Reno-Sparks Indian Colony to Open Three Nations Cannabis Drive-Thrus Only

Reno, Nevada (February 22, 2022) —Reno-Sparks Indian Colony (RSIC) reveals opening date for 2 tribal cannabis dispensary drive-thru locations. Three Nations Cannabis, owned by RSIC, is opening the drive-thrus only at their dispensaries located in South Reno and Verdi. The South Reno dispensary’s drive-thru will open for business on February 26, 2022 at 1pm and the Verdi dispensary drive-thru will open for business on March 12, 2022 at 1pm. A Grand Opening celebration for both locations TBD for April 2022.

For health and safety reasons concerning the most recent COVID-19 spike, RSIC set back the opening date for Three Nations Cannabis dispensaries from January to February. RSIC is doing their best to balance staff & guest safety and revenue.

Three Nations Cannabis stores are full-service dispensaries. The dispensaries will have the largest selection of products, highest quality, and competitive pricing. Products to include flower, vapes, edibles, pre-rolls, extract, tincture, plus more. There will also be a complete online menu available at where customers are able to pre-order for pickup.

The South Reno dispensary is easily located off I-580 (Exit 61) at 11570 South Virginia Street; previously the Infiniti Car Dealership; and the Verdi dispensary is conveniently located off I-80 (Exit 2) at 420 Highway 40 West. Both locations are on tribal land. Both locations are near the tribe’s long-established Tribal Smoke Shop businesses.

Three Nations Cannabis will have a private event exclusively for RSIC Tribal Members who are 21+ years, to do a cultural blessing for the future success of their dispensaries. The blessing also includes a tour of the facilities, cannabis specials, a meet and greet with Three Nations Cannabis Board of Directors, management, employees, and the Colony Enterprise Authority (RSIC Tribal Council), plus more.

The dispensaries are a new income resource that furthers RSIC’s vision to promote and encourage individual spiritual, physical and emotional health to foster a long, abundant, and prosperous life for RSIC Tribal Members. This new income resource is to be utilized to offer Tribal Members an opportunity to improve their lives and enhance tribal values by making community programs, services, and projects available. The cultural blessing for the future success of Three Nations Cannabis is to celebrate this historic moment for RSIC.     

“This long awaited accomplishment will lead to increased services for our elders, youth and all tribal members,” Chairman Arlan Melendez stated. “We welcome all our Tribal Members (21+ years) to attend our cultural blessing to celebrate this milestone together. We also look forward to providing a safe customer experience to the general public using our drive-thru service with quality products at the best prices.” 

The South Reno dispensary cultural blessing for RSIC Tribal Members (21+ years, must have I.D. to enter building) will be held Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 11am-1pm. The South Reno dispensary drive-thru will then be open to public for sales at 1pm.

The Verdi dispensary cultural blessing for RSIC Tribal Members (21+ years, must have I.D. to enter building) will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 11am-1pm. The Verdi dispensary drive-thru will then be open to the public for sales at 1pm.

Three Nations Cannabis dispensaries are also the 1st dispensaries in the Reno area to include a drive-thru service. With the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting all our lives, the drive-thru service demonstrates an emphasis on safety and provides a positive customer experience. This is how RSIC managed to keep the Tribal Smoke Shops open during the height of COVID-19.

RSIC will follow cannabis regulations in compliance with the Cannabis Agreement between the State of Nevada and the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony signed on January 29, 2020.  NRS 223.250 allows the Governor to enter into an agreement with any federally recognized Indian tribe located within the geographical boundaries of Nevada regarding Cannabis.

“Three Nations Cannabis enhances RSIC’s economic diversification strategy that will create well-paying jobs for both tribal members and the general public,” Chairman Arlan Melendez stated. “It will also help RSIC to invest resources into better elder care, education, health services, housing & infrastructure, language & culture, youth services; the opportunities are infinite.”

For more information, please call Bethany Sam, RSIC Public Relations, at 775-329-2936 or email If interested in job opportunities, email

Due to RSIC’s capacity constraints brought on by COVID-19, the Cultural Blessing Ceremony is closed to the general public.


About the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony formed a federally recognized government in 1936 under the Indian Reorganization Act.  Located in Reno, Nev., the RSIC consists of 1,206 members from three Great Basin Tribes – the Paiute, Shoshone and Washoe Tribes. The RSIC is a vibrant, diverse organization, which balances traditional teachings and rich culture with contemporary business methods. Our mission is to offer opportunities for tribal members to improve their lives and enhance tribal values by making community programs, services, and projects available.