Nevada’s second largest city to allow cannabis sales this week

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Sara Tiradossi

Beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, five dispensaries in the most populous suburb in Nevada will be able to sell adult-use cannabis legally.

The Henderson City Council voted on Tuesday to approve the opening of the dispensaries, three months after the state began allowing cannabis sales on July 1.

Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city, with a population of 300,000, and will be home to five dispensaries including The Source, Essence Cannabis Dispensary, Nevada Medical Marijuana, Jenny’s Dispensary, and The Dispensary.

The approval of the dispensaries was the final step of a months-long process that delayed the sales. The Henderson City Council voted for a six-month moratorium that would have expired in August, but was then extended one more month.

According to Andrew Jolley, president of the Nevada Dispensary Association, the dispensaries needed one final approval for a state license and an inspection of the facilities to be running properly. Some dispensaries could take until next week to open their doors.

The dispensaries will have to find banking within the next six months to facilitate the city to track and receive tax payments, City Councilman Dan Shaw said.