LAS VEGAS (KVVU) — The city council on Wednesday voted to remove the prohibition on marijuana dispensary drive-thrus in Las Vegas.
It was a 6-0 vote on the bill sponsored by Councilwoman Michele Fiore of Ward 6.
The move is similar to that made by the Clark County Commission in August 2020 to allow for drive-thru cannabis operations in that jurisdiction.
A rep for local dispensary Thrive Cannabis Marketplace says they’re elated that they will now be allowed to look into adding drive-thru windows at their City of Las Vegas locations.
“We’ve currently been operating a drive-thru cannabis dispensary in North Las Vegas, as the regulations are little bit different there. We’ve been operating that since July of 2020. And it has been a great way for us to process more customers and patients throughout the day due to the capacity restrictions,” said Ashley Blackwood, director of compliance at Thrive Cannabis Marketplace.
She said their North Las Vegas drive-thru has been a huge success, and added that 40 percent of their sales traffic has since shifted to drive-thru.
She also said the drive-thru makes for a more contactless experience during the pandemic.