Las Vegas Opens Its First 24/7 Cannabis Dispensary
The Las Vegas City council recently voted to permit the Oasis Cannabis Dispensary to be a 24/7 dispensary. The approval was granted despite the city codes that state dispensaries must close between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m.
Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian questioned why opening the dispensary three more hours was necessary.
CEO and co-founder of Oasis Cannabis, Benjamin Sillitoe, said customers were being rushed out of the door at 3 a.m. and more customers were lining up at the door at 6 a.m. Kama Star, Communications Manager for Oasis, explained that a lot of people are getting off work around 3 or 4 in the morning. Many of these customers are casino workers, taxi drivers, dancers, etc. These people getting off work are looking to relax and can’t do that if there are no dispensaries open at that time.
While some areas of North Las Vegas allow certain dispensaries to remain open 24/7, Oasis Cannabis will be the first shop within Las Vegas City limits to have that privilege. Oasis intends on opening 24/7 as early as this week.
Star predicts more dispensaries will follow the pattern of 24/7 business hours. She said, “Things happen fast here. Nevada is so regulated that it’s sometimes easier to get things expedited faster.”
Compared to the rest of the country, Nevada moved relatively quickly on legislation and opened their recreational cannabis market on July 1.
Star said, “We set the bar high here in Nevada.” Now we just need the rest of the country to do the same.