A measure to introduce marijuana consumption lounges in Nevada is gaining support
A Nevada Assembly committee approved a bill seeking to allow marijuana consumption lounges late last week. Additionally, a measure that would make the concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in a person’s blood a non-determining factor in driving a vehicle was also approved by the panel.
The social use legislation is set to create two new categories of licenses for cannabis-related businesses in the state. The first would be an “independent cannabis consumption lounge” while the second would be for “retail cannabis consumption lounges.” Established retailers would be able to apply for a license to sell consumable products on the premises by adults over the age of 21. On the other hand, independent salons would not be allowed to sell cannabis on their own, so marijuana consumers would need to obtain the product from another source.
This does not mean that in the future, they will be able to submit a request to change this measure or to enter into a contract with an interested retailer to sell their products.
The state’s Cannabis Enforcement Board would be in charge of creating all regulations that would be imposed on on-site facilities, as well as setting fees for license applicants. A reduced fee would be given to all those businesses that qualify as social equity applicants.
In order to have a clear idea of whether or not a person is eligible, the legislation has explained that a person “who has been adversely affected by provisions of previous laws which criminalized activity relating to cannabis, including, without limitation, adverse effects on an owner, officer or board member of the applicant or on the geographic area in which the applicant will operate” is considered a social equity applicant.