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Dec 30, 2010 12:07 PM by AP

Nevada's Wild West spirit snubs legal marijuana

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada is known for letting just about anything slide, whether it's booze, bets or brothels.

But even here there are limits. It has been OK to smoke pot to treat illness for ten years. But don't think about selling it, even to patients. Lately, federal agents and local police have taken notice, raiding several
pot shops in and around Sin City.

All of it has pot activists scratching their heads.
How is a state that has long lured visitors with promises of unconstrained debauchery stricter with pot than its more wholesome neighbors of Colorado, Arizona and California?

Political leaders and historians say activists don't know Nevada. For many, pot is for hippies. And Nevada, borne in the rugged days of the Wild West, is no place for hippies.

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