The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday voted to permit lounges where people can consume marijuana, making the city the first in Nevada -- and one of the few nationwide -- to allow such businesses.

Elected officials voted 4-1 to pass the bill, sponsored by Councilman Bob Coffin, just before the draft ordinance was scheduled to expire.

Councilman Stavros Anthony -- a retired Metropolitan Police Department captain -- voted no, preferring the city follow the lead of the state and invite other governments to weigh in.

“It can’t just be the city of Las Vegas,” Anthony said.

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Shea Johnson ~ Las Vegas Review-Journal ~