If agents were to show up and shut down the event, it would certainly indicate how the new White House sees local marijuana laws.
Since Nevada voted to legalize recreational marijuana last November, High Times magazine decided to bring the Cannabis Cup—its roving celebration of everything tokable—to the Las Vegas area for the first time. But now the feds are reportedly trying to shut it down, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.
This year’s festival—which usually attracts between 7,000 and 35,000 stoners—is set to take place on land that belongs to the Moapa Paiute Tribe, a 30-minute drive from the Strip. Even though weed is now legal in the state, tribal lands fall into murky territory regarding the drug’s legality. Under two Department of Justice memoranda, US district attorneys are supposed to consider local laws regarding marijuana enforcement and work with tribal governments on a case-by-case basis.
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