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Viva Las Vegas: Your Guide to Throwing an Awesome Las Vegas Bachelorette Party

Let’s face it, wedding planning is stressful. From a mix up with the flowers to issues finding the perfect dress, the blushing bride hasn’t been in the most relaxed state during the process.

Here comes the saving grace – one wild and wicked bachelorette party with the bridal squad in the nightlife capital of the United States. It could only be the almighty party paradise that is Sin City!

Las Vegas is one of the hottest bachelorette party destinations in the world, and with good reason. The weather is incredible year-round and there is so much to do when it comes to letting loose and having fun!

But with so many options, it’s a bit daunting.

How to plan a bachelorette party? What should you book? Where to even start?

That’s why we’re here to help with our guide to throwing the ultimate Las Vegas bachelorette party – so the bridal shower can enjoy one hell of a party before the big day!

1. Line Those Stomachs at an Amazing Restaurant

Before hitting the clubs it’s a wise idea to line those stomachs with some delicious grub. Not only will it help with the hangover, but Las Vegas is home to some of the finest dining experiences in the country, with restaurants owned by some of the world’s top chefs.

This makes it difficult to choose a spot – but luckily almost impossible to make a bad choice!

Sushi Samba, located at The Palazzo, is a popular fine-dining choice among guests. Imagine a restaurant where the intense flavors of Japan meet with the party atmosphere of Brazil.

Choose from delicious and decadent sushi rolls, tempura and seafood dishes. It’s a sushi experience like no other!

Bottomless brunch is a great way to get bang for your buck – with unlimited alcohol with your morning brunch within a certain time period. Mandalay Bay and The Venetian offer yummy boozy brunches at a decent value.

2. Go Gambling

Although you can have an incredible time in Vegas without touching a slot machine, you might as well give it go while you’re there, right?

Las Vegas is littered with casinos, so choosing one is a bit overwhelming.

New York, New York is a great option, especially for newbies as the dealers are warm and happy to explain the games. Plus, there’s a roller coaster, right in the middle of the action! Just remember to take a ride before you start boozing – not after.

3. Hit the Night Clubs

On a Vegas bachelorette party, hitting the clubs is an absolute must. Sin City hosts some of the best clubs in the world and a night on the town is bound to be a memorable one.

If you want to go all out, XS at Encore boasts renowned DJs that play almost every night of the week. The Chainsmokers, Diplo, David Guetta, and Steve Angello are just a few of the famous faces that grace the decks.

There are, however, many club choices – you’ll have the pick of the bunch.

Make sure you check out Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for promoter contact information. Promoters are everywhere in Vegas and can help secure the VIP guest list, which gets you free entry and lets you avoid the long lines. This is especially true for big groups of girls heading in together.

Got some budget to play with? Party in true celebrity style and go for bottle and table service. You’ll have your own space to sit and relax between sets should you need a break from dancing on those fierce heels!

The bride will feel like a true VIP.

4. Let Loose at a Pool Party

No bachelorette party is complete without hitting one of Vegas’s famous pool parties.

Pop into your most stylish swim gear and get glam – it may be a pool party, but don’t hesitate to dress up.

Again, there are many parties to choose from but the most impressive include Marquee Day Club at the Cosmopolitan, Daylight at Mandalay Bay, and Encore Beach Club.

Grab a strawberry daiquiri and boogie under the sun with your best gal pals to some of the globe’s top DJs.

5. Soothe Sore Heads at a Spa

There will come a point where your heads are pounding, your stomachs are queasy, and you need a much-needed break from the non-stop partying.

Luckily, on your Vegas bachelorette party, there is ample choice of day spas to relax and get pampered in. Plus, it will be a welcome retreat from the scorching desert sun.

The Venetian offers some of the most indulgent spa days and you can also find decent day passes for non-guests at Treasure Island, Caesars Palace, and Bellagio.

6. Marvel at a Themed Show

A hilarious and fun way to celebrate with your bridal party is to head to one of the sexy all-male themed shows!

Magic Mike and Thunder From Down Under are popular choices among bachelorette parties and watching the performers flaunt their chiseled, jacked bodies is sure to provide a lot of giggles among your group.

Alternatively, Cirque du Soleil is a classy option and has a reputation for performing some of the most mind-boggling shows across the globe. Any one of them is bound to blow your mind, but their show Zumanity is particularly popular.

7. Smoke Some Legal Cannabis

After a jam-packed schedule, it’s likely by the end of the bachelorette party you’ll want to chill and relax with your bridal team.

Here at Thrive, we offer legal, safe and high-quality recreational cannabis for those moments you want to unwind. We’ll even deliver it for ultimate ease, but legally you can only consume if you are staying at a private residence, so keep that in mind!.

Check out the menu for our West Sahara weed dispensary.

Ready for Your Las Vegas Bachelorette Party?

With our ideas, you’re on your way to planning a Las Vegas bachelorette party that’ll be remembered for years to come!

But whatever you decide to do, stay safe.

Remember you’re in the desert, so drink lots of water. This is especially if you’re consuming alcohol and/or legal cannabis!

Anyone can become careless on holiday, especially when you’re having a good time but in the dry heat of the sun, it’s easy to get dehydrated. Likewise, don’t forget the sun lotion!

Keep your wits about you and most importantly, treat the bride to an epic bachelorette party and have fun! It’s a rare opportunity to round your squad together in one place, so create memories that you’ll all remember forever.

Discover more about Thrive Nevada here and how we can benefit your bachelorette party. Alternatively, visit us at Thrive Cannabis Marketplace in North Las Vegas or our downtown dispensary open 24/7.


From Sin City to Stoner City: The Best Things to Do When High in Las Vegas

Cannabis tourism has increased by 51% in the last five years in Colorado alone. If you’re looking to enjoy the best cannabis tourism has to offer it’s important to know the best things to do when high in that state ahead of time. 

