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SHOT/CHASER: Laxalt’s Flimsy Excuse for Silence on Pot Regulations Meeting Goes Up In Smoke

While Republican gubernatorial candidate and attorney general Adam Laxalt continues to keep details of his meeting with Nevada’s new U.S. attorney hidden from the public, other Nevada elected officials have urged the U.S. attorney to take a “hands-off approach” to Nevada’s legal marijuana industry — something Laxalt hasn’t done.

SHOT: Sandoval, Laxalt meet with new U.S. attorney, but won’t say how conversations about marijuana went [The Nevada Independent, 3/6/18]

“Attorney general and Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt also confirmed he had met with the state’s new top federal prosecutor.

“‘AG Laxalt met with Interim US Attorney Dayle Elieson last month on a range of law enforcement coordination issues including marijuana enforcement, but will not comment further on the specifics of their discussion other than to say it’s an ongoing conversation,’ his office said in a statement.”

CHASER: Cortez Masto urged hands-off approach to marijuana with Nevada U.S. attorney in February [The Nevada Independent, 3/22/18]

“Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto met with new U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson last month and made the case that she should refrain from cracking down on recreational marijuana use after the Justice Department reversed its policy giving states protections from federal prosecution.


“Gov. Brian Sandoval and Attorney General Adam Laxalt have also met with Elieson, but haven’t made any details of their conversations public.”