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Some marijuana dispensaries to stay open in Nevada

Posted at 4:21 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 19:26:03-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Many Las Vegas residents lined up outside local dispensaries after Gov. Sisolak made the announcement for nonessential businesses to close for 30 days amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Nevada Dispensary Association is working with dispensaries as they navigate the business closures and released this statement:

"The Nevada Dispensary Association and its members are working with regulators to implement any and all directives from the Cannabis Compliance Board and Governor Sisolak. Public safety and maximizing social distancing is the utmost priority. Many jurisdictions in the United States are allowing dispensaries to remain open given their role in providing medicine. Those that have been reported so far include New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois, Michigan, Maryland, Washington, Oregon and various localities in California and Colorado (San Francisco closed dispensaries, but quickly reversed that decision)."

There is one local company, The+Source, that is currently staying open at their two locations.

"The+Source, with two dispensary locations in Las Vegas, will remain open for both medical and recreational customers for normal business hours from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. The dispensary is also offering free delivery for orders of $65 or more for customers within 10 miles of either location.

The+Source has dedicated countless hours and staff to being as vigilant as possible regarding precautionary safety. The company is adapting internally to limit any contact with its flower and other products. Its cultivation facilities are extremely secure, plus all production employees wear protective gear and gloves. Employees have been asked to prioritize their health and the health of the community and to remain home if they show or feel any signs of illness. Customers will no longer be able to take part in smelling flower before purchasing, as the flower displays are no longer available to prevent the spread of germs. Both locations have increased their already stringent cleaning policies, and will be moving its monthly Higher Education classes to stream online until further notice.

The+Source is encouraging all of their customers to order ahead on their website in order to limit time and contact with others in the store. Customers are also encouraged to use hand sanitizer, provided in-store, before and after touching any displays. High-touch surfaces, including display cases, check in and out areas and counters are being consistently disinfected between customers. Additionally, social distancing measures are being implemented."