The Nevada legislature has sent a bill to legalize marijuana consumption lounges to the governor’s desk. After clearing the Assembly last week, the legislation advanced through the Senate in a 17-3 vote on Monday. 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. The state’s Cannabis Compliance Board would also be responsible for creating regulations for on-site facilities and collecting fees for license applicants.

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 06/01/2021 11:55:00

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