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West Hollywood Considers Opening Pot-Smoking Lounges

The city is following the lead of San Francisco, which has opened up a few marijuana lounges

KNX Midday News with Chris Sedens
March 15, 2018 - 11:00 am
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WEST HOLLYWOOD (KNX1070) - You could soon be able to buy and smoke weed in a bar-like lounge in West Hollywood.

The city is following the lead of San Francisco, which has opened up a few pot-smoking lounges, while the city of Los Angeles is also considering the idea.

Jackie Rocco is West Hollywood's business development manager, she tells KNX the lounges will go through a licensing process and have oversight from the sheriff's department. 

West Hollywood has approved plans to issue up to eight licenses; the San Francisco Bay Area town of Alameda said it will allow two; and Oakland and South Lake Tahoe each have one lounge. Sacramento, Los Angeles and other cities are discussing the issue but have not authorized any lounges.

Rocco says you won't be able to bring in your own outside pot to smoke in the lounge. The first lounge could open by the end of the year.