Marijuana has been illegal for decades in the United States. In fact, it continues to be illegal under federal law for recreational and medicinal purposes. However, certain states have now begun to legalize cannabis -- and Nevada is one of the most recent states to do so.
You went to Las Vegas with your friends, just taking a week to get away from it all. There were four of you sharing a hotel room.
Las Vegas has very carefully and intentionally developed a reputation throughout the country and even the world as a city where anything goes -- so much so that many visitors are surprised to find that they can get arrested for crimes here as in any other city.
It seems innocent enough. You and your friends are heading to the Vegas Strip, ready to enjoy a night of dancing and partying without a worry in the world. They're going to meet you at the club, so you've nominated yourself to bring the party favors. You've got enough hits of ecstasy stashed in your pockets to make sure all of your friends have fun, and you just picked up a fresh ounce of weed, which you've stowed in your trunk in preparations for the after-party.