Las Vegas Gamblers Can Soon Relax in Marijuana Lounges
Las Vegas is readying to open marijuana lounges following a recent council vote.
City Council voted 5-1 in favor of the lounges. Unincorporated Clark County and Las Vegas will become eligible to host the cannabis louches. Visitors will be able to smoke marijuana outside of their homes.
Las Vegas legalized recreational use of marijuana in 2016. Councilwoman Seaman would have preferred a trial-and-error system instead of granting lounges the ability to set up shop. Most of the licenses will be disseminated to the city's 17 dispensaries with connected or nearby lougues. Twenty licenses for independent applicants and half for those who were negatively affected by marijuana laws before the 2016 reversal.
North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, and Mesquite have already rejected applications for marijuana lounges. The application window is set to open in October. Las Las Vegans expect to have lougues open by 2023. Councilwoman Olivia Diaz is excited about the business opportunities that could come from adding another area of business to Vegas' offerings.