Regional General Manager
Las Vegas, NV
We were thrilled to open our Reno dispensary this past fall. This store has been a long time coming and we’re looking forward to being Reno’s new neighborhood dispensary. We are bringing many of the vendors we have come to know and love in Southern Nevada to our Reno customers, which includes CAMP flower and solventless concentrates — including the first live rosin pen in Nevada.
Opening a store that is an eight-hour drive from our current facilities make operations more interesting, but we’re fortunate to have great vendors and partners that have worked diligently to make sure our company and customers are always taken care of.
Our Reno store is currently open to limited in-store operations and curbside pickup. We are looking forward to adding delivery soon. Obtaining agent cards — the certificates required of all marijuana industry workers in Nevada — has been quite the challenge, but I was pleased to hear executive director Tyler Klimas and the Cannabis Compliance Board acknowledge the challenges and issue a 90-day extension for current cardholders while they work on a permanent solution.
Our operations team has continually expanded on our promise to be “Clean. Curated. Compliant.” This includes the use of UV-C devices during opening and closing procedures to sweep our entire stores, amongst a litany of comprehensive protection protocols. Sales are regaining momentum and headed in a positive direction. We’re seeing encouraging results week after week and are excited for the continued success from our team’s commendable efforts.
Earlier this year, we brought on a new director of cultivation, Bill Campbell. In just four short months, Bill has focused on team development and made tremendous improvements with nutrients, SOPs and team cohesion. Under Bill’s direction, our cultivation teams are seeing records numbers while simultaneously reducing operational costs. In a comparative batch of Bahama Mama, we saw a 4% increase in THC levels, 60% increase in yield and a 133% increase in terpene milligrams per gram. The continuous and metric-proven improvements give us confidence that our next harvest will be our best yet.
Our cultivation teams are pheno-hunting and experimenting with LED lighting and fertigation methods to make us better, more energy efficient and water wise. We’ll continue exploring new processes and equipment that advance the art and science of cannabis cultivation.