A look inside the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe’s newest venture: marijuana. 8/6/17 (Nathan O’Neal | KSNV)
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe is preparing to open what it calls the largest free standing retail marijuana store in the country.
Less than a mile from downtown Las Vegas sits a sovereign nation and on it rests a 15,000-square foot facility that will eventually be called the Nu Wu Cannabis Marketplace.
“This is going to be the single largest standalone cannabis dispensary, if I’m not mistaken, in the nation,” said Tribal Chairman Benny Tso as he showed News 3 crews the unfinished retail space located on Main Street near Washington Avenue.
The tribe already runs a golf course and a discount smoke shop near the site of the dispensary— however, sales are slowing and Chairman Tso says the legal cannabis industry could give the tribe and the surrounding area a much-needed economic shot in the arm.
“What we’re trying to do is