One of the primary concerns since Nevada launched its fully legal marijuana market is tourists have nowhere to consume the herb once they purchase it from a retail dispensary. However a recent opinion by the state’s Legislative Counsel Bureau could bring to life the concept of cannabis lounges in 2018, according to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
On Monday, the Bureau said there is no state law forcing local governments to ban marijuana consumption in businesses. The decision, which state Senator Tick Segerblom believes will help Nevada become “the marijuana capital of the world,” could give way to a multitude of pot-friendly establishments, such as coffee shops and yoga studios, in a manner similar to what Denver has spent that past year trying to implement.
Although the concept of cannabis lounges will ultimately benefit the state’s tourism trade, which serves around 43 million visitors every year, it will also provide more opportunities for the local cannabis community.
“We’ll be surprised at how many locals find value in these lounges,” said Andrew Jolley, CEO of The+Source dispensaries and president of the Nevada Dispensary Association….