The recent news that marijuana lounges have been legalized in Las Vegas may have sparked some negative deja vu among cannabis consumers. That’s understandable.

We’ve heard this story before. Vegas was said to legalize weed lounges back in 2017. And again in 2019.

The new law allows up to 70 cannabis lounges statewide. The law takes effect on Oct. 1, 2021.

The first failed attempt at bringing marijuana lounges happened when Nevada’s then-Republican governor shot down an attempt from state Sen. Tick Segerblom, Nevada’s godfather of legal weed, to make it happen. The second and most painful lounge debacle came after Las Vegas city officials approved an ordinance two years ago only for gaming-backed politicians at the state level to step in and…

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