Most people are familiar with the Las Vegas Strip, but if you’ve never been all of this may be new to you. Thus, here is a summary: the Strip isn’t a place where people go to strip, though that certainly happens on occasion. Rather, it’s a stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard. It’s filled with hotels, casinos, and an abundance of night life. As a result, it’s one of them most popular tourist destinations in the world.
The Strip isn’t always ideal if you want to gamble, at least not unless you can afford high stakes tables. On Friday and Saturday nights, it’s difficult to find a seat at a blackjack table with a betting minimum of less than 25 dollars a hand; old Downtown Vegas or casinos off the Strip are better for finding less cringeworthy prices.
But – if you’re looking to party with all the pretty and shiny people – the Strip is for you. It has lights, cameras, action, yard margaritas, clubs, dancing, and general shenanigans.
So that’s your Strip overview. One more thing you should know: what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. I just made that up.
Now on with the show…
Cannabis on the Las Vegas Strip
While the Strip is host to many things, cannabis isn’t one of them: Mary Jane isn’t welcome in the MGM and the like. That doesn’t mean you can’t sneak it in (that’s why pockets were invented), but it does mean that – if you think the Strip is filled with dispensary after dispensary – you’re going to be disappointed. You can’t walk out of your hotel and into the arms of cannabis because of a little thing called “the law.”
According to CNN, Clark County’s zoning rules don’t allow dispensaries too close to casinos. Yet there’s plenty that are accessible. In other words, marijuana is never that far – Vegas is a city made for people who like to stroll and, even if you’re boots aren’t made for walking, there’s cabs practically inside of cabs.
So, what are some of the closest dispensaries? They include:
Reef Dispensaries: Located just blocks from the Strip, this dispensary is open from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. It’s in the process of starting a delivery program. It’s located at: 3400 Western Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
Las Vegas ReLeaf: A dispensary dedicated to relief (and clever plays on words), it offers online ordering and medical marijuana delivery. It also sells a variety of flowers, edibles, and concentrates. It’s located at: 2244 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89104.
Essence: Essence has the honor of being the only medical and recreational dispensary on the Strip and it caters to locals and tourists. It’s on the north end near the Stratosphere (which is always closer to everything than it looks). It’s located at: 2307 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89104.
Euphoria: Euphoria’s mission statement is “healing, education, and discovery.” They focus on offering their patrons a safe and well-rounded shopping experience. They’re located at 7780 South Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89139.
The Source: The Source dedicates itself to “helping patients through the healing process with a variety of wellness programs, education and advocacy, positive encouragement, mutual respect, and a safe environment.” Veterans and medical patients aren’t required to wait in line. They’re located at 2250 S. Rainbow Blvd. 8, Las Vegas, NV 89146.
Inyo Fine Cannabis: Inyo offers a comfortable and educational environment. They also advocate for honesty and safety. They’re located at 2520 South Maryland Parkway 2, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
Blum Las Vegas: Blum offers a proprietary IVXX brand of premium cannabis that includes wax, oil, shatter and flowers. They offer other products as well. They’re located at 1921 Western Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102.
Pisos The Strip: One of Pisos’s most popular offerings is the Diplomat Private Reserve line. They also offer several discounts including senior and veterans. They’re located at 4110 S. Maryland, Las Vegas, NV 89119.
The Grove: The Grove includes taxes in the menu pricing, saving you from having to calculate what your twenty-dollars will cover. They’re a good place for first-timers as they offer lots of educational resources. They’re located at 4647 Swenson Street, Las Vegas, 89101.
Nuleaf Las Vegas: Nuleaf’s customer service focuses on compassion, service, and experience. They’re located at 430 East Twain Avenue, Las Vegas, NV, 89169.
Sahara Wellness: Sahara Wellness’s tagline is “putting patients before profits from day one” – they strive to help people balance mind, body, and spirit. They’re located at 420 E. Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89104.
Acres Cannabis: Acres Cannabis is a 20,000 square-foot dispensary, allowing it to brag that size matters – it’s one of the largest marijuana facilities in Nevada. Their marijuana comes from Amargosa Valley where it’s grown on a 37-acre farm 85 miles outside of Sin City. They’re located at 2320 Western Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102.
Oasis Medical Cannabis: Oasis Medical Cannabis lists its core values as “Improving Community Quality of Life, Spreading Knowledge, Choosing Quality Over Profit, and Helping Every Individual Patient.” They’re located at 1800 Industrial Rd. Suite 180, Las Vegas, Nevada. 89102.
Las Vegas recreational dispensaries will surely keep popping up as it (and Nevada as a whole) continues to find its sea-legs. For now, many of the medical shops have turned recreational and offer both options: cannabis as medicine and cannabis for fun.