Nevada creates marijuana board & bans social use licensing for two years

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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 533 into law, which creates a Cannabis Compliance Board and also prohibits local governments in the state from licensing marijuana social consumption businesses.

The social use provision expires July 1, 2021, which would leave the state without such venues for up to two years.

The Cannabis Compliance Board was one of the governor’s top priorities this year, and Sisolak compared it to the state board that oversees gambling and casinos.

Associated Press contributed to this report.