Also in Reno was U.S. Drug Czar John Walters, on a two-day visit with Northern Nevada law enforcement and drug prevention officials. Walters used his first speaking engagement, Monday night at the Airport Plaza Hotel, to attack a proposal that would legalize marijuana in Nevada.
"They're asking the state and other private entities to distribute what is known to be addictive, accident causing, depending producing substance," Walters said.
Walters said while Nevada has made great progress in working to stop marijuana and methamphetamine abuse, voters should say no to Question 7, which would completely legalize and regulate pot use and distribution in Nevada.
Supporters of Question 7, including the Committee to Control and Regulate Marijuana, said Walters' visit could be considered part of a federally-funded campaign against the November ballot measure and would be subject to Nevada election funding laws.