Nestled in the heart of one of the world’s most infamous adult playgrounds, Las Vegas ReLeaf is just one of the dozens of Las Vegas marijuana dispensaries working to provide our patients and adult use consumers access to high-quality products and cannabis education. Even as marijuana sales boom for recreational dispensaries in Las Vegas, border towns have also embraced recreational marijuana sales in Nevada and are reaping the rewards.
Despite the bright lights and even brighter reputation of Sin City as Nevada’s welcoming beacon for tourists, several border towns and municipalities scattered across the state serve as vacation destinations for thousands of out-of-state visitors every weekend. Now that recreational dispensaries in Nevada are legal, border towns have welcomed the Silver State’s newest vice.
Located on the eastern edge of the NV-UT state line, West Endover is a small town of around 5,000 people or so. On the weekends, however, that population balloons to an impressive 20,000 when visitors, mostly from Utah, cross state lines to drink, gamble, and make merry. Since July, the city welcomed in another vice: recreational marijuana.
While officials in Las Vegas were hard at work drafting their own set of emergency rules that would enable the launch of recreational marijuana sales in Las Vegas, the West Wendover City Council voted unanimously to draft and implement ordinances that would allow for recreational marijuana sales in the small border town.
In one interview, West Wendover Mayor Danny Corona told Fox News 13 that he’d like to see Nevada recreational dispensaries selling legally to tourists and was not opposed to “pot tourism.” According to Corona, “They’re already coming out here to drink and gamble,” he said. “They might as well come out here for recreational marijuana.”
Mesquite houses the closest medical or recreational marijuana dispensary in Nevada at the Utah-Nevada border. It also has a large elderly population who take advantage of the city’s medical marijuana program, which turned cannabis into a major source of revenue for the border town.
Despite voiced concerns at how quickly dispensaries are implementing recreational sales in Nevada, industry leaders and legislators alike acknowledge that Nevada voters have already spoken when it comes to recreational marijuana sales. As such, the onus is on communities to ensure that regulated, recreational sales are established and enforced.
Earlier in September, the Nevada Dispensary Association released its official numbers from July, reporting that the Nevada cannabis industry had sold an incredible $27.1 million worth of cannabis. Not only do these numbers prove that the Nevada market has outpaced Oregon, Colorado, and Washington when it comes recreational sales, they also mean that the Silver State could see as much as $120 million in recreational marijuana sales in Nevada.
If you’re coming in from out-of-state and don’t know where to go to get your recreational marijuana Las Vegas ReLeaf, our premier marijuana dispensary is located in the heart Vegas, right next to the Strip!