Gov. concerned about future public cannabis use in Nevada

Gov. concerned about future public cannabis use in Nevada

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval raised concerns about a new opinion by state lawyers which said nothing in state law would prohibit local governments from allowing cannabis consumption within businesses.

Sandoval said he is concerned the opinion would cause businesses which allow consumption to pop up systematically with inconsistent rules, regulatory structures and incite more federal scrutiny of Nevada cannabis sales.

The governor also questioned why Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, proposed a failed measure last session to legalize consumption in public places if the legality already existed.

Sandoval initially opposed social cannabis legalization voters approved last November but said he accepted the will of the voters and pushed an early-sale program which began in July instead of waiting to expedite the collection of revenue from state cannabis taxes.

Sandoval said would like to weigh in on the matter with the state Attorney General’s office.