Are "pot parlors" just around the corner for Vegas cannabis tourists?!

"Wanted: Carpenters, electricians, craftsmen to retro-fit hookah lounge, convert to social marijuana lounge." --Imaginary ad in 2018

According to an article in The Hill this AM, Nevada's Legislative Counsel Bureau declared...
...that state law does not prohibit city or county governments from operating a lounge or facility in which patrons may use marijuana.
Which means that so-called "pot parlors" may be coming to Las Vegas. (The LCB is a gang of lawyers and bureaucrats and policy wonks that advise the Nevada legislators, saving them time and money and (ostensibly) shielding them from the influence of lobbyists and the governor. When they say something is permissible-- or not prohibited-- it's probably only a matter of time before that something becomes a reality.) 

The whole situation is summed up nicely by Marijuana Majority founder Tom Angell, who said, "Allowing regulated social use areas is a good solution that recognizes cannabis consumers' rights to congregate just like alcohol drinkers can in bars while also protecting nonconsumers' rights not to inhale secondhand smoke."

And getting all those nasty, smoky, stoners out of their casino hotel rooms!

Governor Sandoval is not a fan of marijuana lounges. “I did not support them previously. I don’t support them now,” The Hill quotes him as saying.

But Gov. Sandoval didn't support Ballot Question 2 (legalizing recreational or "adult-use" weed), either. But, he says, "he will work with the federal Justice Department to allow legal marijuana now that it has passed," according to The Hill.

So, maybe he's just a politician walking a fine line, keeping his options open (he's term-limited, so he'll not be running for governor again), and looking beyond January, 2019, when he becomes "Mr. Sandoval" again. (To put it another way: He was against it before he was for it.)


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