Isn’t anyone else slightly miffed that your government arrested your citizens for a drug they are now selling at a huge profit?
Nevada first banned marijuana in 1923 during a nationwide trend of states limiting the use between 911-1933.
About 100 years later, Nevada reversed its position on marijuana. If you visit Las Vegas today, you will be bombarded with advertisements promoting their brand of marijuana.
Legalization of marijuana was opposed by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who donated $3.35 million to the campaign to defeat the initiative. Adelson also purchased the Las Vegas Review-Journal in December 2015, after which the editorial board reversed its earlier endorsement of the initiative. Prior to the flip-flop, the Review-Journal supported legalization as far back as 2002 when it endorsed Question 9.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department would charge you with a FELONY if they caught you with more than one ounce of marijuana in January of 2016. Today, marijuana is a major source of tax revenue for the State of Nevada.
Jedi Rich Lightowler changed his life after 9/11 to follow his passion for modeling, art, photography, music, video and filmmaking.
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