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The best marijuana dispensaries in Vegas

Cannabis tourism is taking over Las Vegas in the form of over-the-top dispensaries and consumption lounges

Written by
Teresa Bitler
Ryan Slattery

The entertainment capital of the world celebrated its first recreational marijuana sale on July 1, 2017, in true Vegas fashion: with fireworks. Since then, the number of dispensaries in Las Vegas has exploded.

As is usually the case in Vegas, bigger-is-better tends to dominate the dispensary scene. The city boasts the largest dispensary in the world, Planet 13, but not to be left behind, other dispensaries wow with interactive displays, cannabis kitchens and spa-like environs.
In addition, pot lounges are coming to Las Vegas as the city moves to become a kingpin in the cannabis tourism industry. The state is currently issuing consumption lounge licenses to an estimated 40 established marijuana dispensaries and 20 independent operators who will run hookah-like lounges.

For now, the only consumption lounge is the Sky High Lounge inside the NuWu Dispensary, located on Las Vegas Paiute tribal land north of downtown Las Vegas. So, you’ll want to be careful where you light up. Smoking or using in public—including casinos and hotel rooms—can carry a hefty fine.

And remember, to purchase cannabis in Las Vegas you must be at least 21 years old, have identification such as a valid driver’s license or government-issued card, and bring cash since most banks won’t work with dispensaries.

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Best dispensaries in Vegas

At roughly half the size of a Walmart, this “cannabis entertainment complex” is the largest dispensary in the world. Watch for the 15-foot-tall LED lotus flowers on the dispensary’s roof, which stand out even among Vegas’ bright lights. As you enter, spend a few minutes stepping on the interactive floor behind check-in or follow mechanical butterflies through the hallways, past the site’s restaurant, coffee shop and vendors. The 24/7 main retail space features colorful orbs floating overhead and dozens of budtenders. But that’s not all. You can watch Dreamland Chocolates, HaHa gummies, beverages, and other treats made through a glass window looking into Planet 13’s kitchen. Couples can even exchange vows inside the complex and soon you’ll be able to tour Cannabition, an interactive cannabis museum. Oh, and of course, Planet 13 has already received approval for a consumption lounge license.

THRIVE Cannabis Marketplace is one of the premier dispensaries in Nevada, offering competitive pricing on top brands like AiroPro, Kanha edibles and Pheno Exotic. The dispensary also boasts some of Vegas’ best cannabis discounts and a points system that rewards you for every dollar spent.

The sleek retail space features white walls adorned with the dispensary’s logo, a cannabis leaf against a green hexagon. Already know what you want? Place an order at a kiosk and wait for staff to bring it to you. THRIVE is also working to develop a “social-use” lounge located in a separate room at the company’s dispensary on Sammy Davis Jr. Drive.


One of the most popular cannabis brands in the world, Cookies sells its best strains, from Girl Scout Cookies to Gary Payton, at its Vegas location on The Strip. The vibe is what you’d expect from the brand’s founders, hip-hop artist Berner and grow expert Jai. Large, Vegas-inspired pop-art posters line the walls between product displays, and blue neon accents reflect in the mirrors on the ceiling. Don’t be surprised if you have to stand in line to get inside or spot a celebrity making a purchase.

With a farm-to-body concept, Deep Roots is interested in the process from growing to cultivating and supplying. The farm produces top-shelf strains and hybrid varieties, such as Apples & Bananas, Black Velvet, White Runtz, Apple Tarts, Gush Mints, and Dante’s Inferno. While their products are available at Deep Roots' three Las Vegas locations, they also supply items to 80 percent of Nevada dispensaries. Popular edibles like Chillers, Helix, and Cheeba line the display cases along with concentrates, vapes and pre-rolls.


Las Vegas ReLeaf carries just about any cannabis product, from buds and pre-rolls to THC-infused beer. The dispensary stocks a full lineup of cannabis-infused beers, wines, spirits, tea, soda, elixirs and coffee. Getting hungry? Try a brownie or even a macaron.

Whatever product you decide on, you can have it delivered for free anywhere in Las Vegas, including Summerlin, Anthem, Centennial Hills, Henderson, and Paradise ($50 minimum purchase). Better yet, with a loyalty program, daily specials, industry discounts and 10 percent off for customers staying at the Sahara, Westgate or Strat, ReLeaf is one of the most affordable dispensaries in the area.

This upscale dispensary specializes in high-quality cannabis products and a luxury shopping experience. Think of it as the Louis Vuitton or Prada of cannabis dispensaries. Brightly lit cases contain flowers, pre-rolls, vaporizers, concentrates and edibles with additional products stored in wood drawers along the wall behind the register. Above, screens display current offerings and the latest deals.

While welcoming to anyone, Jardin definitely appeals to a more sophisticated clientele. The staff is knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and willing to spend time with first-time and experienced users.


Filled with plants and decorated with wood accents against a white background, Pisos (which means healing) has a spa-like feel that quickly puts customers at ease. On the menu, you’ll find more than 50 of the highest-quality cannabis strains on the market as well as a wide variety of products including a large pre-roll menu, partially comprised of in-house joints including Kosher Tangie and Kosher Dawg. Pisos also has its own line of topical balms, bath salts and lotions and boasts a Herer Cannabis Cup award for its Jack Herer Concentrate.

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Reef’s flagship location near The Strip is more than just a dispensary–it grows and produces its own products in a state-of-the-art facility and is the exclusive cultivator of Wiz Khalifa’s Khalifa Kush. In addition, Reef Dispensaries carries Exotics by Berner, a premium strain by hip-hop artist Berner, who also helped create the dispensary’s menu.

While most of the 165,000-square-foot facility is dedicated to production, the dispensary’s retail section resembles an Apple store, with low wooden tables and a minimalist aesthetic. The flagship location is one of two Reef Dispensaries in Las Vegas; the other is in North Las Vegas on Cheyenne Avenue.


The first dispensary to have a cannabis tasting room in Las Vegas, NuWu Cannabis Marketplace’s two locations also have a 24-hour drive-thru option. NuWu sells 200-plus brands and more than 2,100 products, from flowers and CBD oils to topicals, edibles, vapes, and concentrates.

Unlike most dispensaries, you don’t have to leave the property to enjoy the product. Sky High Lounge (inside NuWu) was the city’s first consumption lounge and dab bar. Just say “high” and make a reservation for the dispensary’s tasting room, and with the purchase of a table package, you’ll have your choice of products and consumption options such as bongs, and cannabis-infused mocktails and snacks. Each seating is 90 minutes.

You’ll feel like you stepped back when you enter this award-winning dispensary across from the Palms Casino. Bronze metal tiles cover the ceiling, and wood display cases line the walls. Meanwhile, well-dressed budtenders man the display cases in the center of the room, answering questions and offering suggestions.

But the speakeasy vibe isn’t the only draw. The Apothecary Shoppe boasts one of the widest selections of premium edibles in Las Vegas. You can purchase rice crispy treats and brownies, praline truffles, infused dried fruits and custom cakes. There are even edible options for diabetics.


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