Social Consumption Lounge bill PASSES!
On the very last day of this year’s Nevada Legislative session, the Nevada Senate passed a bill that was long in coming. AB341, sponsored by Assemblyman Steven Yeager, authorized the establishment of consumption lounges in Nevada.Its has been a major piece missing from Nevada’s cannabis law, which started as a medical program in 2001 and added adult use in 2017, thanks to a ballot initiative known as Question 2 passed with 55% of the voters in 2016. The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Sisolak, who has had the opportunity to pass several cannabis laws since taking office.in 2019:
- Assembly Bill 132 imposed workplace protections for certain prospective employees who consume cannabis in private.
- Assembly Bill 192 facilitated the sealing of criminal records specific to cannabis-related activities that are no longer illegal,
- Assembly Bill 140 prohibits the courts from denying child custody or visitation based solely upon the parents’ status as medical cannabis patients.
- Senate Bill 430, which expanded the pool of patients eligible for medical cannabis therapy to include those diagnosed with autism and opioid addiction, among other conditions,
- Senate Bill 32, which sought to provide greater transparency in the state’s marijuana-related licensing processes.
- Assembly Bill 466, to establish a closed-loop framework within the state to address marijuana-related banking issues.