Tonopah to welcome its first cannabis dispensary later this summer – The Nevada Independent – The Nevada Independent

Halfway between Reno and Las Vegas on Highway 95, Tonopah is a popular stop for travelers for its infamous Clown Motel, haunted attractions, or for gas or food at Burger King.

But visitors may soon have a new reason to stop in Tonopah — Stash Fine Cannabis Company plans to bring a “farmer’s market” experience to customers in the town of 2,100, providing cannabis products (all grown in Clark County) by the umbrella company Congeriem LLC.

Congeriem LLC prides itself on being Nevada’s first minority-owned and operated cannabis management company. Five of the six businesses operating under Congeriem are minority-owned, four of them are owned by women. 

The company hopes to open the dispensary in August, pending final government approvals and the hiring of staff. The future dispensary consists of a large white tent set on the northwest outskirts of town, with the name “Stash” written in jagged gold letters across the side. It’s surrounded by the kind of temporary housing often used by miners or construction workers. 

Congeriem chairman Judah Zakalik said the decision to open a dispensary in rural, central Nevada came down to the fact that it was easier to obtain a license there than in the

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