Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017|5:47 p.m.
Las Vegas marijuana company owner today received a letter from the Clark County Company License Department reaffirming regulations for pot usage in the area.
The letter, provided Monday by Department of Organisation License Director Jaqueline Holloway, threatens to suspend or take away licenses of dispensaries for any involvement with non-licensed pot businesses and anything “that promotes public consumption.”
“We compose to remind you that public consumption of marijuana is illegal,” Holloway’s letter states before noting over a half-dozen types different violations. “The only place where it is legal to consume marijuana is at a personal residence for private usage.”
The letter stated pot organisations can’t publicize marijuana yoga and swimming events, nor celebrations and dinners, “even if the occasions are held in a personal house.” Holloway likewise identified pot intake on trip buses and limos “illegal.”
Holloway directed remark to county representative Erik Pappa, who stated the letter was issued in action to “several” infractions across the county, including a dispensary that was advertising weed-assisted karate and yoga sessions.
“We’ve had several businesses that seem to be involved in efforts to promote public and social consumption,” Pappa said. “We don’t desire our licensees doing that.”
Nevada Dispensary Association president Andrew Jolley of The+Source Dispensary stated the letter was the very first time he could remember seeing a notice from Holloway’s office threatening to take away service licenses.
“It’s the very first one I have actually seen like that,” Jolley said. “Strong.”
Jolley was one of 12 members of the cannabis, gaming, resort and retail industries to take part in the Clark County Green Ribbon Panel previously this year. It was designed to provide recommendations to the County Commission on implementing recreational pot, which was legalized by voter approval in last November’s election.
The panel, which fulfilled 4 times from March 27 to April 24, presented their suggestions to the Commission on May 2. Panelists will meet again Friday for the very first time ever since.
Jolley said he expects to resolve the points described in the letter.
“The consensus was we have to continue to deal with a few of these problems,” he said. “This will be a good chance to do that.”