The Cannabis Tourist Guide To Las Vegas

   Nevada has always been on the cutting edge of adult debauchery. Legalizing gambling in 1931 was certainly a controversial topic just after the Great Depression, however, probably no less shocking when the state legalized prostitution in 1971. No one even noticed when medical marijuana was approved in 2000, and likewise, it came as not great surprise, last November, when more than 54% of Nevada residents voted to legalize cannabis for recreational use.

   There are a few things to know if you’re traveling to the Sin City in the near future and plan to partake in the cannabis festivities.

    • Public consumption is NOT allowed. Despite the fact that you can carry a beer, hard liquor, or any other inebriating liquid containing alcohol everywhere you go in Vegas, consuming cannabis, medicinally or recreationally, must be done in a private residence. Although you may “think” your hotel is private, it is not, and most hotels don’t allow smoking of any kind as they are governed by the Federal Gaming Commission. The Wynn Resorts and Casino went as far as to ban Isaac Dietrich, the CEO of MassRoots because of his affiliation with cannabis. Obviously, discreetly consuming an edible before you head to the Zombie Burlesque is probably safe. Be aware, however, public consumption can result in a $600 fine, so discretion is priority.
      • Do not drive under the influence of cannabis. Just as it is in any state, driving while under the influence of cannabis products is not advisable. Not only because it is illegal, but because you could put yourself or others at risk. You can have the legal amount of cannabis products with you in the vehicle, but just 2 nanograms of THC in your system could land you in jail, which isn’t the best way to spend your vacation. Remember, just because you no longer “feel high” doesn’t mean your body has completely metabolized the THC… you could still test over the limit even DAYS after consuming cannabis.
      • Medical patients, bring your medical card! Nevada is one of the few states that recognizes medical marijuana designation from any state, as long as you have your medical card with you. You will be given priority in many dispensaries, pay fewer taxes, and get lower prices.Approved legal carry limits – you can purchase and carry up to 1 ounce of marijuana with you, or 3.5 grams of marijuana concentrates.
      • Approved legal carry limits – you can purchase and carry up to 1 ounce of marijuana with you, or 3.5 grams of marijuana concentrates.
      • Taxes – Current tax on marijuana products in Nevada for medical patients is 8.25%, however, when shopping recreationally be prepared to tack on another 10% for a total tax of 18.25% on your purchase.

        Now that you know what to expect here’s a list of every dispensary in Clark County, Nevada (aka Las Vegas):

         Obviously, Vegas is a big, very busy town, so to help you in your search, here’s a current list of dispensaries in Las Vegas proper serving medical, as well as recreational patients. Each store is listed with eighth prices, along with their hours, and locations. Happy shopping!

      Las Vegas ReLeaf – Located just 500 feet off the Strip, near the SLS and Stratosphere. Las Vegas ReLeaf is a medical and recreational dispensary. Expect eighth prices between $32 and $56. Other products include hash oil and other concentrates, topicals, edibles, and dog CBD products.

      Location: 2244 Paradise Road

      Hours: 10am-10pm Sun-Wed, 10am-12am Thurs-Sat

      Blackjack Collective – located west of the strip, behind the Stratosphere. Carries a wide variety of products including flower, edibles, concentrates, pre-rolls, vapes and tinctures. Eighth prices range from $35 to $50.

      Location: 1860 Western Avenue

      Hours: Mon – Thur: 10AM - 8PM, Fri-Sat 10AM - 11PM, and Sun – 12PM - 8PM

      MMJ America – this is the first dispensary outside of Colorado for this chain. They bring plenty of expertise with them to Las Vegas, as they currently hold 18 Cannabis Cups. An eighth will cost $43 before tax.

      Location: 4660 S. Decatur Boulevard

      Hours: 10am – 11:45pm, 7 days a week

      The Dispensary – one of three dispensaries for this chain, the others are located in Henderson and Reno. The Dispensary prides itself on quality Nevada-grown Cannabis delivered by only the best and most knowledgeable connoisseurs. An eighth here will cost $40 or $55 depending on strain.

