State may pump brakes on Las Vegas pot lounges – FOX5 Las Vegas

In this Friday, March 29, 2019 photo, a man smokes a joint at a Spleef NYC canna-cocktail party in New York. As more states make it legal to smoke marijuana, some government officials, researchers and others worry what that might mean for one of the country’s biggest public health successes: curbing cigarette smoking.

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — While the City of Las Vegas gave pot lounges the green light, Governor Steve Sisolak may be pumping the brakes.

Part of AB533 would halt the city from handing out licenses for two more years. Gov. Sisolak requested that change.

His spokesperson sent FOX5 a statement:

The governor believes that it’s better to address this issue the right way than the quick way, which is why he’s establishing the Cannabis Compliance Board to address some of the issues that have arisen as a result of rushed decisions made in the past and to establish a comprehensive, statewide regulatory structure that will make Nevada’s cannabis industry the gold standard in the nation. The governor believes that consumption lounges have a place in the future of Nevada’s rapidly-growing cannabis industry, and looks forward to the work that the CCB will do in the interim to ensure that this part of the industry is well-positioned to add to the job creation and economic growth our cannabis industry has brought to the state.

But dispensaries in the city said this whole thing has been anything but rushed. Now they are frustrated and disappointed that it looks like they’ll have to wait even longer.

Acres Dispensary showed FOX5 the space they had set aside before the city council approved marijuana consumption lounges.

“I was super excited,” customer Courtney Anderson said. “You know,

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