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Las Vegas could get casino that serves pot

Posted at 6:23 PM, Apr 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 22:10:04-04

A casino that serves marijuana could be coming to Las Vegas.

Just this week, popular magazine "High Times" revealed hopes of opening a hotel and casino in Las Vegas that would serve pot. It's currently against the law but the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol could put the dream one step closer to a reality. 

Joe Brezny, the spokesman for the coalition spoke to 13 Action News.

"We've got so much experience with gaming,” said Brezny. “We know that we've got the expertise to do the same thing with marijuana."

Thanks to this coalition’s efforts, the measure to legalize recreational marijuana in Nevada will appear on the ballot this November.

"We saw when we tried to do this in 2002, we had 39% support,” Brezny said. “When we tried to do it in 2006, we had 44% support. Now, it looks like 10 years later we've got about 60% support."

The measure would legalize the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana for recreational use if you're at least 21-years-old.

"I think it would keep a lot of the kids off the streets with some of these worse drugs that are out there," said tourist Vickie Vance.

The campaign to rally voter support has officially begun.

"I'm speaking to the Republican Men's Club in Reno next week,” Brezny says. I've spoken to rotary clubs. I speak to progressives who've got a booth at earth day."

While the idea of combining recreational marijuana and gaming appeals to so many, it'll take quite some time to manifest.

However, if the November measure passes, we'll be one step closer.