Governor Steve Sisolak is now reviewing several pieces of cannabis legislation
Over the past few weeks, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has been receiving several measures focused on marijuana. All of these measures are waiting on the governor’s desk for review and, if all goes well, approval. Should they all be successful, Nevada would have major changes regarding marijuana at the same time.
The first to have a presence was Assembly Bill 341, which is charged with establishing certain regulations on the establishment of on-site “cannabis consumption lounges” for all those 21 years of age and older. In order to have adequate control of marijuana, regulators analyzed which products are more appropriate for consumption in such facilities. California currently has similar legislation pending.
Nevada is also awaiting a resolution on Assembly Bill 400, which relates to traffic safety statutes so that it is no longer a violation of the law to operate a vehicle with traces of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Currently, Nevada law makes it illegal to operate a motor vehicle with trace levels of THC in the blood or urine, even when no cognitive impairment is noted. The application of these limits could be eliminated if the measure were to pass.
Two other measures that were recently approved by legislators are Assembly Bill 158 and Senate Bill 168. The first one aims to revise the penalties imposed for the first time on minors possessing small amounts of cannabis. The idea is to reduce the current penalties, which include six months in jail and a $1,000 fine to community service. While the second legislation was designed to allow retailers to facilitate curbside pickup of licensed cannabis products.