Attorney Daniel Bogden Took A Hard Line In A Letter To Organizers Of A Cannabis Festival This Weekend, Saying Federal Law Applies And Pot Smokers Could Be Prosecuted.

Rick <a href=http://michiganmedicalmarijuana.biz/ Cook, right, and Dalton Brown move a sign while setting up for the High Times Cannabis Cup festival, Friday, March 3, 2017, near Moapa, Nev. A federal prosecutor has snuffed out plans by pot fans to celebrate Nevada’s new recreational marijuana law by lighting up on an Indian reservation near Las Vegas. U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden took a hard line in a letter to organizers of a cannabis festival this weekend, saying federal law applies and pot smokers could be prosecuted. (AP Photo/John Locher)’ /> The concert is headlined by hip-hop artist Ludacris. Robert Capecchi, federal policies chief at the Marijuana Policy Project advocacy group in Washington, D.C., said a lot of attendees might be disappointed or upset that they can’t smoke on site. But he noted that laws are different in federal areas within the eight states that have legalized recreational marijuana and the 28 states and the District of Columbia where medical marijuana is legal. “There’s a different balance between the federal government and Indian tribes and the federal government and the states,” Capecchi said. Nevada is still getting its enforcement footing after recreational marijuana became legal Jan. 1. Voters approved allowing adults to possess and use up to an ounce of pot, but consumption isn’t allowed in casinos or public places. Bogden said a 2013 Obama administration directive that was seen as relaxing enforcement on tribal lands in states where pot is legal might have been misinterpreted. Pot is still illegal in Indian Country and on federal land, he said.

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