Nevada Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Marijuana Consumption Lounges

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The governor of Nevada has signed a bill to legalize marijuana consumption lounges in the state. The legislation cleared the Assembly last month and was then approved by the Senate last week before being signed by Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) on Friday. Sponsored by Assemblyman Steve Yeager (D), the bill 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.” Existing retailers could apply for the former license and sell products that could be consumed on-site by adults 21 and older. Independent lounges could enter into a contract with an existing retailer to purchase and prepare ready-to-consume marijuana products for resale. “I am thrilled that Governor Sisolak has signed AB341 into law! Consumption lounges will finally provide a lawful place for both tourists and locals to safely consume cannabis,” Yeager told Marijuana Moment. “In addition, lounges will help grow Nevada’s small business economy and create hundreds of jobs. In addition, consumption lounges will further solidify Las Vegas’ status as the entertainment capital of the world as well as THE destination for cannabis tourism.” The state’s Cannabis Compliance Board would also be responsible for creating regulations for on-site facilities and collecting fees for license applicants. Businesses that qualify as social equity applicants would have a reduced fee. Under the legislation, a person “who has been adversely affected by provisions of previous laws which criminalized activity relating to cannabis” is considered a social equity applicant. — 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…

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