Marijuana tourism reaches Las Vegas

Nevada is fifth US state to launch sale of marijuana
A big moment for tourism arrived at the start of July as Nevada became the fifth US state to launch the sale of legal, recreational marijuana. In Las Vegas, residents and visitors lined up at dispensaries to buy the stuff.
Tourists are expected to account for around two thirds of Nevada’s marijuana sales.
“Everything we know shows that millennials are very pro-marijuana, and that’s the new marketing push. This is a game-changer for Las Vegas and tourism here as far as I’m concerned. […] Amsterdam on steroids,” Tick Segerblom, Nevada state senator, told the Las Vegas Sun.
Smoking marijuana is legal only in private residences, however, and lighting up in public comes with a $600 fine. Marijuana use on the Las Vegas Strip and in gaming establishments is prohibited. Buyers must be 21, have ID with them and can purchase up to one ounce or 1/8 ounce concentrate. Dispensaries are cash-only.
Colorado, Alaska, Oregon and Washington are the other states that allow recreational marijuana sales, with California, Maine and Massachusetts expected to follow soon.
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