A full capacity crowd attended the Mesquite City Council Meeting on June 27, 2017 to show support or opposition to Resolution 928 to enact a moratorium on the July 1, 2017 deadline for the retail sale of recreational marijuana in the City of Mesquite. The City Council then discussed their resolve to delay the June 30, 2017 end of “Prohibition” of recreational marijuana retail sales. I suppose a resolve to declare a law is only as good as a law declaring a resolve. Mayor Al Litman who had introduced the topic in his mayoral address and comments stated that he strongly opposes the resolution.
Now that recreational use of marijuana has been decriminalized, the Nevada state legislature is considering a bill that will enable local authorities to issue permits to allow marijuana smoking in public places such as casinos. The bill (Nevada SB236) was introduced on March 6, 2017 and passed to the Nevada Senate Judiciary Committee for deliberation and debate before it is presented to the Senate for a vote. The title of the bill and brief description is presented as follows:
“Requires a license or permit issued by a local government to operate certain businesses in which the use of marijuana is allowed or to allow the use of marijuana at certain events.” (BDR 20-43)
The full text may be viewed at: https://legiscan.com/NV/text/SB236/2017.