Nevada’s delay of marijuana social use venues leaves business owners to pivot or wait

Because of the huge potentials around marijuana social use businesses in Las Vegas – and all over the country, for that matter – many cannabis industry watchers were intrigued after the Las Vegas City Council voted on an ordinance in May to create a new business license and land-use regulations for such venues.

If Las Vegas had success with those venues, perhaps other cities around the country without social use ordinances might reconsider.

However, Nevada lawmakers have approved a bill that will delay Las Vegas’ plan to license marijuana social use venues this year.

Assembly Bill 533 – which Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak is expected to sign this week – will prohibit local governments from licensing cannabis consumption businesses.

That provision expires July 1, 2021, which could leave the state without social use

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