Attorney General Sessions’ Las Vegas Speech Ignores Nevada Pot-Sales ‘Emergency’; ‘cautiously optimistic,’ says Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Medical Marijuana Department

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times

Jeff Sessions missed major opportunities this week to rail against legal marijuana, giving marijuana-industry experts some much-craved hope that a crackdown is not imminent.

The cannabis-hating U.S. Attorney General delivered a speech at the Nevada U.S. Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas on Wednesday about crime, drugs, and immigration, but failed to mention the state’s newly launched recreational program.

Meanwhile, in Las Vegas, Reno, and Laughlin, people continued to queue up in droves at the new adult-use marijuana retail stores that have proved more popular than expected. State residents and tourists are buying so much legal marijuana that Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval declared a state emergency, rolling out a new policy to avoid shortages by expanding the number of marijuana distributors.

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