There is no more fascinating slice of American history to me than that of Las Vegas, NV.
It wasn’t a city, it was a dream that was built painstakingly with money, time, & passion, what the people I was with and I see now is however a shadow of what it used to be.
Before everything else, it was just an empty patch of desert. Bugsy Siegel had a vision for a mecca of gambling & debauchery, a place where people would pay money for the chance to hit it big, however he was selling a dream, & that is exactly what Las Vegas turned out to be years later. I am not a local historian, I run a cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas, however our shop does feature a lot of local memorabilia & historical facts for the shoppers; Everyone likes gangsters, at least from a historical perspective, & Las Vegas has no shortage of history with organized crime, and one of the ways that Las Vegas has balanced things out was by managing their local crime. This is why cannabis is looked upon so positively by the local law enforcement officers – because pot doesn’t cause crime in Las Vegas, & letting it slide is better for everyone. Hard drugs, or major drug dealing operations have no place in Vegas, & get shut down quickly, however everyone turns a blind eye to cannabis, for the greater good. In a city love Las Vegas with a history of organized crime, the people I was with and I are all legitimately experienced with turning a blind eye to criminal interest for the greater good. It’s sort of how the whole place got started.