At a nondescript building near the Las Vegas Strip, workers in scrubs, hair nets and surgical masks furiously attached labels to sealed jars as others checked on growing marijuana plants or carefully weighed buds.
The frenzied activity is focused on one goal: getting dispensaries ready to start selling recreational marijuana Saturday in Nevada, largely to tourists.
The company that owns the indoor cultivation facility and three dispensaries in the Las Vegas area has been gearing up since voters approved legal pot in November. Desert Grown Farms held job fairs, checked potential employees’ backgrounds and hired about 60 additional workers. It also stocked up on product.