The Tricky Path To Legalizing Cannabis Lounges In Las Vegas

Recreational marijuana may be legal, but finding a place to consume it has been a whole other ordeal.

Ever since Nevada voted to permit adult use of cannabis two years ago, the marijuana industry has tried to get state and local governments to greenlight so-called social lounges.

Nevada law bars public consumption of cannabis in any form, and casinos won't permit it anywhere on their properties, leaving nearly all tourists and some locals with no place to smoke or ingest marijuana products now sold throughout the state.

In San Francisco, nine social lounges have legally opened, and a handful exists in Colorado. But Washington and Oregon remained stalled in permitting such venues.