After a new decision by the City Council, Las Vegas has become something of a cannabis pioneer.
The city will now allow marijuana consumption lounges. As such, it is the first city in the state of Nevada to have legal weed lounges. And Las Vegas is now among the first handful of cities around the country to allow for such venues.
City Council’s Decision
The Las Vegas City Council voted yesterday on a resolution to legalize marijuana consumption lounges. The idea passed with a 4-1 vote.
As a result, marijuana consumption lounges are now legal within Las Vegas city limits. Of course, these businesses will be heavily regulated. As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, rules for consumption lounges will include:
Only adults 21 and older will be allowed to enter lounges. Lounges will not be allowed to sell or provide any actual cannabis. Instead, patrons must bring their own flower. Lounges will be allowed to sell paraphernalia. Consumption sites must be at least 1,000 feet from schools and casinos. Similarly, they must also be at least 300 feet from other protected institutions, such as churches. All marijuana consumption lounges must meet strict requirements for odor control, fire safety, air