The introduction of cannabis lounges could be a game-changer
Las Vegas is usually known for its large entertainment industry, although cannabis is now starting to gain quite a bit of ground as well. This will be especially true after watching Sin City fine-tune the final details for the launch of consumption lounges.
Nevada recently issued final regulations for marijuana consumption lounges to become a reality. That being the case, Las Vegas cannabis executives don’t want to miss the opportunity and are making the necessary moves to lure customers off the Strip and into their smoking lounges.
Nearly half a decade has been the waiting time for which many Las Vegas business owners sat patiently for this final go-ahead. Now that the consumption lounges have finally been given the go-ahead, operators are eager to capitalize on visitors who need a place to consume in this high tourism market.
According to the law, cannabis lounges will be allowed to open their doors later this year, with fall being the time when licenses begin to be processed. At the moment, the Silver State is clearing the way for a total of 40-45 licenses for salons attached to existing retail marijuana stores, while another 20 are granted to independent establishments.
At the moment, it has been said that at least 60 established retailers have expressed interest in opening consumption lounges, and not at all surprising, as it would add tremendous value to their operations. Several unique strategies have begun to surface among aspiring consumption lounge applicants. Prominent among the innovative measures is converting an existing restaurant to include the option to “infuse your own food.”