Now that final regulations have been issued for marijuana consumption lounges to begin operating in Nevada, Las Vegas cannabis executives are gearing up to lure customers off the Strip and into their smoking rooms.
Many Las Vegas business owners have been waiting upward of five years for the final go-ahead on consumption lounges and are eager to capitalize on visitors who need a place to consume in this tourism-dominated market.
The law allows for lounges to begin operating statewide as early as the end of 2022 and for licenses to be processed beginning this fall.
The state is allowing 40-45 licenses for lounges attached to existing marijuana retail stores and 20 for stand-alone establishments, including 10 with sharply discounted fees reserved for social equity applicants.
An estimated 60-65 existing retailers have expressed interest in opening consumption lounges.
Consumption-lounge hopefuls have begun to implement their own unique strategies for making
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