420 with CNW — Nevada Legislature Sends Cannabis Consumption Lounge Bill to Governor

June 9, 2021 03:25:40

Cannabis reform advocates in Nevada may soon be treated with good news after the state legislature sent a bill that would legalize cannabis consumption lounges to the governor’s desk. Sponsored by Speaker Pro Tempore Steve Yeager, the legislation would create two new cannabis licensing categories, one for retail cannabis consumption lounges and the other for independent cannabis consumption lounges. The bill advanced through a state assembly committee in early April and was passed by the Nevada Assembly in late May before heading to the Senate for final approval.

Last week, the Senate overwhelmingly passed the bill in a 17–3 vote before sending it to Governor Steve Sisolak for his signature. Sisolak has been a major supporter of Nevada’s cannabis industry, and he is expected to sign the bill into law. If he does, Nevada will become the eighth state in the country to legalize cannabis consumption lounges. With tourism being an integral part of Nevada’s economy, stakeholders hope providing…


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