CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) – Quietly and a little under the radar, recreational sales of marijuana began in Carson City. There was very little fanfare; no long lines and the two stores in Carson City opened at their normal times. At Rise, it was business as usual, just with a slight uptick in customers.
“I think people are happy not to drive up north, and then back south, and take an hour out of their day to do that,” Anthony Georgiadias, partner with GTI the parent company of Rise, said.
The ballot initiative passed by voters in 2016 that allowed for recreational marijuana use in the state, set January 1, 2018 as the start date for recreational sales. However, sales began six months ago in Reno and Sparks. The big rush and long lines happened then. The crowds in Carson were steady, not large.
“Not to say the honeymoon is over, but folks here in Nevada have gotten acclimated to this over the past several months,” Georgiadias said. “So I think we can expect to see a fairly consistent kind