Jackpot Marijuana Dispensary Gets Clearance To Begin Sales | Crime and courts
ELKO – A marijuana dispensary has been cleared to open in the border town of Jackpot between Nevada and Idaho.
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 company after Deputy Sheriff Justin Ames reported that Thrive had passed the background check.
Ames said the investigation was similar to what would be done for someone asking to enter law enforcement.
“We have no problem going ahead with the license,” he said.
According to Brown, Thrive interviewed nearly 60 applicants to work in the dispensary, favoring residents of Elko and Jackpot.
Thirty-five people were hired and were paid as of September 8. Sixty percent of them are Jackpot residents – including the facility manager, Brown said.
The company had shot for the mid-September opening of the $ 1.4 million dispensary. The nearest town is Twin Falls, Idaho, about 45 miles north of the border.
“We look forward to being a successful and secure company in Jackpot,” Brown told Elko Commissioners, thanking them and county staff for working with the company.