First Cannabis Nightclub in Las Vegas? Of Course! Proposed Law Permits Social Use of Cannabis

The Las Vegas City Counsel will consider a proposal to permit cannabis social use venues in the city on December 5, 2018. Under current law, consumption of cannabis products must occur within a personal residence. The ordinance would provide a venue for persons to socially consume marijuana. The city expects to issue no more than 10 licenses in the near future. Las Vegas expects to make $50,000 from registration fees in the first year.

The proposed Bill No. 2018-61 would permit a registrant open an establishment where people can socially use marijuana and purchase beer or wine. The social venue may not sell, provide or distribute cannabis products. Nor can the social venue store marijuana products. If alcohol is sold, the proposed bill limits the sale to alcoholic beverages with less than 11% alcohol, the alcohol must be pre-mixed and in its original container.

The city provided notice to impacted businesses, and received comments from 2 parties suggesting that the ordinance was too restrictive.