While there is no legal sales of marijuana in Douglas County, slightly more than a mile north of the county line, in Carson City, recreational marijuana went on sale Jan. 1.
Monday, Carson City legalized recreational marijuana, so that residents over 21 years old no longer needed a medical marijuana card to buy cannabis.
“This transfer is the No. 1 way to combat black market sales because you can tax, standardize and control that,” said Will Adler, executive director of the Sierra Cannabis coalition. “… and for me, this is a personal victory because I have been advocating for this for a long time coming.”
The adult-use market has been in effect in Nevada since July, anyone over the age of 21 can possess up to one ounce of marijuana.
In Carson, there are two facilities that previously could only provide medicinal marijuana and residents have had to travel to other parts of Northern Nevada and California to buy recreational products.
“The biggest thing is that we can now provide recreational products in the city so it is a little