Read on for more information on what to do while high in Las Vegas.

Enjoying Cannabis in a Recreational State

In over half the country the use of cannabis has been legalized. In most of the states, cannabis can only be used for medicinal purposes. However, there is a new rise in recreational states in which cannabis can be enjoyed simply for fun.

The states include Nevada, Oregon, Colorado, and California to name a few.

However, it’s important to remember, that simply because the state allows the recreational use of cannabis it does not mean that there are no laws that pertain to the state.

Nevada State Laws for Enjoying Cannabis

While it’s true that the recreational laws are fairly open, there are still some important rules and regulations to be aware of before doing cannabis in Las Vegas.

For example, you must be at least 21 years of age to enjoy cannabis. You should know that there are also stark consequences for indulging in cannabis in public.

Best Things to Do When High in Las Vegas 

Sin City can easily become a stoner city in this cannabis tourism hub. There are no ends to the number of attractions that you can enjoy while high, however, here are some helpful suggestions to get started.

Keep it Poolside

With the Las Vegas heat, you’ll find a number of poolside day clubs that are perfect for lounging or partying.

This is an ideal option if you choose a strain of cannabis that makes you want to spend the day relaxing.

Some strains have a roller coaster effect of high-energy highs that become low energy stalls. Which is why a day club brings you the best of both worlds.

Spa Time

Sometimes a good high makes you feel like indulging in something decadent. A deep tissue massage in one of Vegas’ notorious spas is an ideal way to do just that.

You’ll find that the gorgeous spa atmosphere can make your already tranquil state even more tranquil. Some spas even offer day passes that allow you to spend time in their whirlpools or saunas.

It’s suggested that you know what kind of high you experience before spending time in such a quiet atmosphere. 

All You Can Eat Buffet

Aside from gambling if there’s one thing that Vegas is known for is an incredibly full and endless variety of buffets.

Which is why if you’re experiencing an intense case of the munchies, this is the spot. For the price of one entry fee, you can eat to your heart’s desire.

From fried foods to multitier dessert tables, you may find yourself spending hours in this delicious food heaven. 

Check Out a Show

Las Vegas is filled with quality entertainment from some of the best performers in the world. However, if you’re enjoying a particularly good high, we suggest a show with as much vibrancy and creativity as possible.

For example, you may find that your high is the perfect match for the odd yet hilarious antics of the Blue Man Group. Are you a music lover? Check out the Beatles Cirque du Soleil Love Show or the Michael Jackson Rendition.

It’s important to keep in mind that if you visit the shows later in life when you’re not high, they may not be as impressive as you remember.

Gamble… or Not

For this section, it’s very important to know what kind of high you’re really experiencing. Is your high one that allows you to be more perceptive, enhancing your ability to pick up on subtle cues?

If so you may find that your luck at gambling will steadily improve.

However, if getting stoned makes you more reckless, and open to greater risk you may want to stay away from the gambling tables. The last thing you want is to blow all of your money because you were too stoned to know about that.

Finally, Stay in Bed

It may sound strange to want to spend part of your vacation in bed, however, if you’re in one of the true luxury resorts in Las Vegas you are likely to enjoy some of the most comfortable beddings and thread counts that you ever come across.

Now match that comfort with great room service and pay-per-view TV, and you have one of the best experiences you can ask for while being high. 

Visit Another Dispensary

Part of the beauty of a recreational state is that no two dispensaries are alike. You will find each dispensary carries a variety of products for you to try, some of which you may have never even heard of. Have a look at our downtown dispensary for a mixture of treats or a marijuana dispensary in North Las Vegas.

This is a time for a dispensary talk with your budtender, and always be open to suggestions. You may find your next high is right around the corner. 

The Best Cannabis News and Tips on the Web

To be a real stoner, it’s best to be like a Boy Scout, always prepared to do the best things to do when high. That means staying on top of any news, tips, and changing laws that can help you enhance your cannabis experience.

For more information on cannabis news visit our blog today.


A Ganga Gastro’s Guide to Vegas Munchies: The Best Places to Chow Down

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever made when you were high? We’re pretty sure that’s how people come up with delicacies like “hot Cheeto mac and cheese”.

But if you’re visiting Las Vegas and you’re in a hotel room, you don’t have the fixings for a weird munchies meal. That’s okay though, since Ubers, food delivery, and walking are all an option.

Here are seven places that you can get some late night, snacks without the high price tag or the judgment. Just don’t drive under the influence – find another way to get there.

Munchies in Las Vegas

Don’t open up that minibar! Those snacks will only semi-satisfy you and they’ll cost a fortune. Instead, visit …


If you live in the Mid-West, the South, or the East, we’re sorry for you. Only in that, you don’t have any In-N-Outs there. If you don’t know, it’s a famous West-coast burger chain and they make some of the best burgers out there.

Usually, a fast-food burger place wouldn’t make it onto a gastro guide, but In-N-Out is the exception. Learn their secret menu to order like a local.

Don’t forget to get a milkshake and some of their delicious fries. Take a paper hat for some selfies, too – it’s a tradition!

A.Y.C.E Buffet

What’s better than a buffet when you have the munchies? Plus, it means you don’t have to make hard decisions, you can get a little bit of everything.

And it being ready to go keeps you from forgetting that you ordered something and getting scared when someone knocks on the door (or comes to your table).

This isn’t your Golden Corral alternative, though. You can get everything from cauliflower (for those keto people) to well-prepared salmon.

Is it cheap? No – but nothing in Vegas really is. There’s a discount if you have a Palm’s Player card though, so hit that up.

Sprinkles Cupcake ATM

If you’re staying near Cesar’s Palace, you’ll find the Sprinkles cupcake ATM across the street. Just find their location on the strip and then you’ll see the ATM on the sidewall of their store.

It’s open 24/7, with all the cupcakes served throughout the night made the previous day. You can get a range of flavors, which at that point, is whatever they had leftover.

