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Marijuana Social Use Venues

Marijuana Social Use Venues

An ordinance amendment regarding marijuana social use venues has been presented to the City Council of Las Vegas. This bill seeks to establish a business license category and land use regulations for social use venues (marijuana), together with accompanying requirements, and limitations. Current versions of the bill are posted below. 

This bill has been out for business impact solicitation which closed on November 6, 2018.  It has been before Recommending Committee on January 14, 2019, February 19, 2019 and March 4, 2019. It was heard by City Council on March 20, 2019 and was held in abeyance until the April 17, 2019 City Council meeting.

This proposed amendment strikes language from the original Bill No. 2018-16 which allowed for social use venues to be operated in connection with a beer and wine room alcoholic beverage license. Under this version of the bill, the consumption and/or storage of alcohol on premises is prohibited.

This proposed amendment removes alcohol, adds restrictions regarding the Gaming Enterprise District, and limits the use to current dispensary and retail marijuana store owners only.

This proposed amendment removes alcohol, adds restrictions regarding the Gaming Enterprise District, and limits the use to current dispensary and retail marijuana store owners in the City of Las Vegas only. The amendment has a provision that would expire the section that limits licenses to current dispensary and retail marijuana store owners after one year, unless extended by a future ordinance. This version also removes the bond requirement in section 6.96.040 of previous versions of the bill. This version also eliminates a minimum SUP requirement that called for public access from only one point of entry and exit.


Maps of the gaming enterprise districts and parcels on which nonrestricted gaming is conducted are posted here. These maps may be used to help identify areas impacted by the SUP restrictions in the Proposed First Amendment 030719 and Proposed First Amendment 040819 versions of the bill. 

If you have questions regarding the bill, or would like to be added to a marijuana interest contact list, please email mme@lasvegasnevada.gov
Marijuana Establishment Information
Compliance Permit

Compliance Permit

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Pursuant to Las Vegas Municipal Code 6.95.040 and 6.95.050, marijuana establishments (medical or recreational) require a compliance permit before applying for a business license.  The application window for compliance permits for retail marijuana stores will open on December 13, 2018 and remain open until  March 20, 2019 in separate application periods.  If you have a State conditional license from the Department of Taxation for a marijuana establishment call 702-229-1840 to schedule an appointment and specify which application period you are applying for.  Applications will be accepted only during one of the application periods listed below and only by appointment. 


Period 1 –  12/13 – 1/2 (Closed)

Period 2 –  1/3 – 1/22 (Closed)

Period 3 –  1/23 – 2/7 (Closed)

Period 4 –  2/11 – 2/28 (Closed)

Period 5 –  3/4 – 3/20 (Closed)

Period 6 –  3/25 – 4/09 (Closed)

Period 7 –  4/10 – 4/25 (Closing by 3pm on the last day)

Period 8 –  4/29 – 5/14 (Closing by 3pm on the last day)

Period 9 –  5/15 – 6/03 (Closing by 3pm on the last day)

Period 10 –  6/04 – 6/19 (Closing by 3pm on the last day)

Period 11 –  6/20 – 7/09 (Closing by 3pm on the last day)


You may apply for your Special Use permit at anytime.  You will be required to submit an application for a Pre-ApplicationConference.  Click here to submit that request.

CLICK HERE for the compliance permit check list.  If you have any questions, please email MME@lasvegasnevada.gov.


Locations

Locations

We are accepting city-based business license applications for MMEs that have:

  • State approval from the Nevada Department of Taxation
  • A valid special use permit from the Planning Department
  • An approved compliance permit from business licensing

Any marijuana production or cultivation establishment that provides services to a city based marijuana establishment (medical or retail) will be required to apply for a business license and await City Council approval. See checklist, Outside city of Las Vegas Limits Production and Cultivation Establishment Checklist.

Support Businesses

Support Businesses

A marijuana support business, medical or retail, is one that provides goods or services to a marijuana establishment and receives at least fifty percent (50%) of its annual revenue from licensed marijuana establishments. Marijuana establishments include cultivation, production, dispensing and laboratory facilities. Businesses that qualify as a marijuana distributor transportation contractor are not considered retail marijuana support businesses. Find more information here, Medical Marijuana Support Business
Building Guidelines

Building Guidelines

Any building, facility space or similar location that requires any construction, modifications or similar work that is associated with a proposed Marijuana Cultivation (Grow), Production, or Dispensing facility shall obtain the appropriate construction permits for such work. All submittals shall be prepared by a licensed State of Nevada architect or design professional or other approved contractor(s) and shall be in compliance with city of Las Vegas Standards. For more information click here.
Application Forms & Info

Application Forms & Info

We are accepting business license applications for Marijuana Establishments that have received a approval from the Nevada Department of Taxation and have received an approved compliance permit from the City Council. Labs were not included in the compliance permit process and will need to follow the Independent Testing Lab checklist below. In addition, any marijuana production or marijuana cultivation establishment providing services inside the city of Las Vegas’ jurisdiction but based outside our jurisdiction must also be licensed. 

Permits