MARIJUANA LOUNGES WILL OPEN ON THE LAS VEGAS STRIP IN 2019
- November 28, 2018
After being elected to the Clark County Commission early in November, Tick Segerblom (Nevada legislator and legislation leader) has made a swift transition from state to local government and intends to bring about major changes for marijuana legalization in the Silver State. Last week, Segerblom led a seven-member team (in San Francisco, CA), including five reps from the Nevada State Assembly and a councilman from North Las Vegas. Upon his return from the trip, Segerblom announced his plans to allow the opening of cannabis lounges in the unincorporated area of Clark County, which includes the Las Vegas Strip and a community of 2 million Southern Nevada residents. So what is his goal? According to Segerblom, he plans to open these lounges to get the pot out of quality casinos and hotels and off the Vegas streets. Let’s take a closer look at the details and find out more.
Evolution of San Francisco Lounges
Interestingly, officials in San Francisco (including local business owners and members of law enforcement) have taken a more laid-back approach to the development of cannabis lounges throughout the city and have received a small amount of pushback from authorities at the state and federal levels. Overall, San Francisco’s marijuana administrators lounges (approved by the government) can make proper negotiations with lawmakers concerning product quantity, building layout, and the ventilation system.
What Happens in Vegas
Meanwhile, in the State of Nevada, authorities have pushed to the front of the marijuana regulation, meaning the San Francisco-lounge style will not likely be happening in Las Vegas. Back on January 1, 2017, voters approved the state’s Ballot Question 2, officially allowing adults ages 21 and older to use marijuana in the city. Ultimately, this power was transferred to the Nevada Department of Taxation, which currently bans the setup of marijuana lounges in Las Vegas, and regulations indicate that no amendments can be made until 2020. Segerblom, nonetheless, does not plan on letting these regulations stop him from pushing for these facilities to be opened.
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