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Nevada gaming commission continues to reject cannabis industry

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Nevada gaming commission continues to reject cannabis industry

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

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On Thursday, The Nevada Gaming Commission said they will not cannabis in casinos anytime soon.

In a series of policy discussions, the Nevada Gaming Commission said on Thursday cannabis will not be allowed in Nevada casinos as long as the plant is considered federally illegal.

Commissioners said the reputation of the gaming industry is at stake and there needs to be clear separation between the two markets. 

The commission spent more than an hour discussing the least controversial aspects of bringing cannabis into casinos, such as third-party and business associations between licensees, individuals and companies involved in the cannabis industry.

They unanimously concluded licensees should refrain from hosting shows, conferences, financing, or promoting cannabis on casino property. The commission also discouraged relationships with cannabis companies, including landlord-tenant arrangements.

Commissioners agreed there is not enough separation in spousal relationships for a couple to participate both in the gaming and cannabis industries.

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Nevada gaming commission continues to reject cannabis industry