Nevada Legislature’s lawyers said nothing in the state law prohibits marijuana consumption lounges
After months of following the guidance of the state, local Nevada governments are poised to decide whether they want to move forward with licensing social consumption lounges for marijuana. Smoking in public is illegal, and all casinos have been told to ban it on their properties. But last week the Nevada Legislature’s lawyers said nothing in the state law prohibits marijuana consumption lounges.
In Nevada, Clark County appears to be the most prepared entity to jump into the lounge area, with county commissioners discussing the topic on Tuesday. The county’s Green Ribbon Advisory Panel, which consists of marijuana, gaming, and tourism industry leaders, has discussed the topic at length since March and has considered a one-year pilot program to start.
But Gov. Brian Sandoval opposes pot lounges, and through local governments have all the say in whether to allow them, Sandoval’s reluctance could prompt trepidation.
What it means for retail: Though Marijuana sales in Nevada are already legal, this is the next step to make it truly open to the public. Most visitors to Nevada have no legal place to smoke their legally purchased weed, and this will help alleviate that issue which should help boom product sales and open a new avenue for cannabis entrepreneurs helping the overall retail market grow.
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