Since legal states require marijuana to be consumed on private property, it is often difficult for tourists to find a place to enjoy the herb. The Nevada lawmakers have passed a bill to solve this problem. According to the Associated Press:
“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.”
Not only would this give tourists an easier way to light up, it would stimulate the economy and create more jobs. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2014, there were 580,900 bartenders working in the United States. While weed clubs may not become as popular as bars, they will definitely make a large impact and employ thousands of people.
Let’s hope Nevada can pass this bill and set a precedence for weed clubs in legal states.