It’s a cool concept and it’s fun to do, who doesn’t want to get their food out of an ATM? If the baker was feeling energetic that day, you may even find some cookies to choose from too.

Sprinkles cupcakes are famous around the world, so feel free to set your expectations high.

New York, New York American Restaurant

Not open all night, but open late is this restaurant in the New York, New York resort. It has all the bar foods and home comforts you can think of, like chicken wings and french toast.

It’s not overly expensive, at least for something on the strip, and the staff is good-natured. You won’t be the first stoned people there and you won’t be the last. If you’re staying on that end of the strip, go ahead and give it ago.

Just check that they’re open first.

Food Trucks

Now, if you’re on or just off the strip, you can expect to find a food truck in your close vicinity. Here are a few to keep your eye out for.

Sticky Iggy’s

This one just sounds stoner-friendly, doesn’t it? You can check their website to find their up-to-date daily location.

As far as food goes, you get a twist on southern classics here. Like chicken and waffles, except the chicken is put into a freshly made waffle cone.

Don’t expect to go walking the strip after eating here though. You’ll a need food and weed induced power nap.

Strip Chezze

No, we didn’t spell that wrong. The bright yellow and black truck is really named “StripChezze”. You say it like “strip cheese”.

Anyways, if you’re looking for a creative way to block your arteries, this is definitely it. You can get what they call “Daddy’s on a roll” which is two deep-fried egg rolls filled with mac and cheese.

It comes with a spicy kimchi sauce on the side. No, we couldn’t have made that up if we tried. Their website is always up to date with their location and if you’re having an event, they do private catering.

Honorable Mentions

If none of those excite you or aren’t close enough, here are some other places to stick in your phone’s GPS.

  • Dirt Dog
  • Phat Snacks
  • Popcornopolis
  • JoJo’s Jerky
  • New York Pretzel

Now, with the restaurants, food trucks, and honorable mentions above, you should have no reason to buy those stale, expensive minibar snacks.

You’re better than that – and you deserve more.

If you need advice as to where to get your greens before you spend your green on these tasty snacks, here are the directions to our store.

Munchies for Days

What on this list sounds the best to you? Remember, you can always take an Uber somewhere instead of driving. You’d be surprised how many places are open all night if you want to just find a place along the strip.

But make it a point to go to one of the munchies favorites on this list and visit us at either our Cannabis dispensary in North Las Vegas or our Downtown dispensary. It’s the least you can do for your high and your tongue.


Cannabis or Alcohol: Which One Brings the Fun on the Vegas Strip?

Every year, around 40 million people visit Vegas. Although so-called “Sin City” has more to offer than just partying, for many visitors, consuming their favorite substances is part of the attraction.

Now that weed is legal, Vegas tourists have a choice: cannabis, alcohol, or cannabis and alcohol at the same time?

However, there’s more to making the decision than you might realize at first glance. Cannabis and alcohol don’t always mix well. And when it comes to deciding between the two, the best choice might surprise you.

We’ve put together this guide to help you have the time of your life in Vegas. Keep reading to learn which substances will help you have the most fun with the least worry!

What’s Worse: Alcohol or Weed?

When you consume recreational substances, you’re usually doing so under the assumption that you’re causing some harm to your body. After all, hangovers certainly show that your body doesn’t love lots of alcohol.

But are alcohol and weed equally bad for you? And if not, what’s the difference? Let’s break it down by taking a look at how the two substances impact you. 

How Does Alcohol Affect You?

When you drink alcohol, it gets metabolized by your liver. But your liver can only handle so much, so fast. So if you drink more than one drink per hour, you’ll typically start to feel the effects of intoxication.

Of course, for a lot of people, the intoxication is the whole point. Alcohol’s effects often feel positive, especially when you first start drinking. 

You’ll notice that you feel more relaxed and confident, with lowered inhibitions. Your reaction times gradually slow down as you drink more (that’s one major reason drinking and driving aren’t safe). 

As you continue drinking, you’ll also become more clumsy, and you might slur when you talk. Physically, your skin may become red and your pupils might dilate. You’ll probably feel tired as you drink more and more, and your senses will become less clear.

That’s why drinking feels great when you first start but has fewer pleasant effects as you keep drinking more and more. However, because it has the power to lower your inhibitions and reduce your good judgment, it becomes harder to recognize that it’s wise to stop after a certain point.

The day after you drink, you’ll suffer the consequences of the alcohol even more. A hangover is mostly caused by serious dehydration. 

However, alcohol also comes with more serious effects than poor judgment calls and hangovers. Drinking too much in one night can lead to alcohol poisoning or even death. And drinking lots over a long period of time can have negative long-term effects, causing liver damage, cancer, and more. 

How Does Weed Affect You?

Now, let’s take a look at how weed compares.

Like alcohol, the effects of weed grow as you consume more of it. However, the amount of time it takes for you to process cannabis isn’t as easy to measure as with alcohol. It depends on how much you take, and the form you take it in.

That’s why it’s usually advised to start with a small dose and see how you feel before consuming more. 

However, it’s pretty easy to limit how much weed you consume, as long as you start with a small dose. Although it might slow your reaction time and impair your judgment, it won’t lower your inhibitions as alcohol does. Once you feel high enough, you can easily decide not to consume more.

As you get higher, you’ll often find that you have difficulty with your memory (like with alcohol). You may also feel less depressed or less anxious than you did before. However, some people respond to THC with more anxiety, rather than less, so it all depends on the strain.

Since some strains have more THC, while others have more CBD and other compounds, the effects of weed can vary depending on what you smoke. THC gives you the “high” feeling, and CBD can offer relief from pain, anxiety, and other issues. It’s less clear what the other compounds in marijuana do.

Getting high can actually increase your sensory perception, while alcohol decreases it. It also stimulates appetite and can help reduce nausea. 

