WEST WENDOVER, Nevada — Just down the road from the casinos, Deep Roots Harvest is preparing to open West Wendover’s first-ever marijuana dispensary.
On Monday, the Mesquite-based dispensary invited FOX 13 inside to tour its sleek new store. It could open by the end of this week once they are given a final license by the state of Nevada.
“West Wendover’s been probably the most patient,” said Ryan Breeden, Deep Roots Harvest’s Chief Revenue Officer.
Employees were vacuuming and mopping floors. Cannabis product had not yet been brought in, awaiting that final approval from Nevada’s Department of Taxation. Labels for various tinctures, edibles and other products sat under glass cases inside the expansive facility.
“The whole concept behind this store and the one in Mesquite is to create a warm, inviting atmosphere where people can walk around and ask questions,” said Jon Marshall, Deep Roots Harvest’s Chief Operating Officer.
This will be northeastern Nevada’s first cannabis dispensary since voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2016. West Wendover’s City Council went back and forth on the idea of recreational marijuana sales before finally allowing it.
Mayor Daniel Corona, who has long supported the idea of cannabis sales in his community, said he believed it would be a positive economic development. He said Deep Roots Harvest has already brought in new jobs with good wages and benefits.
“When you look at Mesquite, they’re on track to do a million dollars in tax revenue this year and so if we were able to duplicate that in West Wendover, that would be huge,” he told FOX 13. “That would be able to repave streets, provide more recreational services for our kids and families, and help our schools.”
Nevada has reported record-breaking sales