THUMBS UP to one of the newest businesses in Sparks, Silver State Relief, which sells medical marijuana. The marijuana dispensary, the first in the state, opened for business last Friday on Greg Street at an ideal location in a new building after a lot of due diligence by its operators to ensure that it meets all the necessary regulations established by state and city authorities.
We are confident that Silver State Relief will quickly quiet critics of the retail medical marijuana trade.
Clearly, the ones who benefit the most from Sparks’ first marijuana business are people with pain and other medical afflictions who have discovered that marijuana is the most effective product for easing their suffering. They shouldn’t have to grow their own plants or buy marijuana from a neighborhood dealer.
THUMBS UP to Sparks city officials for working with the dispensary so it could open its doors. Government has no place putting up arbitrary roadblocks to legitimate businesses. The city of Sparks didn’t and deserves part of the credit for this Nevada “first.”
THUMBS UP to Silverwing Development and the city of Sparks for hashing out a $1.205 million real-estate deal to pave the way for a residential development in Victorian Square.
The city agreed to sell Silverwing city-owned parcels in Victorian Square where the development company plans to build a 236-unit apartment complex, along with retail or restaurant space. The project appears to be the real deal, and we extend our best wishes to Silverwing as it moves forward to finally help Victorian Square realize its full potential.
THUMBS DOWN to the terrorist or terrorists who are shooting out windows of RTC (Regional Transportation Commission) buses in Sparks with a pellet or BB gun.
That’s right–they’re terrorists by any definition. Let’s hope the cops nab the culprit or culprits. The $15,000 in reward money may loosen some lips.
THUMBS UP to whoever is responsible for scheduling Nevada Wolf Pack football games this fall. Five of the six Wolf Pack home games will kick off in the afternoon, with some of them actually starting at 1 p.m. when a gridiron clash should begin.
Call us traditionalists, but when you end a college football game at, say midnight, you are definitely sending a message that you don’t give a fumble for the fans, especially families with young children, who only try to stay up late on Dec. 24 or maybe Halloween if they’ve had too many Snickers. We all know the reason for late-night games: TV and the money schools get for being on the tube. Which is why Boise State has a weird schedule and Nevada doesn’t.
THUMBS DOWN to the national TV networks for poor news judgment. They’ve given way too much air time to the killing of Cecil the Lion and the suspension of New England Patriots QB Tom Brady in the “deflategate” saga. Walter Cronkite, we need you.