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Top 10 Las Vegas Cannabis Dispensaries
Contributor: Asia Mayfield
Take it from a longtime stoner- weed is getting better. Especially in Las Vegas. Two years after legalization, the city hosts more than 30 dispensaries. Each one sells drool-worthy strains.
You can find dapper budtenders dressed in suits and doling out recommendations in an environment that looks like an old-fashioned medicine shop. The image-conscious can buy their buds in an environment designed for Instagram photo shoots. People craving an outlandish, over-the-top dispensary experience can also get their itch scratched.
If you want to get high in Vegas, here are the top 10 dispensaries you need to check out.
Reef Dispensaries bulges out from behind the Las Vegas Strip. Multiple massive casinos lie within walking distance. The sirens at Spearmint Rhino dance across the street 24-hours a day. The 165,000-square-foot building features a high-producing grow house. You could find Reef even if you were blindfolded, the aroma pouring out of its walls is so strong. Locals love Reef because the prices are amazing. You can find a $6 one-gram pre-roll on a good day. Tourists flock to Reef because it’s close to the Strip. If you’re interested in trying exclusive strains, the dispensary offers both Khalifa Kush by rapper Wiz Khalifa and its very own, Tryke brand.
Stoners hoping for an understated, low-key experience need to go elsewhere. Planet 13 is loud, over-the-top, and pure Vegas. It’s next to Reef and it still grabs your attention. Throbbing colored lights draw your eyes first. The dispensary looks like a giant nightclub. Inside you’ll find an elaborate, yet easy to navigate store. At the moment, Planet 13 is only a dispensary. However, the company has ambitious plans. It eventually hopes to be an all-around cannabis events center.
Acres offers an immersive experience. If you have time after picking up your stash, have a look around. You can watch their staff create artisan, infused edibles in their open kitchen. Or you can walk through their mini cannabis museum. If you visit on Friday or Saturday, you can go to The Underground, a farmers’ market that connects consumers directly to independent growers and manufacturers.
Essence is building a strong local presence. The brand already operates three dispensaries. Their flagship location is on the Strip. Not in the prime area but a cheap Uber ride away. Their aesthetic is luxurious and sleek. You can save a ton of money by signing up for their text rewards program. They also have daily deals you can look up online. If you’re a picky smoker, you’re going to love Essence’s diverse menu.
If you want to go to a local stoner’s dispensary, head over to, The Source. You can stop by their Henderson or their West Side location. Each spot is surrounded by retail and food options. Cheeba Hut, a sandwich shop with offerings like, “the nug,” is next door to the West Side dispensary. The Source has a strong rewards system that encourages repeat visits. You get points for every dollar you spend. The Source’s budtenders are notoriously efficient. They have the answer to every question about terpenes and cannabinoids, yet you never spend too long in line.
The Grove is in the perfect spot. It’s surrounded by a nest of popular bars and is a short walk from the Hard Rock Hotel. It’s the closest dispensary to McCarran International Airport, meaning you’ll often see customers dragging luggage around. They’re picking up their bud before heading to their hotel room. Smart move. The dispensary sells top-tier, third-party bud as well as its own strains.
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MedMen has two locations. One is located close to the Strip, across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel. The other is in downtown Vegas, a grittier party spot where it’s not unusual to see street performers twirling on the sidewalk a few feet away from lingerie-clad women dancing on an outdoor bar. The dispensaries look like high-end tech stores with gleaming iPads on display everywhere you look. The budtenders wear cherry red and roam around the store, latching onto customers who have questions or are ready to buy.
Inyo is a small neighborhood joint located a couple of miles east of the Strip. Its appeal lies in its affordable prices and engaging budtenders. It’s the type of place where they’ll remember your name if you’re a regular. Because it’s outside of the sway of tourist areas, the dispensary is rarely too crowded.