LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Las Vegas City Council voted unanimously to clear the way for cannabis consumption lounges at their council meeting Wednesday morning with the approval of regulations for the lounges.
The lounges are defined as businesses that sell or provide single-use, ready-to-consume cannabis products for people over 21 years of age. The products are to be consumed in a designated area on the premises.
Fifteen licenses will be issued to open a location within city limits.
The regulations within the bill include plans to prevent minors from entering the lounges, safety measures, and a rule prohibiting consumption outside or in public view. There is also a 1,000-foot separation requirement between the establishments and schools.
There is a one-time origination charge of $10,000 for pot lounges attached to a retail cannabis store and the fee for independent lounges was dropped to $1,500.
Clark County previously approved pot lounges to open.