An rendition of the new Mynt medical marijuana dispensary, which will open in downtown Reno next month.(Photo: Courtesy of Mynt)
Along with a $5.99 steak, a pawn shop guitar and a blackjack deal, you can now buy medical marijuana in downtown Reno.
A group of local business owners is opening the 3,300 square-foot Mynt Dispensary at 132 E. Second St. across the street from the Greater Nevada Field ballpark on Feb. 17.
The dispensary’s location is prime, considering that it is in the heart of one of the area’s most tourist frequented areas outside of Lake Tahoe.
“It was entirely about patient access,” said Scott Dunseath, one of the co-owners. “For us, it was about being close to where the patients are. It’s near downtown, near the river and equidistant from both hospitals. It’s also close to the hotels, where visitors who might be (medical marijuana) patients are staying.”
Mynt is opening in downtown Reno next month. (Photo: Jenny Kane/RGJ)
Nevada is one of only about a half-dozen states in the nation that can serve medical marijuana to both Nevada residents and out-of-state residents, putting the nearly dozen dispensaries in Northern Nevada in a unique position to serve an outside clientele.
Mynt Dispensary is the next venture of Kynd Cannabis Co. co-owners Mark Pitchford, Joanna O’Neal, physician Dr. Sean Devlin and Dunseath, who also owns retailer Reno Envy. The owners’ collective company, Kynd, is a Reno-based marijuana cultivation and extraction company.
Part of the company also is owned by Cannabis product brand Strainz, owned by husband and wife duo Hugh and Chris Hempel, and Prestige Worldwide, a permitting, licensing and lobbying firm co-owned by Clint Cates, Kiera sears and attorney Joey Gilbert.
While the dispensary plans on catering to an out-of-town clientele, as well as a local one, the indoor