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Nevada Officials to Discuss Resorts Allowing Recreational Marijuana Use


This week, the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee is going to discuss the potential of recreational marijuana and the tourism assets of the state. Mixing marijuana with gaming hasn’t been something that regulators have wanted to entertain, but that could soon be changing. Governor Sandoval will be present at the discussions.

Both the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission have warned those with gaming licenses to keep away from the marijuana industry, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Many want marijuana consumption lounges to open, and they will be a topic at a Wednesday meeting at the Clark County Government Center.

Also on the list of discussion topics is allowing marijuana use in resort-type settings, which would make it easier for tourists to have a place to use their marijuana. It would also allow for more industry-related tradeshows and conventions in the state.

Deonne Contine and Kile Porter from the Department of Taxation will discuss how much more revenue would be generated from tourism if the state were to host bigger marijuana events.

A.G. Burnett from the Gaming Control Board and Tony Alamo of the Gaming Commission, who is also a medical marijuana supporting doctor, will be on-hand to talk about marijuana policies.

The meeting doesn’t have a designated time constraint, so it may last all day. Policy recommendations will be discussed at the meeting.