History was made on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore on last week when NuLeaf Tahoe opened its doors to recreational marijuana customers, becoming the first dispensary on the lake to sell marijuana to anyone 21 years and older.
Customers began showing up at 9 a.m. for the store’s 11 a.m. Aug. 5 opening, and by the time NuLeaf owners cut the ribbon, signifying the official start of recreation sales, the line had swelled around the corner of the business and south from Tahoe Boulevard toward Enterprise Street.
The line outside the store remained around the building for several hours after the store’s opening, and according to information from NuLeaf, the dispensary served more than 2,000 customers over the weekend.
“It’s a historic day,” NuLeaf Co-Owner Sean Luse said. “Finally prohibition ending on Lake Tahoe, legal marijuana for all adults 21-plus. It’s going to be huge. People are very excited and they’ve waited a long time for this.”
Recreational marijuana sales began in Washoe County on July 1, with four stores in Reno receiving licenses from the city to start selling.