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First Regulated Cannabis Lounge Opens in Las Vegas, Marking Milestone for Nevada’s Industry

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, February 24, 2024 2:41 pm

Las Vegas, NV – Eight years after recreational marijuana legalization, Nevada has finally welcomed its first state-regulated cannabis consumption lounge. Smoke and Mirrors, located near the Las Vegas Strip, officially opened its doors on Friday, February 24th, marking a significant milestone for both the city and the state’s cannabis industry.

Paving the Way for Public Consumption:

  • Prior to the lounge’s opening, public consumption of cannabis was prohibited in Nevada, even for residents.
  • Smoke and Mirrors offers a legal and regulated space for adults to enjoy cannabis products, eliminating the risk of fines and promoting responsible consumption.

First of Many Lounges:

  • Smoke and Mirrors is the first of 19 approved lounges across Nevada, paving the way for a potential shift in the cannabis tourism landscape.
  • This development is expected to attract new visitors and generate additional tax revenue, with estimates suggesting an additional $3-$4 million annually for Clark County.

Curated Experience and Strict Regulations:

  • The lounge offers a variety of cannabis products, including smokable options and cannabis-infused beverages, along with a check-in service and a bar.
  • The opening was initially delayed due to the need to comply with strict regulations, particularly regarding ventilation systems.

Community Reaction and Future Expectations:

  • The opening was met with positive reactions from local officials and industry representatives.
  • Commissioner Tick Segerblom, who made the first sale at the lounge, emphasized the importance of responsible consumption and the potential economic benefits.
  • As more lounges open and regulations evolve, the impact on tourism and the overall cannabis industry in Nevada remains to be seen.

Credits: 8 News Now

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