One of the best things about using cannabis is that even when you smoke a lot, there’s no hangover. At worst, you might feel a bit more drowsy than usual the next day. But if you consume moderate amounts, you’ll feel nothing at all the day after.

Weed also doesn’t have the same short- and long-term risks that alcohol does. No one has ever overdosed and died from weed. And in the long term, marijuana use isn’t associated with any troubling health effects.

The primary risk of smoking marijuana often is that smoking isn’t great for your lungs (although weed is better than tobacco). However, you can also use cannabis without smoking it. 

Mixing Weed with Alcohol: What You Need to Know 

As you can see, cannabis is the clear winner when it comes to treating your body well. But what about mixing the two together?

Typically, when you use both alcohol and weed, the effects of both will be enhanced. There’s no rule that says you can’t mix the two, but you should be careful because the effects will be stronger.

If you want to use alcohol and weed at the same time, start slow, such as with a small drink and a low-THC strain. Give yourself time to feel the full effects before you keep drinking or smoking. 

And, if you want to play it safe (and avoid alcohol), just stick to cannabis solo.

Making Cannabis and Alcohol Part of Your Vegas Trip

You don’t have to have a Vegas trip with cannabis and alcohol—but for many people, the “vices” are part of the fun. We encourage you to get high and enjoy yourself. Just remember that if alcohol is in the mix, you need to treat it with more caution than weed alone. 

Looking for the cannabis products to help you get the buzz you want? Thrive Nevada can help — learn more about ordering from our North Las Vegas dispensary and Downtown dispensary here.


Bake and Bake: How to Bake Pot Brownies

Are you longing for the benefits of legal cannabis but aren’t wanting to smoke it? Are you curious to know how edibles are made and if you can learn how to make them at home? If you are, then you’ve stumbled across the right page.

Edibles like pot brownies are a great way to take in all the benefits of legal cannabis without having to smoke the product. This is awesome news for people wanting to use legal cannabis but who don’t smoke for their own reasons. What’s the best thing about it?

Eating edibles gives you a longer-lasting high. Wait no more, here are some tips for making the best cannabis-infused brownies! Continue reading to learn more!


For the best pot brownies, you’ll need to use the best ingredients. This means sticking to high-quality products. You’ll want to use your favorite brownie mix or a brownie mix that you make yourself. 

You’ll also want to use the best cannabis for transforming into cannabutter. Here’s what you’ll need for homemade brownie mix and cannabutter. 


    • 3 minced mint leaves (optional)
    • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
    • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate
    • 1 3/4 cup coconut sugar
    • 3 large eggs
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
    • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup of chopped infused-chocolate (we recommend the Incredibles Sin City Chocolate Bar)
    • 3/4 cup butter

You can also try mixing chocolate ganache with cocoa powder for a super fudgy and moist brownie. 

Some recipes also recommend using cannabutter. Which you can do by purchasing a jar at our dispensary or make your own at home with strains like Blue Alien by Green & Gold or Cherry Cheesecake from Pistola, but for ease, we recommend using infused chocolate edibles as your chocolate chips. This way you get pre-measured dosages and don’t need to slave over the stovetop to make the perfect cannabutter the first time. We recommend using the Incredibles Sin City Chocolate Bar. You can also find a wide selection of edibles on our cannabis downtown Las Vegas menu to find your preferred flavor!

Making the Brownies

When making the actual brownies, a good tip is to use ingredients that you favor. This includes not only your favorite cannabis but your favorite brand of chocolate as well. To begin, preheat your oven to 350°. 

You’ll then want to use cooking spray to grease a glass 9×13 inch baking pan. Take a large-sized glass mixing bowl and dump the chocolate inside. Melt the chocolate inside the bowl using the microwave. 

Once the chocolate is melted, add the butter and mix well until completely combined. Next, add coconut sugar, vanilla, and salt. Keep mixing.

Add in the eggs one at a time while mixing between each egg. Last, mix in the flour with the mint and walnuts as well. Remember, the mint and walnuts are optional so only add in if desired. 

Now that your batter is complete, pour it into the glass baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes. When it’s done, let it cool before cutting pieces. You can store the brownies in the refrigerator for about a week or in the freezer for a couple of months! 

Making the Purchase

Before diving into the pot brownie baking experience, be sure to purchase only the best cannabis-infused chocolate. You can even have these wonderful products delivered to you or ready for pickup for all your edible baking needs. And for those who may not have the bakers touch, don’t worry, we have our very own pot brownies available for you from our Las Vegas cannabis store. 

Choose from the Qualcan Brownie Bites and more. Each edible is unique in its own flavor, but always ready to please! Choose the kind that sounds the most scrumptious to you, and you won’t be disappointed. 

But don’t let the fun stop there. We offer a variety of fun and yummy edibles for purchase. There are all sorts of options for those who love savory-sweet to those who love tart and sour. 

The options are endless!

A Yummy Ending

For those wanting to bake the best pot brownies for the best bake and bake, follow these awesome tips above. You’ll want to use your own homemade cannabutter and brownie mix. You’ll also want to be sure to follow the recipe.

But keep in mind that baking your own pot brownies isn’t the only way to try some of the best edibles. Legal cannabis offers us some amazing benefits, which can be found in many types of delicious edibles. 

Whether that’s by finding you high-quality cannabis or high-quality edibles, Thrive Nevada here to help. 


What’s the Difference Between Medical and Recreational Weed in Vegas?

2017 was the first full year Nevada had legal marijuana. Nevada’s party central Las Vegas alone received $700 million in sales throughout the whole year. But were these sales from medical marijuana or recreational marijuana?

Medical marijuana is marijuana cultivated specifically for different ailments.

You need a qualifying condition to buy medical marijuana. However, recreational marijuana is legal in Nevada, so any adult can buy and use marijuana in the state.

Is medical and recreational marijuana different? Do users consume either for different purposes?

