Clark County commissioners had combined reactions to an advisory panel’s suggestions today for supervising recreational marijuana organisations.
The recommendations from the Clark County Green Ribbon Marijuana Advisory Panel are meant to help the county manage the market when a statewide framework is hammered out by the state Legislature and the Department of Taxation. They focus on preserving Nevada’s medical marijuana program and guaranteeing patients continue seeking state-issued medical cards rather of just buying leisure cannabis.
“We do not want clients and their medical have to get lost in the rollout of the leisure program,” said Nevada Dispensary Association President Andrew Jolley, who owns The+Source dispensaries in Las Vegas and Henderson.
Recommendations consist of selling medical cannabis at a lower rate than leisure marijuana, banning the delivery of marijuana on the Strip and amnesty boxes to deal with marijuana at McCarran International Airport, where the drug stays banned under federal law.
Commissioner Susan Brager stated she liked the concept of lower pricing for medical marijuana but slammed a proposition to enable leisure cannabis cigarette smoking lounges. “I’m simply not ready for that yet,” she stated.
Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick said the suggestions don’t do enough to address prospective “bad actors” in the industry. She called for suggestions for disciplining dispensary owners and workers who break regulations.
“I believe we all have the best objectives in mind, but we have to account for those who don’t,” Kirkpatrick said.
The panel– 12 members from the marijuana, video gaming, tourism and resort markets– stated recreational marijuana in Nevada is “an ongoing conversation” and requested it continue to fulfill through at least September.
Panelist Tony Alamo of the Nevada Video gaming Commission and Jacqueline Holloway, the county’s director of business licensing, likewise suggested establishing subcommittees to tackle exactly what they called “extensive and complicated issues” relating to cannabis.