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Cannabis Briefs for May 7, 2019

May 7, 2019

•The Las Vegas City Council has voted to allow on-site cannabis consumption spaces in the city. Consumption lounge licenses will only be granted to applicants already holding licenses for either recreational or medical marijuana retail. The social-use spaces will be permitted to sell cannabis paraphernalia but not the product itself in order to maintain a clear line between license categories. These places will be among the first legal spaces where people can consume cannabis on-site.

•Canada’s Moosehead brewery has partnered with Sproutly, a cannabis R&D and infusion company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, to develop cannabis beverages. The non-alcoholic beverages will be made using Sproutly’s Infuz2O technique to produce water-soluble cannabinoids. Sproutly says the process results in a product whose effects can be felt within five minutes of drinking, but wear off in approximately 90 minutes, both of which are much faster than when drinking conventional, fat-bound cannabinoids. The joint venture will be split evenly between the two companies, with Moosehead’s Matthew Oland serving as CEO.

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