Lead photo via The Source Nevada
By skipping the regulatory red tape that usually serves as a multi-year buffer between the passing of legal cannabis legislation and the start of recreational sales, Nevada sparked a huge new tourist attraction for Las Vegas visitors this summer, raking in a record $27 million in sales and $3.6 million in tax revenue in the first month alone. But while Sin City fully embraced the state’s early recreational sales start, other areas of Nevada weren’t as quick to hop on board. After a number of municipalities put moratoriums on recreational sales, 39 of Nevada’s initial 44 licensed adult-use pot shops popped up in the Las Vegas metro area.
Now, after more than three months of industry success in Vegas, Henderson — Nevada’s second largest city — has licensed five of its existing medical pot shops to sell recreational cannabis, with retail sales slated to start Friday, October 20th.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jenny’s Dispensary, Essence, The Source, The Dispensary NV, and Nevada Medical Marijuana have all been approved to make recreational sales, with Henderson’s City Council voting 4-1 in favor of the four…