Experts to present recreational pot recommendations

LAS VEGAS - In about two months people in Nevada will be able to purchase recreational marijuana.

 If everything goes according to plan, the date to begin sales of recreational pot is July 1. 

This week, a group of experts known as the Green Ribbon Panel will make its recommendations to Clark County officials.

Some of these suggestions include not providing delivery options for pot and where tourist can use the drug.

The many medical marijuana dispensaries in the valley could also start selling recreationally.

John Dibella of Shango Medical Marijuana Dispensary says while the prospect of selling recreational pot is exciting, he still wants to focus on the patients.

"One of the things that was discussed was the price of the medical product versus the recreational product, and that will be significantly less to take care of medical patients first which is our biggest focus," Dibella said.

DiBella is a member of the Green Ribbon Panel. He says another big issue the panel has to tackle is where people can and can't use pot.

"We're hoping that the consumption lounges will give them an open place where they can go," DiBella said. 

There's still ongoing discussion about the topic, but the panel realizes pot consumption lounges could help alleviate concerns once the state allows for them.

"People would be buying most of the things that they are using here, and there would be an educational aspect of it where we can show people how, what to use and how to do it,” DiBella said. 

The Green Ribbon Panel is made up of pot industry experts as well as resort and retail representatives. The panel will recommend keeping consumption lounges off the Las Vegas Strip.

Clark County Commissioners will take up the recommendations this week. From there they'll work to finalize county regulations on recreational pot.
 


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