First Cannabis Lounge Opens in Nevada

Stephen Andrews
17 Mar 2024

Las Vegas cannabis lounge clubs have been long time coming. The first lounge operator has finally opened, and it’s called Smoke and Mirrors. The entire sector has been following the development of Nevada’s weed consumption lounges as they represent the next big thing in retail and events for Cannabis.

Smoke and Mirrors is the first licensed cannabis lounge to start with work in Las Vegas. It’s the first place where cannabis connoisseurs and enthusiasts can go and legally consume weed in public, something that hasn’t been possible since the start of legalization. 

The operator is the first of dozen cannabis lounge ventures that are supposed to launch in Clark County over the forthcoming period. 

The lounge opened on Feb. 23, with a grand ceremony attended by Clark County Commissioner and longtime cannabis advocate Tick Segerblom, who also made the first purchase at 4:20 p.m. 

The start of cannabis lounges in Nevada was delayed for months last year. The licensees faced with administrative setbacks and changeable regulation for smoke ventilation systems, among other reasons. 

Things moved a bit in the summer of 2023 when state regulators compromised to loosen ventilation standards for weed lounges. 

For those who want to visit and experience Smoke and Mirrors, its working time is between 4pm and midnight on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and from noon to midnight between Thursday and Sunday. 

The venue allows walks-ins, although its management has expressed a preference for guests to make reservations. 

Besides serving infused mocktails, Smoke and Mirrors also said it will offer social events, co-working spaces and live performances with artists and DJs. 

Nevada legalized cannabis back in 2017. The initiative to introduce cannabis lounges for recreational consumers in the Silver State came forward in 2021.  

The state’s cannabis industry has pushed for lounges for their enormous economic potential, and the fact that Las Vegas is famous with tourists but they are unable to smoke pot in hotels or other accommodation. 

It’s estimated that this new branch of cannabis business will open up over thousand job positions in Nevada and that lounges such as Smoke and Mirrors will add over $3 million in tax revenue just to start with. 

In the U.S., there are currently 10 states that have legislation for social cannabis consumption, although in most places regulators are still due to sort out the details for licensing. 

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Stephen Andrews