The Reno Sparks Indian Colony announced Nov. 17 plans to open a pair of full-service cannabis dispensaries in South Reno and Verdi in January. Both locations of Three Nations Cannabis, owned by RSIC, will also have drive-thru service, according to a press release from the colony. Products will include flower, vapes, edibles, pre-rolls, extract and tinctures, among others. The South Reno dispensary is at 11570 S. Virginia St. in the former Infiniti Car dealership. The roughly 12,200-square-foot facility makes it the largest cannabis dispensary in Reno, according to an RSIC press release. The 2,700-square-foot Verdi dispensary, meanwhile, is located at 420 Highway 40 West in the old Taco Bell restaurant near Gold Ranch. Both locations are on tribal land and located near the colony's long-established Tribal Smoke Shop businesses.
"With the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting all our lives, the drive-thru service demonstrates an emphasis on safety and provides a positive customer experience," according to the press release. "This is how RSIC managed to keep the Tribal Smoke Shops open during the height of COVID-19."
Per the release, RSIC will follow cannabis regulations in compliance with an agreement between the state and RSIC signed in January 2020. Nevada law allows the governor to enter such agreements with federally recognized Indian tribes located within the state. “Three Nations Cannabis enhances RSIC’s economic diversification strategy that will create well-paying jobs for both tribal members and the general public,” RSIC Chairman Arlan Melendez said in a statement. “It will also help RSIC to invest resources into better elder care, education, health services, housing & infrastructure, language & culture, youth services; the opportunities are infinite.” Go to rsic.org/cannabis to learn more.