Entrepreneurs in Las Vegas hoping to launch a tour bus company which would allow guests to consume cannabis have hit a snag due to a Nevada law that makes it a misdemeanor to ingest cannabis inside a moving vehicle, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The owners of the GreenRush Puff Bus argue that their plan complies with state laws; however, Clark County officials issued a warning last week that it was against the law to rent buses, limousines, or other vehicles as a way to consume cannabis.
“None of the casinos, hotels or bars will allow consuming marijuana for years, if ever,” said Nicholas Hogan, co-owner of GreenRush, in the report. “The bus solves that problem by providing a safe area to consume the product in a social environment,” adding that it would “draw tourists.”
One company, Cannabus, has been catering to medical cannabis cardholders in the state for a year but recently asked the Nevada Transportation Authority to put their charter bus application on hold “until the marijuana laws stabilized in Las Vegas,” said Cannabus President Dashan Ritter.
“We don’t allow smoking on our buses,” Ritter said. “But we do think it’s the best, safest and most organized format for tourists.”
Jennifer De Rose, deputy commissioner for the NTA, said “this type of application has not been heard” by the agency, and Clark County spokesman Erik Pappa said that the county is working with the NTA and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in enforcing bans on cannabis use at casinos, McCarran International Airport, and in public.