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State May Put a Stop to Pot Lounges in Las Vegas

Plus Claude Le Tohic reveals more of his San Francisco restaurant

Grand opening of MedMen Downtown Las Vegas
Grand opening of MedMen Downtown Las Vegas
Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for MedMen

NEVADA — Hold the phone on pot lounges. While the City of Las Vegas announced plans to move forward with cannabis consumption lounges earlier this month, the state legislature is moving to install a statewide Cannabis Compliance Board that would oversee regulations and policies for cannabis use in Nevada. If it passes, Assembly Bill 533 prohibits local governments from issuing licenses for cannabis consumption lounges, and would require the new board to conduct a study relating to pot lounges. Gov. Steve Sisolak’s office noted that “it’s better to address the issue of consumption lounges the right way than the quick way, which is why he’s establishing the Cannabis Compliance Board to address some of the issues that have arisen as a result of rushed decisions made in the past and to establish a comprehensive, statewide regulatory structure that will make Nevada’s cannabis industry the gold standard in the nation.” The Las Vegas City Council voted to allow marijuana lounges within the city on May 1, which would permit 12 city-licensed marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas to open lounges for the first 12 months. [News 3 LV]

SAN FRANCISOOne65 — a multi-story Mecca for all things French in Union Square from former Joël Robuchon and James Beard Award-winning chef Claude Le Tohic — debuted two more floors of its slender townhouse. Now open, a third-floor bistro and a fourth-floor bar and lounge. ONE65 Bistro & Grill features light lunch fare and heartier dinner options with room for 60 at the counter and at tables and booths. The lounge 70-seat Elements serves the entire building with dumbwaiters ushering cocktails and drinks. [Eater SF]

THE STRIP — Lady Gaga band leader and trumpeter Brian Newman brings a new late-night lounge show to NoMad Restaurant at the Park MGM. “Brian Newman After Dark” will run starting Thursday through June 15 after dinner service each night starting at 11 p.m. Then, the restaurant changes into a classic Vegas lounge with a band stage and cocktail service. Tickets start at $49. [EaterWire]

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Park MGM

3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109 Visit Website

NoMad Library

3772 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-730-6785 Visit Website

Joël Robuchon

3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 891-7925 Visit Website

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