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Cannabis industry voices concerns to Las Vegas officials over pot lounge rules

By Jaclyn Schultz

Published: Feb. 23, 2023 at 8:23 AM MST

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Local businesses, entrepreneurs and industry insiders called for change Wednesday from Las Vegas city officials after a rule has not changed that mandates lounges be 1,000 feet apart.

People in the industry have hopes of creating a “Cannabis District” in the Arts District or downtown Las Vegas.

According to the Cannabis Compliance Board, 12 applicants can open a lounge in the city of Las Vegas, and only in the city limits.

“The city of Las Vegas’ jurisdictional boundaries are only so big, right before we start stepping into Clark County. We’re all looking to be maybe the art district or downtown somewhere,” said Chandler Cooks, who was awarded a prospective license for a social equity-based consumption lounge.

““We really see an opportunity for the Arts District specifically to be built with cannabis com