There are some key differences even seasoned marijuana consumers may not understand. Here’s the difference between medical and recreational weed.

How Nevada Treats Medical and Recreational Marijuana

Nevada has different standards for medical and recreational marijuana consumers. Here’s a breakdown of both.

Medical Marijuana

As with all states, Nevada requires patients to obtain a medical marijuana card before purchasing medical marijuana. This is done by filling out an application and visiting a doctor to ensure you have a qualifying condition.

From here, the process of buying medical marijuana is similar to buying recreational marijuana. You visit a dispensary, tell the budtender what you want, and you walk away with your purchase.

Medical marijuana consumers can purchase 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana every two weeks.

Medical marijuana patients have an advantage that other states don’t have — patients from other states can use their medical marijuana card from their home state to purchase medical marijuana in Nevada.

In other words, you don’t need to only obtain a Nevada medical marijuana card to buy medical marijuana. You can have a card from Pennsylvania, Florida, or other states that issue medical marijuana cards.

Patients can also grow their own marijuana. They can grow up to 12 plants.

Unfortunately, health insurance doesn’t cover medical marijuana in Nevada.

Patients aren’t above the law for certain factors. For example, driving while under the influence of marijuana can result in a DUI. You also can’t use medical marijuana on the job, even with a card. If it’s necessary, ask your employer.

Recreational Marijuana

Recreational marijuana consumers don’t need a specific card to purchase marijuana. Adults 21 years or older can enter a dispensary and immediately buy marijuana.

There are some restrictions. Recreational marijuana users can only buy an ounce at a time. Public consumption is illegal, meaning you can only use marijuana in your own home.

Recreational marijuana users can grow marijuana in their own home. Their limit is six plants.

The Shopping Experience Is Different

One of the unlikely differences between recreational and medical marijuana is the overall shopping experience. Here’s what either consumer can expect.

Medical Marijuana

After you receive your medical marijuana card, you’re ready to purchase medical marijuana. But there’s a specific process to know.

First, you’ll have to bring your card to the dispensary. Next, you have to wait until you can meet one-on-one with the budtender.

While the budtender can help you select the best products, it’s best you do some research on your own.

Unlike recreational consumers, medical consumers use marijuana to treat their ailments or alleviate their symptoms.

All marijuana strains and products are different. Marijuana products are available in dry herb, concentrate, and even edibles.

Medical marijuana strains are formulated to treat specific conditions; i.e., a strain formulated for pain may not help someone who’s trying to relieve their anxiety.

When you know what you want, simply purchase your products with the budtender.

Recreational Marijuana

Purchasing recreational marijuana is similar to purchasing medical marijuana in Nevada. Depending on the dispensary, the budtender may need to take each patient one at a time.

It’s also best to research the marijuana products you want. Unlike patients, recreational marijuana consumers are likely purchasing marijuana to get “high.” It’s important you know which marijuana products you want.

For example, seasoned marijuana users may benefit from high-THC strains or potent edibles or concentrates. But beginners shouldn’t use these powerful products.

You should also know if you want to purchase an energizing sativa, a calming indica, or a hybrid of both types.

If you’re unsure, the budtender can always make recommendations.

From here, purchase your products and start using recreational marijuana!

The Difference Between Medical and Recreational Weed: Facts You May Not Know

While Nevada has its own process of handling medical and recreational marijuana, there are some additional differences between the two. Here are some further differences you should know.


Nevada charges an 8.25% tax on medical marijuana purchases. This number increases to 15% tax for recreational marijuana consumers.

Strain Differences

As mentioned previously, medical marijuana strains are cultivated for specific ailments. While these strains differ, they have one main aspect in common — they contain a high amount of cannabidiol or CBD.

CBD is the cannabinoid that helps treat many ailments and decreases the symptoms of these ailments. These strains may contain psychoactive THC, but the high CBD content will offset the “high” you’ll experience.

Recreational marijuana strains contain higher amounts of THC since users consume these products to “get high.”

Product Differences

The marijuana administration method also varies between both. For example, many patients would rather not smoke or even vape medical marijuana. That’s why medical marijuana is commonly sold as a tincture or an edible.

While recreational marijuana comes in many forms, users still prefer smoking it. This is either done with dry flower or marijuana concentrate.


Remember when we said recreational marijuana consumers need to be 21 years old? Medical marijuana consumers are only required to be 18 when signing up for their medical marijuana card.

Are You Looking for a Marijuana Dispensary in Las Vegas?

Now that you know the difference between medical and recreational weed, are you certain recreational marijuana is right for you? You need to choose the best dispensary that offers the highest quality cannabis products.

Our dispensary, Thrive Cannabis Marketplace, sells dry herb, concentrate, and other popular marijuana products. We also delivery, online ordering, and always have great deals. Take a look at our downtown dispensary menu.

Do you have any questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us.


5 Tips to Find the Correct Edible Dosage

The cannabis edibles industry is projected to become a $5.3 billion market over the next few years.

This method of marijuana consumption is growing more and more popular every day, and for good reason. Users who consume cannabis-infused edibles experience a new kind of high, even if they’re used to smoking.

However, as with any other substance, your tolerance level will determine the enjoyment you get from any amount of edibles. In order to get the best experience, you need to determine the proper edible dosage for yourself. This may require some trial and error, but it’s guaranteed to be worth it in the end.

Read on for our top 5 tips to find the correct edibles dosage.

Start with a Small Edibles Dosage

Although 10mg THC content is the standard dosage for consuming marijuana edibles, you may want to start smaller than that if you’re a beginner. Try taking a 10mg edible and eating half of it at first, then allow yourself a couple of hours for the effects to take place before you consume any more.

In addition to starting small with your edibles dosage, you should also start slow with where you decide to be while you do it. If it’s one of your first times taking edibles, you don’t want to overwhelm yourself by venturing out somewhere crowded or far from home.

