Las Vegas tourists won’t be able to visit marijuana consumption clubs any time soon.
Commissioners in Nevada’s Clark County – home to Las Vegas – have decided to wait until Denver allows the nation’s first cannabis consumption club to open before they further discuss licensing and regulating marijuana lounges in Sin City.
Nevada launched legal sales of recreational marijuana on July 1, and there’s been heavy demand from tourists. But state law allows cannabis to be used only in private homes, leaving visitors without a place to legally consume any cannabis products they purchase.
The initial discussion among Clark County commissioners came after attorneys for the Nevada legislature concluded that nothing in state law prohibits local governments from allowing marijuana consumption lounges.
Andrew Jolley, president of the Nevada Dispensary Association and a store owner, told The Associated Press after the meeting that a county advisory panel intends to present commissioners a plan involving a pilot project for a few lounges.