A new bill up for debate in the Nevada Senate would allow for the public consumption of marijuana. Local governments would have the ability to issue public use licenses. No restrictions would be placed on what types of businesses or events could have the public use permit.
A single rule of the bill would require a distance of 1,000-feet from schools and community facilities, according to KTNV 13 News. Public use of marijuana would aid tourists who have nowhere to legally consumer marijuana. Out-of-state medical marijuana patients don’t have “their own home” to use marijuana in. Those patients are still breaking Nevada law, even when carrying the required paperwork giving them permission to use their medicine while visiting.
Marijuana consumption in Nevada is currently only permitted to be used on private property.