Jackpot marijuana dispensary gets OK to begin sales – Elko Daily Free Press

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A rendering of the new Thrive Cannabis Marketplace in Jackpot, Nevada.


ELKO – A marijuana dispensary has been cleared to open in the Nevada-Idaho border town of Jackpot.

The business could open by Monday, Thrive Cannabis Marketplace representative Dave Brown told Elko County commissioners on Wednesday.

Commissioners unanimously approved a license for the business after Undersheriff Justin Ames reported Thrive had passed background checks.

Ames said the investigation was similar to what would be done for someone applying to enter law enforcement.

“We have no issues moving forward with the license,” he said.

Undersheriff Justin Ames says Thrive Cannabis has passed background checks

According to Brown, Thrive interviewed nearly 60 candidates to work in the dispensary, giving preference to Elko and Jackpot residents.

Thirty-five people were hired and were being paid as of Sept. 8. Sixty percent of them are Jackpot residents – including the manager of the facility, Brown said.

The company had been shooting for a mid-September opening of the $1.4 million dispensary. The nearest city is Twin Falls, Idaho, about 45 miles north of the border.

“We look forward to being a successful and safe business in Jackpot,” Brown told Elko commissioners, thanking them and county staff for working with the company.

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Thrive marketing director John Erminio earlier told the Twin Falls Times-News that the store will be open 24/7, 365 days a year. Shoppers will be able to come inside the store or use a drive-through option. A range of products will be available including

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