      Location: 5347 S. Decatur Boulevard

      Hours: 10am – 2am, 7 days a week

      Jenny's Dispensary - believes attention to detail, constant innovation, and scientific expertise are what set them apart from other growers according to their website. First time patients receive 15% off their purchase. (Marijuana industry workers get 10% off all purchases if you flash your badge, too!) Expect to spend between $50-60 on eighth of flower.

      Location: 5530 North Decatur Boulevard

      Hours: 11am – 8pm, 7 days a week

      Zen Leaf – located in the heart of the South Summerlin Valley, Zen Leaf offers a serene and comfortable environment for consumers. Eighth prices are $43 and $55.

      Location: 9120 W. Post Road

      Hours: 9am – 9pm Mon-Sat; 11am – 9pm Sunday

      Shango - This massive, 70,000 square-foot dispensaries carrying Shango brand cannabis products. An eighth of flower ranges between $36 and $57.

      Location: 4380 Boulder Highway

      Hours: 7am – 12am, 7 days a week

      Sahara Wellness – where your medical card will come in handy to bump you to the front of the line. They also offer eighth prices as low as $30.

      Location: 420 East Sahara Avenue

      Hours: 9am-11pm Sun – Wed; 9am – 12am Thurs - Sat

      Acres Medical LLC – located just off the strip, Acres invites the public to view their production processes with a large, glass window in the dispensary viewing the processes as they are performed. They have price points on their eights at $40, $55, and $60.

      Location: 1230 Western Avenue

      Hours: 10am – 12pm, 7 days a week

      Canopi – a relatively large chain considering the age of the industry, Canopi already has three locations in Las Vegas. Their strip location is just across the street from the Silver Nugget in North Vegas.Canopi takes the award for cheapest eighth in Vegas, coming in at $26.

      Locations (3): 1324 S. 3rd Street; 2113 N. Las Vegas Boulevard; 6540 Blue Diamond Road

      Hours: 10am – 12am Mon – Sat, 12pm – 12am Sun

      Blüm - a retail medical cannabis facility focused on providing the highest quality medical cannabis to patients looking for alternative treatments for their chronic medical conditions, as well as, recreational customers looking to enhance their Vegas experience. An eighth ranges between $45 and $60.

      Locations (3): 1921 Western Avenue; 1130 E Desert Inn Road; 3650 S Decatur Boulevard

      Hours: 10am – 8pm Mon-Wed, 10am-10pm Thurs-Sat, 11am-7pm Sun

      Euphoria Wellness – this dispensary offers free delivery for both medical and recreational customers as long as you’re at a private residence and not a hotel. They have a large menu of items on Weedmaps which states they have at least 200 products available, but with only 18 strains of flower, most of their inventory is edibles and extracts. $55 and $60 are the prices for eighths.

      Location: 7780 South Jones Boulevard #105

      Hours: 10am-10pm Sun, 9am-11pm Mon-Wed, 9am-1am Thurs-Sat

      The Apothecarium – located just 10 minutes from the strip, the Apothecarium offers a broad spectrum of products, including flowers, edibles, topicals, and concentrates.

      Location: 7885 W. Sahara Avenue #111-112

      Hours: 10am – 10pm, 7 days a week

      Essence – With one location on the strip between the SLS and the Stratosphere, and another in West Vegas, eighths vary between $39 and $52. They also offer a unique “Weekender Box” with a variety of products intended for the vacationer at $200 – even including 2-for-1 munchies at a nearby vegan café.

      Locations (2): Essence West - 5765 W. Tropicana Avenue; Essence Strip - 2307 S. Las Vegas Boulevard

      Hours: 10am – Midnight, 7 days a week

      Reef Dispensaries – If you’re looking for a big name in Vegas cannabis, then look no further. Reef Dispensaries is a chain of dispensaries in Arizona and Nevada, and has been featured on nationally recognized media outlets including CNN, ABC News, Vice, and Forbes. Prices for eighth are between $44 and $60.

      Locations (2): 3400 Western Avenue, & 1366 W Cheyenne Avenue #110-111

      Hours: 7am – 3am, 7 days a week

      Jardin Premium Cannabis Dispensary – located on the east side, you can expect to pay $45 and $55 for an eighth. Just 10 minutes east of the strip, a few blocks away from the Wynn Hotel and the Mirage.

