Las Vegas is inching toward public cannabis consumption lounges, which would be a boon to marijuana businesses selling to tourists with no legal space to smoke.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Bryan Scott, the assistant Las Vegas city attorney, said lounges could be granted approval as soon as March.
- The lounges could sell paraphernalia but not marijuana.
- State law bans marijuana deliveries to anywhere other than a home, so consumers would have to take their own cannabis to a lounge.
- In September, the state’s Legislative Counsel Bureau released an opinion that state law does not prevent local municipalities from allowing such lounges.
- Nevada officials are holding off on public consumption until they see how a social-use initiative plays out in Denver, where regulators just received their first social-use applicant.