John Barrette
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January 19, 2014
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Scene In Passing: Hot-pot issue is governmental hot potato

Medical marijuana is now a hot-pot issue, reminiscent of the proverbial hot-potato references of yore, but angst involved is mostly overblown. Like a hot potato, hot pot for medicinal purposes has become a jurisdictional jumping bean few seem overjoyed to tackle in governmental circles. It displays weaknesses and strengths in the nation’s federal system. Federal authorities turn a blind eye for now. States make their own determinations. Localities deal with the consequences because that’s where the rubber meets the road. Carson City is no exception. District Attorney Neil Rombardo dealt with some pertinent issues Thursday, including a key one involving …

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