Regulators voted 3 to 2 in favor of the proposal, which seeks to establish a pilot program in up to a dozen self-selected cities throughout the state.
However, implementing the plan will require additional legislative action from lawmakers.
To date, only Alaska has enacted statewide regulations governing on-site marijuana consumption sites. Similar legislation to establish “marijuana hospitality spaces” is before the Governor of Colorado.
Earlier this month, city officials in Las Vegas approved a municipal ordinance to license on-site consumption spaces.