'Sales are going to be high’: West Wendover approves the sale of recreational marijuana

FILE-- In this July 12, 2018 file photo, newly transplanted cannabis cuttings grow in pots at Sira Naturals medical marijuana cultivation facility in Milford, Mass. New England Treatment Access of Northampton, Mass., and another store in Leicester, Mass., have been given the green light to begin selling recreational pot next week, making them the first commercial pot shops in the eastern United States. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

The City Council of West Wendover, Nev., voted 3-2 on Tuesday to approve the sale of recreational marijuana, a move that the mayor believes will be an economic boon to the border town.

“I’m sure their sales are going to be high,” Mayor Daniel Corona told FOX 13 after the vote, adding: “Pun not intended.”

Corona has argued that recreational marijuana would benefit the community, bringing with it 38 jobs and more visitors.

"There will be a lot of people here. Again, we have to make sure that we stress to those who are coming from Utah and out of state to purchase marijuana, it is illegal to transport across state lines," he said.

Deep Roots Harvest holds West Wendover’s only dispensary license. Marijuana sales are expected to begin in summer 2019.

“We’re looking to do it right the first time and we definitely respect everyone in Utah,” said Councilwoman Jasie Holm. “And we know this is a playground. We’re going to do it right. We’re going to make it strict and I think it’s going to be good.”

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