Could it be a sign of what’s to come in Florida?
A pot mega-store is slated to open on tribal land near downtown Las Vegas next month, according to a report yesterday in the Las Vegas Sun.
The 15,800-square-foot Nuwu Cannabis Marketplace — about the size of a Walmart Express — will open next month.
The tribe aims to capitalize on the legalization of recreational marijuana in Nevada, approved by voters in November.
With 13 checkout lanes, the pot shop will be the largest in the nation, according to tribal leaders.
“We’re pretty sure this is bigger than anyone here will have ever seen,” Las Vegas Paiute Chairman Benny Tso said. “We want to raise the bar on the cannabis industry, and we want the industry to come with us.”
The outlet is intended to be a marketplace, where customers already know what they want, rather than a dispensary, Tso said in the report.
It’s unlikely Florida — where only medical, not recreational, marijuana is legal — will see any big-box pot stores any time soon.
And we don’t know yet if the state’s tribes intend to start marijuana operations on tribal lands.