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Legal Marijuana in Las Vegas/Nevada - What happens next?

Discussion in 'Vegas After Dark' started by Sonya, Nov 14, 2016.

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  1. yoyoseven

    yoyoseven Grizzled Vereran

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    I wonder what the casino managers are thinking right now:

    1). Cool, people will be even stupider, so we'll win more

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    2). Crap, people are never going to leave their hotel rooms (except to get more Cheetos)!
     
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  2. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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    For years I always believed that the casino managers loved giving away free drinks because it was cost-effective. Relaxed and buzzed players mean more playing and more profit. In recent years I think more managers are considering beverage service as yet another annoying cost center.

    I would THINK that casino managers would be smart enough to think that very mellow and laid-back players, who acquire said state on their own dime (LOL, pun not intended), would be to their advantage. I would think so anyway.

    Maybe it's time to bring back mini-bars, from a hotel management standpoint, that is. Stoned people might be more likely to just say {f-bomb} it and pay 10 times list price for munchies!
     
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  3. Yall

    Yall Low-Roller

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    I'm guessing the impact on gaming will be negligible. Anyone who is a die-hard smoker is probably already smoking on their Vegas trip.
     
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  4. paperposter

    paperposter MIA

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    weve been doing it for years pot is so wide spread making it legal only effects people who were scared before.
     
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  5. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    I agree with that, and that has been the case for some time. However, there is an element of going to "Sin City" where people want to try things that they may not necessarily do at home. I think we see that in this section on a pretty regular basis with people asking about strip club, brothel and escort protocols. I am pretty sure I can count on one hand the number of times I have spent all day with a drink in my hand at home, but in Vegas, it's practically a requirement. ;) I can easily see people hearing about "legal weed" in Nevada and making some incorrect assumptions about it.

    One of the reasons I think this sticky is important for a Vegas message board is to keep people informed on the evolution of the laws as they progress. Right now, possession is not officially allowed, after Jan 1, 2017, it is. Public consumption (including in your casino hotel room) will continue to not be officially allowed, but nobody is sure for how long. We all know that people indulge already in Las Vegas, but it's not technically legal, so it comes with some risk. I've read some articles and blogs about people positioning to create "hookah lounge" type businesses where people (read: tourists) can indulge, but the law doesn't seem to be tilting in their favor yet. Maybe before 1/1/18, but we still have to wait and see how it all works out.
     
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  6. Tahoejoe2

    Tahoejoe2 VIP Whale

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    Agree completely. Been doing it for years.
    My concern is making it easier for people who were scared. Not sure we want everyone on pot.
     
  7. paperposter

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    thats one off the reaons they hoped it passed for the tourisism dollars and i agree. my friend is one off the people holding a spot, one he can open on the strip for a coffee shop, lounges wont happen till i say 2019 becuase of permites.

    the next thing will be making brothell or prostitution in a regulated area in the las vegas strip , like the red light in amsterdam
     
  8. flysrb

    flysrb Hey Now!

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    Hey Now!
    And why do we always stay at the Orleans???
    Because the bathroom window opens.
     
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  9. zoobrew

    zoobrew High-Roller

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    I think another big barrier to casino's allowing pot smoking is the legal threat of 2nd hand pot smoking. Currently there are not enough studies showing the effect of 2nd hand smoke and some people would worry about testing positive for pot after sitting next to a pot smoker for hours, while this threat looks to be almost zero, perception is realty. I am sure they also want to see what liabilities they could face in a court trail about allowing someone to lose while high. It is one thing if a person got high outside of the casino and another thing if the casino is selling or allowing the process to happen in their presence. Which court what hear the case State or Federal? Casinos HATE gambles.
     
  10. paperposter

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    nobody is lighting up pot in a casino when can vap and do eddible.vapping is so easy and you dont get in trouble and it doesnt smell
     
  11. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Yes, it is widespread. And there is still a large swatch of the population that does not want partake due to laws, and the difficulty for a regular person to buy any "stuff". Make it legal, and folks will be jumping on it.
     
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    I'm not sure about this. If and when it's socially acceptable, I expect people to smoke in public,rather than vape, for the same reason that people enjoy fine wines and cigars when they could ostensibly accomplish the same thing with a half shot of Everclear and a nicoderm patch. People are beginning to cultivate an appreciation for strains of marijuana. In fact, The cannabist website features reviews of new varietals of marijuana.

    Question 2 prohibits consumption in any public place. I don't know if that includes casinos but I have a feeling that it does.
     
  13. paperposter

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    the law prohibits smoking anywere but in a private residence. people arent goint to light up in casino now or ever when u can vape and casinos are federal so its not happing
     
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    Aren't they regulated by the Nevada Gaming Control Board? If there were a federal gaming commission, we would likely have gambling in all 50 states.
     
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    yes but its federal banking laws and other stuff , so they go by federal laws .
     
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    All the buffets will be competing for the best donuts and cookies
     
  17. johnnytwofingers

    johnnytwofingers Low-Roller

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    It sure isn't very noticeable in my experience, rarely have I smelled weed anywhere in Vegas, although I suppose there are plenty of places you wouldn't have to walk too far to find some privacy, maybe you just have to go looking.
     
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    CJ's Plumbing the depths of debauchery

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    Your kidding right?
    Ive stayed at Aria multiple times both before and after the smoking ban in the rooms and on each trip I've walked down corridors and smelled the sweet tang of Ganja :), sometimes even wafting throught the ventilation systems into my room. So much so I called down to advise it wasnt me smoking in the room it was coming from the ventilation system :faint:
     
  19. whiskeyandslots

    whiskeyandslots High-Roller

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    Ditto. It always smells like weed smoke in the hallways in Vegas lol.
     
  20. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Some stuff is County. Some stuff is State. Some stuff is Casino Board. In particular, MJ is still considered an illegal drug in the eyes of the fed.
     
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