Las Vegas has managed to seamlessly integrate marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and retail into the glitz, glam of the strip but when it comes to being a tourist, partaking is both a marvel and a mirage.
Nevada’s recreational pot law allows adults to purchase one ounce of flowers, 3.5 grams of extracts or 3,500 mg of edibles per day. With an average stay of three-days, that’s more than enough for visitors buying weed in Las Vegas. However, be warned, if light up anywhere remotely public (including your hotel room) and you could end up getting hit with a $300 room-cleaning fee and/or a $600 (or more) fine.
The only place to use cannabis in Nevada is at private residences and private buildings with owners’ permission. What Las Vegas lacks in cannabis lounges they gain in everything else, so get ready to get creative because being high in Vegas is even better than the epic times had when not high in Vegas – – go figure!
1. The Best Las Vegas Dispensaries
There are about 16 dispensaries around the Las Vegas strip and over 38 storefronts in the greater Vega. Don’t feel pressured to visit them all. Essence (2307 S. Las Vegas Blvd.) is still the only dispensary on the strip and don’t you forget it. If you know what you want, you can text your order in, but that takes all the fun out of the weed shopping experience.
The Grove (4647 Swenson St.), on the other hand, is closest to McCarran International Airport and holds events in its eco-friendly cultivation room.
2. Delivery Services for the Best Weed in Las Vegas
Delivery services provided by the dispensaries will save you travel time and waiting time. Just place your order online or by text message before you leave home and everything will be dropped off where you’re staying. Besides Essence’s in-house delivery service, Blackbird is a third-party distributor for many dispensaries.
3. All the Stay, None of the Fines
You can’t use hotel rooms for smoke seshes, but there are hotel-owned condos where you can.
CannabisTours.com has private, 420-friendly Las Vegas rooms starting at $100 per night.
The Palms Place penthouse is where Ghostface Killah stays when he’s in Las Vegas, giving him access to three dispensaries – Exhale, The Apothecary Shoppe and The Clinic – all kinds of amenities, restaurants and room service, starting at $195 per night.
Cory Hughes is a former police officer turned cannabis cultivator and writer. After years of being on the wrong side of the law, Cory decided to hang up his badge and gun and move into an industry that truly has the potential of bringing people together. He has been an active part of the Colorado cannabis culture and has worked as a horticulturist in dozens of licensed grow operations. Cory now looks to share his knowledge of cultivation and horticulture with the world.