According to public radio station WHYY, Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam has been a vocal proponent of the Garden State’s push towards adult-use cannabis legalization, offering to employ a legal weed pilot program in the seaside tourist town. I don’t want people to think that they should just come here, buy it, and leave,” Gilliam told WHYY. “I want it to be a destination, where folks can come here and enjoy it in a controlled area. That said, he has also stressed the need for social use businesses, something that is sorely lacking in Sin City. Gilliam is hopeful that those businesses could lead visitors into the city’s outer neighborhoods, and spread tourism dollars further than the beachside resorts.
“That could be good for Atlantic City,” Gilliam said. “
Back in Nevada, the state’s Gaming Control Board will need to confirm the Governor’s Committee’s decision about banning cannabis in casinos – an action that is expected shortly.