Marijuana social clubs could become reality in Nevada

Marijuana social clubs could become reality in Nevada. (MGN Online)

A bill allowing local governments to issue permits for marijuana social clubs has passed in the Nevada Senate.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the bill passed 12-9 Tuesday and next will be reviewed by the Assembly.

Lawmakers say tourists do not have a safe place to use recreational marijuana, which is legal in Nevada. They say this bill would give tourists a place to go and relieve some pressure off casinos and hotels.

Andy Abboud, Las Vegas Sands Corp. senior vice president, says pot lounges in Clark County would be located on the Las Vegas Strip.

Other states allowing recreational marijuana have discussed public social clubs, but no such bill has yet been passed.

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