The Clark County Commission continues to iron out its regulations for marijuana consumption lounges.
Following a Tuesday presentation from the county’s Business License Department, questions remained about hours of operation, how many licenses will be issued, whether to allow outdoor consumption and entertainment, fee structures and guidelines for customer education.
Commissioners voted unanimously to delay possible action for another 30 days.
This will likely will postpone estimates about possibly having the first lounges spring up by the end of 2022.
“I was hoping to have everything done by the end of the year and have that first place open,” Commissioner Tick Segerblom told the Review-Journal. “But just based on today’s conversation” that may not happen until the first quarter of 2023, he added.
Segerblom said he hopes that in a month commissioners will be able to vote to give staff direction on the regulations discussed Tuesday.
Current dispensary owners may apply for a single license, per a law passed at the 2021 legislative session that legalized consumption lounges.
Nevada initially will license 20 independent operators across the state. Half will be “social equity applicants” who were negatively affected by marijuana laws before the drug was legalized in 2017.