Verano Opens New Zen Leaf™ Dispensary with Drive-Through on Vibrant Flamingo Road in Las Vegas

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  • Zen Leaf Flamingo is Verano’s third dispensary in Las Vegas and its 87th1 nationwide.

  • The new storefront sits just two miles west of Las Vegas Boulevard, the primary draw for over 40 million visitors2 in pre-pandemic 2019 and features a drive-through for recreational consumers seeking on-the-go convenience.

  • Zen Leaf Flamingo is located on the high-traffic retail corridor of Flamingo Road, which saw average daily traffic3 of 35,000 in 2020, and 51,000 in pre-pandemic 2019.

CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verano Holdings Corp. (CSE: VRNO) (OTCQX: VRNOF) (“Verano” or the “Company”), a leading multi-state cannabis company, today announced the opening of Zen Leaf Flamingo, a new adult-use dispensary located at 5940 West Flamingo Road in Las Vegas, Nevada. The grand opening event is set to begin on Friday, October 29, at 7:00 AM local time.

Zen Leaf Flamingo is located in Spring Valley, a Las Vegas suburb just west of The Strip. The area boasts award-winning eateries in a more accessible setting, just two miles from Las Vegas Boulevard.

“Convenience is always a priority for us at retail, particularly in a high-volume destination like Las Vegas,” said George Archos, Verano Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Our team’s ability to maintain customer intimacy while providing an efficient, consumer-friendly experience is one of the things that sets Zen Leaf apart. The drive-through platform on Flamingo Road offers distinct benefits to both visiting shoppers and Las Vegas residents.”

Nevada has seen continued growth in the form of record cannabis sales this year, despite the protracted pandemic environment. According to the Nevada Department of Taxation, adult-use cannabis sales have surpassed $1 billion, already up $330 million from 2020’s previous record in sales.

Zen Leaf Flamingo offers an extensive menu of cannabis products to meet the needs of a diverse consumer base, including flower and pre-rolls, topicals, edibles, cartridges, and concentrates. Shoppers may pre-order online at www.zenleafdispensaries.com for same day, in-store or drive-through pickup. Business hours are 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sunday through Thursday, and 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM on Friday and Saturday.

About Verano

Verano is a leading, vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis operator in the U.S. devoted to the ongoing improvement of communal wellness by providing responsible access to regulated cannabis products. With a mission to address vital health and wellness needs, Verano produces a comprehensive suite of premium, innovative cannabis products sold under its trusted portfolio of consumer brands, including Verano, Avexia, Encore, and MÜV. Verano’s portfolio encompasses 14 U.S. states, with active operations in 11, including 11 production facilities comprising approximately 842,000 square feet of cultivation. Verano designs, builds, and operates dispensaries under retail brands including Zen Leaf and MÜV, delivering a superior cannabis shopping experience in both medical and adult-use markets. Learn more at www.verano.com.

1 Includes the impact of pending acquisitions.
2 Las Vegas tourism data pulled from an August 2021 article in the Las Vegas Sun.
3 Las Vegas traffic data sourced from the Nevada Department of Transportation.

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Contacts:

Investors
Verano
Julianna Paterra
Director, Investor Relations
julianna@verano.com
Media
Verano
David Spreckman
VP, Marketing & Communications
david@verano.com
312-819-4852

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