Exclusive: Feds threatening to shut down marijuana festival, Cannabis Cup, in Las Vegas


Photo via Reno Gazette-Journal

One of the world’s largest marijuana festivals, which is expected to be held this week on tribal land outside of Las Vegas, has been facing a possible shutdown for the past two weeks, according to a letter sent by federal officials earlier this month.

While the festival is all about weed, there may be one important item missing at the event: the green herb itself.

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. To continue reading http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2017/02/27/exclusive-feds-threatening-shut-down-giant-las-vegas-marijuana-festival-cannabis-cup/98487124/