      Location: 2900 E Desert Inn Road, Suite 102

      Hours: 10am – Midnight, 7 days a week

      The Apothecary Shoppe – owned by a group of physicians, this dispensary is located just a few blocks west of the strip near The Palms Casino. Eighth prices range between $35 and $60.

      Location: 4240 W Flamingo Road #100

      Hours: 8am – 3am, 7 days a week

      Oasis Medical Cannabis – eighths are $55 at this dispensary including tax. The Oasis offers a variety of events and classes through its “Community Oasis”.

      Location: 1800 S Industrial Road #180

      Hours: 6am-3am, Mon-Sat; 8am – 10pm Sun

      Pisos Marijuana Dispensaries – Pisos means “healing”. Although they boast of having more than 50 strains of flower, their current menu displays 40 which range in price from $45 to $69 for an eighth.

      Location: 4110 S Maryland Parkway #1

      Hours: 10am – 1am, 7 days a week

      The Grove Las Vegas – Eleven strains of cannabis, and a small selection of edibles, but 60 different types of vape pens make up this location. Just a few blocks east of the Bellagio. Expect to see prices ranging from $45 to $65 for eighths at The Grove.

      Location: 4647 Swenson Street, Las Vegas Nev.

      Hours: 9am – 2am, 7 days a week

      CannaCopia Las Vegas – located 2 miles west of the strip and McCarran International Airport, CannaCopia was voted best by the locals. Centered on holistic healing. Their eighths range from $35 to $45.

      Location: 6332 S Rainbow Boulevard #105

      Hours: 10am – 10pm Mon – Sat; 10am – 7pm Sun

      Inyo Fine Cannabis – Boasting over 300 products including flower, edibles, concentrates, vape cartridges, pre-rolls and more, Inyo is just a mile east of the strip near the Las Vegas Country Club. Offering $35 and $45 eighths.

      Location: 2520 South Maryland Parkway #2

      Hours: 10am – 10pm Mon-Sat; 11am – 6pm Sun

      The Source Las Vegas – With 25 strains of flower, 100 different extracts, nearly 100 edibles, as well as, a line of topical products, The Source has an extensive collection of cannabis products. However, it is 5 miles west of the strip. Eighth prices range from $39 to $52.

      Location: 6877 W. Sahara Avenue #8-9

      Hours: 9am – 9pm Mon – Sat; 10am – 6pm Sun

      Medizin Las Vegas – Located just minutes west of the airport, $50 eighths across the board including nearly 40 different strains at this premier dispensary. They also carry a full line of edibles, topicals, and concentrates.

      Location: 4850 W. Sunset Road, #130

      Hours: 10am – 8pm Mon-Thurs, 10am – 9pm Fri – Sat, 10am – 6pm Sun

      New Amsterdam Naturals – The closest dispensary to the Downtown Las Vegas Fremont experience. They offer $45 dollar eighths.

      Location: 823 S. 3rd Street

      Hours: 10am – Midnight Every Day

      NuLeaf - Located "just off the Strip” behind the Wynn Casino, this dispensary has eights starting as low as $25.

      Location: 430 E. Twain Avenue

      Hours: 10am – Midnight Every Day

      Panacea Cannabis - Panacea Cannabis is located in North Las Vegas. They have an app called Panacea Perks on iTunes and Google Play that will get you a 5% discount on your purchase. Near Nellis Air Force Base.

      Location: 4235 Arctic Spring Avenue

      Hours: 10am – 10pm, Every Day

      Silver Sage Wellness – Inspired by their own cannabis journey, owners Pam and Jim Blasco are now dedicated to bringing quality cannabis products to others, using a unique touch-screen sales process. Prices on eighths run between $40 and $57.

      Location: 4626 W. Charleston Boulevard (4 miles west of the Strip)

      Hours: 10am - Midnight Wed – Sat, 10am – 10pm Mon & Tues, Noon – 8pm on Sunday

      THRIVE Cannabis Marketplace – Their north end location is the only dispensary in Vegas that is open 24 hours.

      Locations (2): 2755 W. Cheyenne Avenue & 1112 S. Commerce Street

      Hours: North – 24 hours/7 Days a week – Art District Location – 9am – Midnight Sun – Thur, 9am – 3am Friday & Saturday