Be sure to stay home or somewhere quiet and comfortable when you’re first figuring out your edibles dosage. Even if you’re a seasoned marijuana smoker, you may be surprised at the varying levels of potency in different consumption methods. That way, you’ll be somewhere safe if you end up consuming a greater edibles dosage than you should have.

Follow the Dosage Guidelines on the Package

Checking out the guidelines on the packaging of your edibles is a great place to start when you’re figuring out your edibles dosage. This will tell you how many milligrams of THC are in each serving and will give you a general idea of how much to take. Again, you may want to lower their suggested edibles dosage if you’re new to taking edibles.

By following the edibles dosage guidelines, you’ll be given a good “jumping off” point before you take your initial dose. Then, by figuring out your tolerance, you’ll be able to determine the edibles dosage that’s right for you.

Get to Know Your Tolerance

Just like with any other drug, everyone’s tolerance level with edibles is different. You shouldn’t compare yourself to anyone else when you’re figuring out your proper edibles dosage, especially if they use edibles more frequently than you do.

Commercially produced edibles typically contain a specific edible dosage based on each individual piece. For instance, one edible might contain a 10mg THC level.

If you consume one of those 10mg THC edibles, you’ll have a basis for comparison when deciding on your future edibles dosage. You’ll just ask yourself, “how strong is a 10mg edible?” and use that to determine your tolerance for a 5mg edibles dosage, 15mg, or any other specific level you’re looking at.

Once you’ve gotten to know your tolerance levels, it’s much easier to get the most out of your edible experience. As mentioned before, just start slow and pay attention to your edible dosage while you’re doing it.

Be Patient

Unlike smoking weed, an edible dosage will not take effect immediately. Especially if you’re used to smoking, it can be difficult to wait it out.

You may be tempted to keep snacking on your edibles until you start to feel the high, but it’s important to restrain yourself. Once you start consuming compulsively and losing track of your edible dosage, you can easily run into trouble and set yourself up for a bad trip.

Realistically, an edibles dosage can take up to two hours to take effect, continuing to peak for another two hours afterward. Compared to smoking, which averages 10-15 minutes before peak high, these two methods have drastically different timelines of effectiveness.

Be sure to keep this all in mind when you’re figuring out your edible dosage. Allow yourself a least a couple of hours before you decide to increase the amount you consume.

Be Mindful of Factors That Affect Your Tolerance

When it comes to your tolerance for an edible dosage, you may find that it varies depending on other factors at play.

For instance, how much did you eat today? An empty stomach can digest edibles at a higher rate than normal, so you may want to take it easy if you haven’t had much food beforehand.

As with other substances, your edibles dosage tolerance can fluctuate for a variety of other reasons as well. These can include your stress level, how much rest you’ve had, and how long it’s been since you last consumed any edibles.

When you figure out your dosage, try not to think of it as a flat number, but more like a guideline that can vary day by day. It’s best to start on the lower end of your typical edible dosage and work your way up from there.

What If I Overdo My Edible Dosage?

Since the effects of consuming edibles take so much longer than traditional smoking methods, even heavy marijuana smokers run the risk of overdoing it when trying to figure out their edible dosage. While this might lead to an uncomfortable experience, you won’t have to worry about dying from an overdose as you would with other drugs.

Marijuana is non-toxic to healthy cells in animals and humans, even if high levels are consumed. However, consuming too high of an edible dosage can still be an unpleasant experience that should be avoided if possible.

If you find you’ve consumed too high of an edible dosage, just stay somewhere safe and try to relax. Don’t call an ambulance and definitely do not drive a car. Just try and stay calm and the effects will calm down on their own.

Try Marijuana Edibles Now

Consuming marijuana edibles is a new and enjoyable experience for newbies and seasoned smokers alike. Once you’ve figured out your proper edible dosage, you are fully set to enjoy their fun effects.

If you’re in the Las Vegas area, check out our Downtown dispensary and North Las Vegas Dispensary Menus or contact us today for delivery and pickup options on marijuana products.


The Top 3 Best Sativa Strains to Try in Las Vegas

What did the marijuana plant say to the Las Vegas tourist?

Weed go well together!

Las Vegas hosts over 40 million visitors every year. Their recreational marijuana industry is booming. Tourists are flying in from all around the world, ready to take things to a higher level.

They’ve already brought in $305 million since they legalizing recreational cannabis in 2017. Visitors are finding out recreational marijuana can make the brightest city on Earth shine even brighter.

There are thousands of different strains available. Each type offers a unique opportunity for enhancing your visit. Do you know how to choose the best one for you?

Choosing the wrong type of marijuana can leave you feeling stuck. For example, Indica will leave you with the sink in-da-couch feeling.

On the other hand, sativa cannabis is a wonderful way to enhance your energy and experience. As you partake you’ll enjoy a euphoric journey with increased serotonin levels.

Take a moment to learn why this flowery plant is a must-have on your vacation. We’ll also give you a list of the 3 best sativa strains, guaranteed to make you smile. Let’s look at the absolute best choices for an adventure you’ll never forget.

Sativa Strains Overview

First, it’s important to appreciate the benefits of this type of cannabis. Marijuana has two main plant families. They are cannabis indica and cannabis sativa.

  • Cannabis indica
  • Cannabis sativa

These two plant families look different and act differently than each other. Sativa plants are tall, lean and light green colored. The leaves are narrow and fanlike. It’s believed this plant originated in countries close to the equator.

Indica will make you feel “stoned” but sativa will get you “high”. You could explain the high as a mind high instead of a body high.

This ideal for when you want to be alert, present and able to socialize. These features cause this strain to be most popular for creating a non-stop party.

The mind and mood-lifting stimulant are also considered to be the most psychedelic. The psychedelic effects of marijuana come from THC. Sativa cannabis typically has a considerably higher THC count than it’s indica sibling.

