You can now buy recreational marijuana in Henderson

The Nevada Tax Commission approved the temporary regulations allowing the sale of retail pot, clearing the way for legal marijuana sales to begin as early as July 1. (Nathan O'Neal | KSNV)

Recreational marijuana sales in Henderson began on Friday. This comes after the city voted to lift their temporary moratorium on sales.

Nevada gave to green light to recreational pot sales statewide on July first. Henderson’s temporary ban on recreational sales was put in place because city officials wanted to see how the state of Nevada would regulate the new marijuana industry. Council members decided to lift the ban last September. This past Tuesday, the city approved license applications for the five marijuana dispensaries in Henderson.

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News 3 spoke with the owner of The Source dispensary in Henderson, who says this move is a win for the city and it’s consumers.

“For the City of Henderson, it means tax revenue, it means jobs, it means additional businesses and economic growth. It means taking marijuana out of the black illegal market into a legal regulated framework where people don’t have to feel like criminals for consuming what is a pretty safe product," Andrew Jolley, owner The Source.

The state of Nevada generated $3.6 million in tax revenue from recreational marijuana.

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