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Gov. Sisolak, lawmakers taking closer look at pot lounges

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Posted at 8:19 AM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 15:24:39-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV)  — Governor Steve Sisolak wants to take a closer look at Nevada's growing marijuana industry and he's starting at the capitol.

The governor will meet with other lawmakers to establish a procedure for a new cannabis compliance board.

While local lawmakers try to find a way to regulate pot lounges, many are still concerned about the way cannabis could impact the valley.

There are some who don't love the idea and are being selective about where smoking would be allowed.

County Commissioner Tick Segerblom says there is a disconnect in our marijuana laws.

Currently, its legal for tourists to buy pot but there's nowhere for them to smoke it and they can't take it home with them.

Segerblom went to San Francisco last year to tour their pot lounges and get some ideas for how they could operate in Las Vegas.