Company in Colorado Sued by Neighbors Under RICO

I found this on the Reason Report:

Michael and Hope Reilly, who own a piece of land in Pueblo County on which they keep horses, complain that an adjacent marijuana cultivation facility impairs their enjoyment of their property and detracts from its value by generating noxious odors and conspicuously violating federal law.

The Reillys are seeking triple damages under RICO, a federal statute that allows private parties to sue when they are injured by an illegal enterprise. A federal judge rejected their claims as speculative, but the 10th Circuit said they should get a chance to prove their case:

We are not suggesting that every private citizen purportedly aggrieved by another person, a group, or an enterprise that is manufacturing, distributing, selling, or using marijuana may pursue a claim under RICO. Nor are we implying that every person tangentially injured in his business or property by such activities has a viable RICO claim. Rather, we hold only that the Reillys alleged sufficient facts to plausibly establish the requisite elements of their claims against the Marijuana Growers here. The Reillys therefore must be permitted to attempt to prove their RICO claims.

The case goes back to 2015, when Colorado horse farm owners sued to stop a legal grow site from opening.

A federal district judge ruled against them and they appealed and won the right to be heard in court.

Governor Hickenlooper of Colorado Signs SB 17

In Colorado the governor has signed Senate Bill 17 into law.

Committee on Cost-benefit Analysis of Legalized Marijuana
in Colorado.
The bill adds acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress
disorder to the list of debilitating medical conditions for the purposes of the use of medical marijuana.

The bill would allow the use of medical marijuana in the treatment of PTSD and other acute stress disorders.

Along those lines; European Neuropsychopharmacology has published a report that adults with ADHD have had some success self-medicating with cannabis.

While not definitive, this study provides preliminary evidence supporting the self-medication theory of cannabis use in ADHD and the need for further studies of the endocannabinoid system in ADHD.

Now maybe the medical community and the feds will provide funding for a serious long term investigation into the effects of medical marijuana.

Early Start for Recreational Marijuana Could be Delayed

I just read this on Samantha’s Remedies.

There is a very real chance that the early start for recreational marijuana use, as passed by the Nevada Tax Commission could be delayed.

According to the Review Journal:

A Douglas County attorney claims the Nevada Tax Commission violated open meeting law because marijuana and other words were absent from a recent meeting agenda.

Jim Hartman, from Genoa, filed the complaint Wednesday with the Nevada attorney general’s office. The complaint references the May 8 meeting in which the tax commission adopted temporary regulations to allow recreational marijuana to be sold starting July 1 — about six months earlier than called for by Question 2.

Hartman claims the meeting’s agenda violated the law because it did not reference “marijuana,” “early start” or “Question 2.”

I’m reserving comment.

There’s always that one guy who starts shit just because he can.

Recreational Marijuana Going Legal in Nevada

As of January 1st 2018 the state of Nevada starts issuing licenses for recreational licenses.

This means that the businesses should be up and running not long after that.

Here’s a brief opinion / hissie fit from Samantha’s Remedies:

As of January 1st 2018 recreational marijuana will be legal in Nevada. Licenses will be issued to those companies that already have a medical marijuana license.

And the old-boy-network continues to prosper.

There is a case on it’s way back to the state supreme court, demanding that the state comply with it’s own laws. The plaintiffs already won there once but the state found a way not to follow the court’s ruling. –Mostly they ignored it.

So after hundreds of thousands of dollars the people involved get to spend even more money, because there is no penalty for anyone if the state employees decide not to follow the law. –Well isn’t that special.

I think he works for the folks who are suing the state of Nevada over a license they thought they deserved.


Yesterday was 420 and we all know what that means, but today has a special meaning too. 421 is surprise random drug test day.

Sativa leaves

Saturday 04/08/17

I put the date in the title to remind myself when the last time was that I posted anything.

Some judge just ruled that you cannot be arrested for DUI if you’re smoking dope.

I didn’t bother with a link because his ruling has the life expectancy of a sickly housefly.

I’m no longer trying to keep up this blog because it was designed to support another site that’s going nowhere, because of business licensing problems.

I’m still going to post whatever catches my attention, but I’m not sure how often that’s going to happen.

Welcome to real life.

Our thought for the day:

Odd Thoughts

First, for those of you who are too fucked up to figure out the shamrocks post. Don’t bother smoking them, shamrocks are just clover, and if there was any trace of psychoactive ingredients there would be a lot more contented cows and that bull wouldn’t bother chasing you.

Now on to whatever:

Nevada legalized recreational marijuana could become active as early as July first, but there’s nothing definitive in the law to properly regulate it. Now Trump’s goons are out in force so we can count of legal harassment from the DEA.

Regardless of regs and enforcement the market her is much smaller than Colorado, Oregon or Washington. Personally, if I was selling it, I’d give out free samples. –I know, that’s undoubtedly illegal here but I’d try anyway.

The product now being sold is for the most part much stronger than the old strains. But, according to someone claims to know, the high you get from hot house Maui Wowee than the way different than the original strain that’s still being grown on Maui.

I figure it’s all that way. The current product is much to standardized to be anything but generic.

Can You Smoke Shamrocks

In honor of St Patrick’s Day, I pose a simple question.

What would happen if you dried and smoked a bunch of shamrocks?

Just asking. 😁

White House Still Wants to Ban Marijuana

White House is very Anti-Marijuana.

This from press secretary Spicer.

“There’s a big difference between that [medical marijuana] and recreational marijuana,” said Spicer from the podium last week. “And when you see something like the opioid addiction crisis blossoming in so many states around this country, the last thing we want to be doing is encouraging people – there is still a federal law that we need to abide by when it comes to medical – in terms of recreational marijuana and other drugs of that nature. There’s a big difference between medical marijuana which states – in the states where that’s allowed in accordance with the appropriations rider have set forth a process to administer and regulate that usage versus recreational marijuana and that’s a very, very different subject.”

The Trump Whitehouse also implies that there is a link between the opioid problem and marijuana. In spite of numerous studies refuting his stand, Spicer insists on calling marijuana a gateway drug.

In fact some studies show that just the opposite is true.

In the meantime, if you watch the strong arm tactics employed by various agencies under the Trump administration, you can expect nothing but a continuation of the knuckle dragger approach to enforcement of antiquated laws.

Recreational Marijuana is Now Legal in Nevada

Recreational marijuana is officially legal here in Nevada but the state still hasn’t figured out how to handle it.

There’s nothing new about that. Since there’s no penalty for ignoring the law, the little napoleons the run various state regulatory agencies work on the old boy network.

If you have friends in the right places, you can get a license even if you never open.

Welcome to Nevada. Where the law is considered more of a suggestion than something to be followed.