Construction is seen on the Nu Wu Cannabis Marketplace in Las Vegas, Nevada, earlier in 2017. Image: Google Maps
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Las Vegas Paiute Tribe prepares to open largest marijuana dispensary in nation

The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe is building what Chairman Benny Tso is calling the largest marijuana dispensary in the nation.

The Nu Wu Cannabis Marketplace is located on tribal land in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. The 15,800 square-foot facility is due to open in September.

“What we're trying to do is create an economic driver for the tribe and create an economic driver for this area. There's lots of needs for jobs over here,” Tso told KSNV as he offered tours of the building.

The tribe signed a marijuana compact with the state under the provisions of Senate Bill 375, which became law in June. The Ely Shoshone Tribe and the Yerington Paiute Tribe also have signed agreements.

Voters in Nevada approved recreational sales of marijuana last November.

Read More on the Story:
Paiute Pot: Las Vegas tribe readies to join marijuana market (KSNV 8/7)
Tribal pot store near downtown Las Vegas aims to be biggest in the country (The Las Vegas Sun 8/3)

Department of Justice Document:
Policy Statement Regarding Marijuana Issues in Indian Country (October 2014)

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