December 1st, 2016 by Fire Casinos
Recreational marijuana use is legalized in Nevada, but not in the casinos
Beginning on the 1st of January. 2017, thanks to the Nevada Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as Question 2, it will become legal for persons aged 21 years and over to possess and smoke up to one ounce of marijuana for recreational purposes. Adults will be allowed to purchase pot from “licensed retail marijuana stores”, and those who do not reside within 25 miles or 40 kilometers of a marijuana store will be allowed grow up to 6 marijuana plants in an enclosed locked area. Furthermore, persons wishing to consume marijuana will only be allowed to smoke it indoors and not in public areas, and there will be no crossing over state lines with it.
While the passing of Question 2 has legalized marijuana for personal use, the Nevada Gaming Control Board will not be allowing anyone to smoke pot in the casinos or hotels because marijuana possession is still a federal felony. In fact, the Nevada Gaming Control Board has told its license holders to have nothing to do with the state’s legalization of the marijuana trade. “Were we to take a position that would allow a federal law to be broken and not act on it, that has a great chance of inviting federal intervention,” said Commissioner Randolph Townsend.