If you’re in Las Vegas for Super Bowl 58 on Sunday and enjoy cannabis, you’re in luck: recreational marijuana sales are legal in Nevada.
Adults 21 and over in Nevada can legally purchase and possess 2.5 ounces of flower or 7 grams of concentrate. But there’s a catch: you can’t smoke in public, in your hotel room or at Allegiant Stadium.
That limits cannabis use to private residences, barring restrictions from landlords. The only place for legal public consumption is the NuWu Cannabis consumption lounge, located on the Paiute reservation in downtown.
Eventually, 40 consumption lounges and cafes will be opening in Nevada, said Tina Ulman, the president of the Chamber of Cannabis. She expects an influx of cannabis customers leading up to the Super Bowl.
“However, it is a missed opportunity by the state of Nevada and the Cannabis Compliance Board to not have cannabis consumption special events yet,” she said, noting the significant loss in revenue for the industry.
Nevada dispensaries are stocking their shelves with more supplies, according to a report this week from LeafLink, the cannabis wholesale marketplace.
It says Nevada shops increased their wholesale purchases by 67% with cartridges, flower and edibles for the anticipated spike in Super Bowl visitors.
Deep Roots Harvest, which has six Nevada dispensaries, is pulling out all of the stops for the Super Bowl.
It has food trucks and events outside its shop on Blue Diamond Road and Las Vegas Boulevard — just a few miles from Allegiant Stadium, said Mike Martinez, the dispensary group’s director of retail and sales.
Martinez said an event like the Super Bowl could bring in many first-time customers. The store notifies customers of state rules, including not consuming in public or in hotels and cautions out-of-state visitors against overindulging.
It recommends 10 milligrams as the starting dose for edibles and says it could take up to two hours before people feel the effects.
“We have some of the best products in the country in Nevada, some of the best cultivators and the best cannabis industry,” Ulman said. “So we hope they can enjoy their time, enjoy some amazing cannabis and come on back to Vegas and do it again.”
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