LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - UPDATE NOV. 10: Nuwu has officially opened their marijuana drive-thru. Customers are now able to get their usual dispensary goods without leaving the comfort of their car's front seat.
According to Nuwu, this is the first drive-thru marijuana dispensary in the state.
ORIGINAL STORY:Nuwu Cannabis near Main and Washington is the first retail marijuana dispensary on tribal lands in Nevada.
Owned by the Las Vegas Pauite Tribe, tribal Chairman Benny Tso says he never expected he'd get into the weed business.
"We kind of chuckled at it at first," Tso says. But he says revenue from the new marijuana shop could eventually make his tribe self-sufficient and support tribal housing, health care, and education.
The shop is claimed to be the largest dispensary in the United States, and its large inventory is drawing in customers like Jared McKinney. "I tried the alien OG which is wht I'm currently floating on right now," he says.
McKinney says he enjoys coming into the shop, but is also excited about a plan to put in a drive through window. "That would be perfect," he says. "Just get in the car, smash out, and go."
Chairman Benny Tso says the tribe already has a drive through window set up at their smoke shop next door, where people can get cigarettes to go. He's looking into expanding that to drive-thru weed as well.
That would make Nuwu the first in the state to do so. Tso says he thinks it would convenient and drum up business because it would cater to Las Vegas being a 24-7 town.
But could other dispensaries follow suit? That could be uncharted territory - there's nothing prohibiting it at the state level, and no else has tried to set up a drive-thru window so far.
As for Nuwu, since they're regulated by the tribe, those rules would also cover the drive-thru.