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Last edit: coybotjr on Thursday, 10th November 2016 6:17 pm
Last response by blissfulignoramus 20th November 3:09pm

Now that legal weed is heading to Nevada. What, if any, effect will this have for Vegas. Will MGM and Caesars each designate a tower or two? Should be interesting.

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 dadice responded on Thursday, 10th November 2016

Me a sensa all counties but Clark thing.

 pkluvsvegas responded on Friday, 11th November 2016

Nope. In fact smoking rooms are becoming more and more difficult to find.
If you are into pot, fine, get some edibles, no one will know or care. I personally don't want to have to smell it.

 vespajet responded on Friday, 11th November 2016

Don't expect the casinos to embrace the new law, as their gaming licenses are way more important. Now if the Feds ever legalized marijuana, then that could change things.

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 levans responded on Saturday, 12th November 2016

You won't be seeing people smoking on the Strip. Well aside from the folks who were lighting up before it was allowed. in the casino's tis not going to happen but in the privacy of your hotel room yes, if you book a smoking room. If you are in a non smoking room expect your neighbors to complain.

 Diablo responded on Saturday, 12th November 2016

imo, one of the reasons MGM and other hotels went completely nonsmoking and are charging $200 if they catch you smoking in your room is because they knew this was going to pass eventually and want to prohibit it.

and good for them for doing so.

it will still be illegal to smoke outdoors on the strip, so if youre into that sort of thing, your best bet would be to get a room with a balcony. but with it being illegal on a federal level, and with the gaming control board involved, i can see cosmo and others locking all the balconies just to be on he safe side.

 pkluvsvegas replied on Monday, 14th November 2016

If the Cosmo locks their balconies they are done. That is the major reason why people stay there. It would be akin to Bellagio shutting down the fountains or Mandalay Bay getting rid of the pool complex.

 defacto666 replied on Tuesday, 15th November 2016

What he said..

 Chuckmonster replied on Wednesday, 16th November 2016

Diablo - I've seen a ton of MGM internal documents about PGP, one of which states clearly that the non-smoking fee was expanded to make money. There was no mention of cannabis legalization.

People have been smoking pot in Vegas casino hotel rooms since 1906. Legalization isn't going to affect that. The resorts don't want pot on premises because it could affect their primary business - selling booze.

 blissfulignoramus responded on Sunday, 20th November 2016

Not that I have any personal experience with this (ahem), but people are smoking pot regularly in Vegas non-smoking rooms, and for the most part no one is noticing. And I'm not talking about vaping it, or some kind of sophisticated bong, I am talking about burning doobies.

First, they close off the spaces under doors to minimize the escape of smoke into the hallway. Second, they go in the bathroom and blow the smoke into the exhaust fan. The smell goes away quickly.

Marijuana smoke lacks the extreme lingering quality of tobacco smoke, which can hang around for days. If you smell it, it's almost always that someone is smoking it at that moment, or finished very recently. Now, if you have Snoop Dogg and his entire Dogg Pound in a room for three straight days, it's a different story, but for a reasonable quick toke here and there, it's not a concern.

No no no, I don't smoke it no more (for the most part...), and I have a keen nose for pot smoke AND cigarette smoke. But I have been going to Vegas for decades with pot smokers and witnessed/paticipated in this, and I have never even heard of anyone getting busted for it. And I notice when I walk into a hotel room and someone has been smoking cigarettes in the room, and have on multiple occasions requested a different room. I remember one time entering a room and thinking, is that pot I smell?, but it turned out to be the neighbors who were not being very discreet.