Commission to Host April 19 Meeting to Get Input on Cannabis Consumption Lounges

The Clark County Commission is holding a meeting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, to gather input from the public and marijuana industry for the regulation of cannabis consumption lounges, which were approved by the Nevada State Legislature last year. The meeting will be held at the Clark County Government Center in County Commission Chambers, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, in downtown Las Vegas.

The public is invited to attend the meeting in-person in the Commission Chambers. The public also can watch the meeting on Clark County Television (CCTV) and www.Twitch.tv/ClarkCountyNV. Additionally, the meeting will be livestreamed on www.Facebook.com/ClarkCountyNV, www.Twitter.com/ClarkCountyNV and www.YouTube.com/ClarkCountyNV.

The meeting will include a presentation from a representative with the state’s Cannabis Compliance Board and a report from Clark County’s Department of Business License regarding the status of cannabis licenses in unincorporated County areas. Topics for discussion will include the timing and implementation of requirements and regulations with the State and other local governments as well as caps on the number of consumption lounge locations, hours of operations, distance requirements, notice to neighbors and the type of entertainment to be allowed in the establishments. Amendments to County code regarding the administrative review of applications and public hearings for cannabis establishments also will be discussed.

In 2016 Nevada voters approved Ballot Question 2 allowing the legalization of adult-use recreational marijuana. Legislation approved last year allows for the establishment and regulation of cannabis consumption lounges.

CCTV is available in the Las Vegas area on Channel 4 on Cox cable and on CenturyLink on Channels 4 and 1004 as well as in Laughlin on Channel 14 via Suddenlink. Live streaming of CCTV programming is available at https://www.youtube.com/user/ClarkCountyNV/live. CCTV is also available in Boulder City on Channel 4 and in Moapa Valley on Digital Channel 50.3. One may watch CCTV on streaming devices such as Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV via the YouTube app.

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.