- Sep 15, 2010
Nevada just passed "2" allowing for recreational pot use.
Yet one can smoke in the casinos that are quite public. Where there's a will, there's a loophole.The initiative says that smoking pot won't be allowed in a public place, a "marijuana establishment", or in a moving vehicle. The definition of public place is pretty expansive, which is any place where the public is allowed to be or invited. I suppose they could do something like Utah liquor laws and call a place a "private club". It certainly doesn't sound like a casino could open a pot room onsite and allow pot smoking there.
As far as I can tell, only age-restricted casino floors and bars are exceptions from the Nevada's indoor smoking law. Before the law, I found it odd when I was in a restaurant in Reno, and I was asked if I wanted to be in the smoking or no smoking section. I hadn't been asked that question in California for a long time. I also found it odd that Nevada even enacted a ban on smoking, given the biggest indstries are all vices.Yet one can smoke in the casinos that are quite public. Where there's a will, there's a loophole.
It seems that all the medical dispensary are now selling recreational. Liquor stores may be a secondary market. But to date I haven't gotten word on any selling so far.I heard that several are running out of pot. And the strange way they have it set up is that licensed liquor vendors are the ones that are supposed to be authorized to be wholesalers, but none have an active license yet.