Author: Kyle Jaeger
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.