The Nevada Gaming Commission recently announced that it was illegal to consume cannabis within their casinos and establishments. Gambling and drinking still is, of course, completely allowed and encouraged.
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Even though cannabis is legal in the entirety of the state, it’s still banned in bars, casinos, hotels, and public places, making it hard for tourists and users to legally consume cannabis in places that aren’t their homes.
While the reluctance to change may seem strict and obsolete from an outsider’s point of view, the Gaming Commission has their reasons to be weary, especially considering the fact that marijuana is qualified as a schedule I type of drug for the US government. Allowing for the consumption of cannabis within their establishments can endanger the legality of their business, especially since it’s the gaming industry, which has fought over the years to obtain legality and respect.
Andrew Jolley, the Nevada Dispensary Association President, claims that there’s still hope for cannabis users and that they’re looking into creating consumption lounges, which are places where people can go and consume cannabis openly. The bill proposed for these lounges failed, but representatives from the government of Nevada are still at hard work developing a bill that will fulfill all the necessary demands.
I think we should just get real and talk about it – the realities of the world we live in. And that is, if you’re going to ban cannabis on the strip and in gaming properties, you need to provide a place for people to use it where they don’t have to look over their shoulder.”
Now you know that when in a casino in Nevada, no matter how much fun you’re having, you can only smoke and consume cannabis within a private residence. The rest is still undefined.