Advisory panel holds first meeting to discuss marijuana compliance board

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An advisory panel aimed to help regulate the state’s legal marijuana industry held it’s first meeting Friday in Carson City.

Governor Steve Sisolak has appointed his former colleague Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani to the panel.

She and others will help create a framework for a new cannabis compliance board ready for state lawmakers to approve this legislative session.

One of the main topics up for discussion was the creation of marijuana consumption lounges.

“Absolutely we are all for consumption lounges but making sure that safety is first that they’re regulated correctly that appropriate license goes to both dispensaries and free standing locations and that there is a diverse ownership of who will be managing those consumption lounges,” said Tina Ulman, Normal Nevada.

The advisory panel will  also consider a review of potential banking solutions as well as the Department of Taxation’s current regulatory structure and licensing procedures.

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