The energizing effects make this species of marijuana plants the perfect addition for a dazzling Las Vegas show. Some users even report feeling inspired, similar to losing your inhibitions after a few drinks.

After a quick smoke session, karaoke suddenly isn’t scary anymore. This is the ideal plant for the following activities:

  • Socializing
  • Performing
  • Being creative
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Watching anything visual

A combination of breeding and environment affects the potency of your strain. It’s easy to see why this plant is the preferred choice among partiers. Now we can look at the top 3 sativa strains to use on your Las Vegas adventure.

1. Maui Waui Is Perfect for Beginners

Make your trip to Las Vegas international by adding a little Maui Waui. This cannabis plant is ideal for first-time users. The effects are mild without being unnoticeable.

You’ll feel in control and still be able to articulate your thoughts and feelings. Users say they experience a slightly heightened sense of awareness and creativity.

2. Headband Has the Best Pot Parents

The headband is a mixture of two different sativa strains. A first time user will definitely be feeling the effects of this one. The two famous plants headband originates from are sour diesel and OG Kush.

We’ll be explaining the legendary effects of those two master mighty strains in just a moment. First, we have to tell you about this popular hybrid. Headband is the one to choose when you want to feel like a kid on Christmas morning.

You’ll feel unexplainably joyous and full of bliss. The THC content is extremely high and has a variety of terpenes.

Terpenes are what gives each cannabis strain it’s own delicious flavor and smell. You’ll never forget the intoxicating way Headband smells.

3. Sour Diesel vs OG Kush

The parents of headband are Sour Diesel and OG Kush. These two rivals cannabis celebrities are hands down the strongest strains in their family. Here is a breakdown of what makes these two strains so well known in the industry.

Effects of Sour Diesel

First, we’ll start with Sour Diesel or in slang terms Sour D. The strong smell alone is almost enough to get a buzz from. Here are some of the “high” lights of this competitor.

  • Pungent smell
  • Energizing
  • Stress relief
  • Pain relief

One great benefit of Sour D is its ability to act quickly. The feelings you’ll have will be energizing and dreamlike. If we had to describe Sour D in one word we’d say it’s invigorating.

Benefits of OG Kush

OG Kush is an as an almost god-like legend among marijuana users.

High Times listed OG Kush as the #1 greatest strain of all time. This plant has one of the highest THC counts available. To put it in perspective, marijuana plants with 20% THC counts are highly potent.

OG Kush weighs in at a whopping THC count of 23%. This plant is the foundation for thousands of different hybrid strains. The popular benefits include:

  • Cabaret blend of aromas (lemon, pine trees, and earth)
  • Among the highest THC content
  • Strong psychoactive effects
  • Perfectly blended hybrid
  • Intense euphoric feelings

OG Kush gives you a taste of both worlds. As a hybrid, it has both sativa and indica properties. The blends can vary but are usually split 50/50 between indica and sativa elements. You’ll feel uplifted and relaxed at the same time.

Exclusive & Rare Choices

Thrive in Las Vegas is on a mission to deliver the highest quality cannabis. We continue to expand and grow in the Las Vegas Valley and in Nevada. We’re dedicated to helping you have the best marijuana experience possible.

We are happy to answer any of your cannabis questions. We have more articles under our blog tab just for you on all things marijuana-related. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about our favorite sativa strains, other available products, and available locations.

Visit us today at Thrive Cannabis Marketplace in North Las Vegas or our downtown dispensary open 24/7.


What to Do When High: Get Off Your Couch and Have Some Fun After Smoking

Roughly 25% of Americans live in an area where recreational marijuana use is legal. And that number is only expected to grow.

If you live in (or are visiting) an area where cannabis is legal, you may be wondering if you’re spending your time well while stoned. After all, there’s no need to hide in yourself indoors anymore. You can finally go out and explore the world, even if you’re high as a kite.

So, that leaves the question, “what to do when high?” Luckily, there are tons of options at your disposal, whether you live in a small town or a big, bustling city like Las Vegas.

Do you need some inspiration? Keep reading to discover the top activities that are best enjoyed with a little pot from the Thrive Cannabis Marketplace team.

Try a New Food

It’s no secret that food tastes out of this world when high. But why settle for the same-old snacks time and time again?

This is your chance to go out and try something completely new. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could try escargot or pate.

Of course, you don’t have to spend a ton to go on a culinary experience. If you’ve never had key lime pie or sushi before, now’s your time to try it! You could also seek out an over-the-top, Instagram-worthy meal from a local restaurant.

Play a Friendly Game

If you’re the competitive type, there may be no such thing as a “friendly game” when you’re sober. But pot can help you relax and just go with the flow.

So being high is a great time to play a friendly game of mini golf, volleyball, touch football, basketball, or tennis with your friends. You’ll have a blast, and you can work off some of those extra calories you ate when you had the munchies.

Try Something New

Is there something in your city that you’ve always wanted to try but never got around to doing? This could be anything from go-karting or playing paintball to trying your hand at an escape room.

While mind-based games, like escape rooms, may not seem like the best idea when stoned, you’d be surprised at how well you can do. They often require you to think outside the box and look at things in unique perspectives, which can be easier to do when high.

Plus, the point is to have fun! So, even if you don’t win, you’ll have a night filled with amazing memories and funny stories.

Do Some Yoga or Meditate

Yoga and meditation both work to help you relax and focus on your breathing. Marijuana can help take this to the next level.

One of the greatest benefits of meditating with marijuana is that it becomes easier to clear your mind. Try meditating or doing yoga in your backyard or the local park, and let your body and mind fully relax.

Get a Massage

What could possibly be more relaxing than getting a massage? While meditating and practicing yoga are great ways to soothe your mind and release some tension in your body, a massage will help to release any overly-tight muscles and pent-up tension that’s been building up in your body.

Don’t be worried about falling asleep. Although massages feel great when you’re awake, your body will still get all the amazing benefits of a massage if you take a quick nap.

