CANNABIS COUNTDOWN: Nevada gears up for recreational marijuana sales

by News 4-Fox 11 Digital Staff

CANNABIS COUNTDOWN | We are digging into the impacts the legal recreational marijuana market could have on Nevada (SBG)

Recreational marijuana sales become legal in Nevada at midnight Saturday, July 1, and several northern Nevada dispensaries are getting ready.

Sierra Wellness and Blum Dispensary will open at 12 a.m. for recreational sales. Operators say they’ve been preparing for months, hiring new people and ensuring they have plenty of product.

Authorities in Reno are reminding the public as well that it’s illegal to use marijuana in public. Use is only permitted in private residences.

Some rural counties and cities are not immediately taking part in the recreational sales. The city of Sparks has not approved any ordinances for legal sales yet. City council members plan to vote on the issue on July 10.

Carson City has not approved regulation for the sales, with one official saying the city will wait to see how sales work out in Reno and Las Vegas.

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