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Nevada Gaming Commission to Discuss Cannabis and Casinos

August 23, 2017
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Gaming Commission hopes to address the problems the state’s legalization of recreational marijuana present during an upcoming special meeting.

The Las Vegas Sun reports the commission will meet Thursday to discuss ways to not allow the state’s gaming companies to be associated with something that is technically illegal.

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Though the state has legalized recreational cannabis, using and selling marijuana is still a violation of federal law.

State gaming laws and regulations specifically prohibit behavior by gaming licensees that would discredit the industry. Nevada’s gaming regulators say violating a federal law could do exactly that.

Members of the commission also worry the federal government may take a stronger interest in Nevada’s gaming industry if the state appears unconcerned about cannabis use.

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  • calvet11

    Discredit the industry! Are you really kidding me! What a bunch of jerk-wads. They would have BJ’s at every 21 table if they could get away with it. Gladiator ax fights 24-7. Made famous the world over as Sin City, what you do in Vagas stays in Vagas. You hypocrite, low- life, SOB’s are going to let a little plant kick your ass. The whole government jackfest over cannabis is enough to make you cry in frustration. So board members and US government get your collective heads OUT of your butts, deal with it and move on. Calling this weed, “The Devil’s Path to Hell” just doesn’t cut it anymore.