Cannabis Briefs for May 7, 2019May 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.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning. You will also receive the Cannabis edition as part of your subscription.