Go on a Hike

Have you ever noticed that everything seems so much more vibrant and beautiful when you’re stoned? Even if you’re not typically a hiker, you’re sure to enjoy being surrounded by nature after smoking a little pot.

Find a local hiking trail and just have fun exploring. If you live in a city, look for a park or botanical garden. Not only will you enjoy your surroundings, but it’ll be relaxing to finally step away from all the noise associated with city living.

Hit the Club

When was the last time you went to a club? If it’s been a while, you’re overdue to cut loose on the dance floor.

While you may normally feel embarrassed or self-conscious about your dance skills, being high will help you feel more at ease. You’ll be able to cut loose and dance like nobody’s watching. Not only is this freeing, but it’s also a great workout!

Hear Some Live Music

If you’re not a fan of dancing, you can still go out and enjoy some music. But instead of hitting a club, seek out live music in your city.

This could be at a local concert, a bar, or even a street performer. While any music will work, a more relaxing genre, like jazz, stoner-rock, or indie can feel very soothing when high.

Just let the music surround you and when a particular song grips you, pay extra attention to the lyrics and meaning behind it.

What to Do When High

Don’t sit at home watching TV every time you get stoned. If you live in an area where recreational cannabis is legal, take the opportunity to go out into the world and enjoy life.

Just follow the list above to get some ideas on what to do when high. From meditating and getting a massage to listening to live music, the possibilities are endless.

Just remember to have a loved one or trusted friend pick you up, drop-off or have them join you!

Looking for your favorite products? Visit our Downtown dispensary or place an order from our Thrive Cannabis Marketplace in North Las Vegas for some of our high-quality marijuana for pick up or delivery today.


Good Vibes Only: A Stoner’s Guide to Weed Etiquette and Manners

With so much talk about the health benefits of marijuana and the continued push for legalization dominating the news cycle, it’s no wonder you want to try it out for yourself.

But if you’re new to cannabis — or if you usually just smoke on your own — you might have a few questions about how to behave when smoking weed with friends or with a group on vacation.

Consider this your ultimate guide to all things weed etiquette.

Read on to learn how you can have a positive, respectful, and chill experience — and fully establish yourself as a member of the 4/20-friendly set.

1. The Roller Goes First

Rule number one of weed etiquette?

Whoever rolled the joint gets to go first. Yes, this the case even if the person who brought the weed isn’t the same person who rolled the joint.

If you’re taking edibles with a group of friends, then you should definitely let the person who made them divide them up into equal parts. They know how much cannabutter they used in the recipe, so you’ll likely eat a much smaller amount than you might think.

2. Know When to Pass

Another huge part of smoking etiquette that everyone needs to know?

You should never take more than two puffs of a joint before you pass it to someone else. It will always come back around to you, so don’t deny anyone the chance to enjoy a little green.

Also, when it’s your turn to smoke, take a break from the conversation. You don’t want to waste any of the weed, and this keeps the circle moving quickly.

Hogging the weed is commonly known as “bogarting,” and trust us when we tell you that no one else in your group will appreciate you doing it.

Of course, never skip anyone in the circle, unless that person lets you know they’ve had their fill.

3. Don’t Pressure People

No guide to smoking weed would be complete without a gentle reminder that peer pressuring someone into smoking isn’t cool.

Weed is meant to help everyone relax and enjoy the moment — but it’s tough to do that if someone is pressuring you to try weed when you really aren’t into it. Let the person know that they’re still welcome to chill with the group while you all smoke, and don’t make a big deal out of their choice to abstain.

Also, if someone is smoking a joint in public for the first time, don’t be afraid to help them learn the ropes.

They’ll appreciate your help and input, and you can even help them to light it if need be. If you’re new to weed in general, you should absolutely feel comfortable asking for help.

After all, we were all beginners once!

4. Light the Right Way

If you’re smoking from a bowl as opposed to a joint, where you choose to light it matters.

After all, no one in your circle will be thrilled about smoking a bowl that’s been pretty much been killed before it got to them.

To make sure you leave enough of the green stuff, light your bowl from the corner, not the center, to avoid torching the bowl.

5. Pass to the Left

Not all the rules of weed etiquette have to be complicated.

To help everyone to keep track of where the joint is going next, the general rule of thumb is to pass the joint clockwise (to the left.)

No one really knows how this got started, but it definitely helps to keep everyone straight about who gets the joint next when the weed starts to take effect.

6. Smoking a Joint in Public the Right Way

If you decide to smoke in public, make sure you’re 100% familiar with the legal status of marijuana in the state first.

Also, be respectful of the space. Don’t leave trash behind, and try not to disturb anyone else around you. If you sense you’re making people uncomfortable, just move to another spot.

7. Set the Scene

Finally, whether you’re smoking indoors or outdoors, in public or in private, we always suggest that you take the time to properly set the scene.

This can include choosing the right music, having plenty of munchies on hand, or even making sure that everyone has a space to sit or lie down.

If you’re enjoying a little bit of weed on a vacation, you can make an event out of smoking.

Go to a local weed dispensary and ask for a bit of advice on the kind of strains you should try. Your budtender will be able to make sure you get a couchlock effect if that’s what you’re looking for, or guide you towards a strain that will give you more of a cerebral high.

Then, you and your friends can take in the sights and sounds — we’re sure they’ll look better than ever.

You’re Now a Master of Proper Weed Etiquette

We hope that this post has helped you to better understand the basics of weed etiquette.

Above all, it’s about enjoying the moment and celebrating the good things in life. Keep the vibes upbeat, positive, and community-focused to enjoy the experience.

Also, be sure to check out our online ordering service to make finding a cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas easier than ever. You can choose to pick up your weed or have it delivered to you.

We hope that you’ll come to check out our Downtown dispensary to learn more about marijuana and to connect with other like-minded individuals.

It’s time to make this a vacation you’ll never forget.