Marijuana consumption lounges in Las Vegas are looking more and more as if they’ll become a reality for cannabis entrepreneurs.
At a Clark County marijuana advisory panel meeting Monday, the board “spent most of its first meeting” talking about proposals for such a concept and how cannabis clubs would be regulated, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
A representative from the resort hotel industry said clubs “are the realistic solution to making sure” that marijuana tourists don’t consume cannabis at casinos.
But a point of contention for the panel was whether patrons should be required to bring their own cannabis, or if lounges would be required to sell on-site, as bars and nightclubs are required to do with alcohol.
The panel didn’t decide on any specific recommendations Monday, and a bill in the legislature to permit local governments to sanction private clubs must become law before cannabis lounges can move forward.
Nevada is one of a number of states considering laws to allow consumption of marijuana in public places.