California And Nevada Lawmakers Advance Marijuana Social Consumption Lounge Bills

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The Nevada Assembly on Thursday approved a bill to legalize marijuana consumption lounges. And a California bill that would allow local jurisdictions to permit licensed cannabis lounges to sell non-marijuana foods and drinks also cleared that state’s Assembly. Both pieces of legislation now head to the Senate in their respective states. In Nevada, the measure from Assemblyman Steve Yeager (D) cleared the chamber in a 29-12 vote. It would create two new licensing categories for cannabis businesses in the state. One would be for “retail cannabis consumption lounges” and the other would be an “independent cannabis consumption lounge.” Major step forward for @SteveYeagerNV's cannabis consumption lounge bill, AB341. The Nevada Assembly approved the bill 29-12. Bill now heads to the Senate. pic.twitter.com/qlSHD6KBOe — Colton Lochhead (@ColtonLochhead) May 27, 2021 Existing retailers could apply for the former license and sell products that could be consumed on-site by adults 21 and older. Independent lounges would not be permitted to sell cannabis on their own, but would need to have marijuana products delivered to consumers from another source. That said, independent licensees could submit a request to regulators to sell cannabis that they produce or to enter into a contract with an adult-use retailer to sell their products. The state’s Cannabis Compliance Board would also be responsible for creating regulations for on-site facilities and setting fees for license applicants. Businesses that qualify as social equity applicants would have a reduced fee. — Marijuana Moment is already tracking more than 1,100 cannabis, psychedelics and drug policy bills in state legislatures and Congress this year. Patreon supporters pledging at least $25/month get access to our interactive maps, charts and hearing calendar so they don’t miss any developments. Learn more about our marijuana bill tracker and become a supporter on Patreon to get access. — Meanwhile,…

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