
The U.S. attorney’s office was clear in its letter to the Indian tribe and the organizers of the High Times Cannabis Cup — marijuana could not legally be bought, sold, transferred or consumed at the festival this weekend.
Perhaps that letter should’ve been sent to the thousands who attended Saturday as well.
Defiance wafted through the air, billowing from bowls, bongs and joints.
The dry dusty air may have contributed to reddening some eyes, but it was by no means the only culprit. The federal government may have said no marijuana was allowed at the Cannabis Cup, but the directive seemed to have the effect of gravel trying to stop water.
Like water, pot found a way.
Last fall Nevada voters easily passed an initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but the Cannabis Cup was being held about 45 miles northeast of Las Vegas at the Moapa Paiute Indian Reservation, and that’s under federal authority. Hence, the letter from the U.S. attorney’s office and the surprises that ensued.
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