WHEREAS, the continued success and growth of the gaming industry is essential to the economy of Nevada, and Nevada has led the nation and the world in developing and maintaining the best policies and practices involving the regulation of the gaming industry;
WHEREAS, in 2017, the Nevada State Legislature, acting pursuant to direction by the People of the State of Nevada, declared the recreational use of marijuana to be legal for persons 21 years of age and older and established a regulatory framework for the cultivation and sale of marijuana;
WHEREAS, the possession and consumption of marijuana remains illegal under federal law;
WHEREAS, the Nevada Gaming Control Act and Gaming Commission Regulations require strict compliance with both state and federal law; potential questions exist regarding the propriety of certain relationships between the marijuana industry and gaming licensees;
WHEREAS, Nevada has a vital interest in ensuring that it remains a leader in the best policies, practices, and regulations in a legal landscape that is changing with respect to the marijuana industry;
WHEREAS, Nevada Revised Statutes 463.012(5) provides that "the Governor may call meetings of the Gaming Policy Committee for the exclusive purpose of discussing matters of gaming policy"; and
WHEREAS, Article 5, Section 1 of the Nevada Constitution provides: "The supreme executive power of this State, shall be vested in a Chief Magistrate who shall be Governor of the State of Nevada."