Despite marijuana being legal in Nevada and Las Vegas having some of the world’s largest cannabis stores, there is no place for consumers to light up.
The Las Vegas City Council had approved the licensing of social use cannabis venues last month but this month the Nevada Legislature, with the support of Gov. Steve Sisolak, adopted Assembly Bill 533.
Assembly Bill 533 overrides the Las Vegas measure and delays the opening of any legal cannabis venues until at least July 2021.
According to Nevada statue, new laws are prevented from being altered for two years after they’re passed, so cannabis social lounges won’t open until at least July 2021.
“(Sisolak) believes it’s better to address the issue of consumption lounges the right way than the quick way,” said Helen Kalla, spokeswoman for the Nevada governor.