Cannabis tourism is on the rise growing 51% since 2014 in the state of Colorado alone. Over the years, legalization has allowed Americans to enjoy cannabis tourism in a number of destinations. If you’re planning on enjoying a recreational cannabis trip to Las Vegas it’s important to know how to buy weed legally and safely during your trip.
Here you’ll find everything you need to know, from finding dispensaries to current state laws, in order to start your cannabis vacation off on the right foot.
What is a Recreational State
Over the years marijuana has seen a massive upturn as states throughout the country have legalized its use. While most of the states only allow medicinal marijuana use, some states are opening up to the recreational use of the plant. Fortunately, Nevada is one such state.
What to Know About Weed Laws in Las Vegas
While Nevada may be a recreational state, that doesn’t mean that there are not laws in place for the usage of marijuana.
In the state of Nevada, you must be at least 21 years old to enjoy marijuana recreationally. There is also a limit on the amount of marijuana you may possess. Those looking to enjoy marijuana may hold up to 1 ounce of marijuana flower or 3.5 g of concentrated marijuana.
It’s also important to note that there are regulations as to where the public ingestion of cannabis can take place. For enjoying marijuana in a public place you can be hit with $1000 maximum fine and even jail time. This is a stark difference from the minor hundred dollar infraction you would receive in California.
You are also unable to drive or ride in a vehicle while in enjoying or holding an open container of cannabis.
What to Expect in Las Vegas
While you may have visions of cannabis cafés and Amsterdam inspired night clubs, it’s important to know that there are still strict restrictions on the public consumption of marijuana in the state of Nevada.
However, that doesn’t mean you won’t find a number of 420 friendly businesses and destinations. It’s important to do the research beforehand to know exactly where you can and cannot partake to avoid running into any trouble.
How to Buy Weed on Your Vegas Vacation
Now that you are aware of the various laws pertaining to marijuana usage in Las Vegas you can begin to go about buying and enjoying cannabis on your vacation.
Read on to learn more about how to obtain and enjoy cannabis on your next trip.
Finding a Cannabis Dispensary
It’s never been easier to find dispensaries near you. There are a number of online store locators and even apps that can point you in the direction of the nearest marijuana dispensary. Some apps even offer reviews, sales, and menus.
While you’re on vacation feel free to check out different kinds of shops. Each cannabis shop will offer its own spin on products as well as the atmosphere. We have three unique Thrive locations in Las Vegas, all stocked with high-quality cannabis products for you to try. Our Vegas dispensaries are open 24/7 for your convenience.
Knowing the Basics
If it’s your first time buying or enjoying cannabis in a recreational state feel free to speak to your budtender and request a recommendation.
Your budtender is there to help and will happily suggest a strain based on your personal taste preference.
It’s helpful to know what type of cannabis you’re looking for (like whether you want edibles or to smoke) and how long you plan on being high for. There’s nothing worse than an unexpected high that lasts too long and cuts into the rest of your vacation.
Finally, you want to purchase your products and whatever you may need to enjoy those products. For example, you may need to purchase a pipe, a vaporizer, or paper for rolling.
If you’re unsure about a specific method to enjoy your cannabis, simply ask your budtender if they can recommend one.
Sometimes you’ll be lucky enough to find a budtender that will crush the flower or roll your weed for you ahead of time making it easier for you to enjoy on your trip.
It’s important to know the laws of import and export pertaining to each recreational state. In the state of Nevada, it is illegal to take any of the marijuana purchased during your trip out of state. In some cases, there may be an exception, such as key Cases in which your products hold only CBD and no THC.
It is highly recommended to check in on the current status of all marijuana-related laws prior to taking a trip. What happens in Vegas could result in a trip to the Vegas prison system.
Sorry to say, cannabis souvenirs for your friends back home are probably out of the question.
Thanks to the legalization of recreational cannabis in several states throughout the country we have now seen a rise in cannabis tourism and cannabis tourism businesses. Connecting with a cannabis tourism agency is a great way to enjoy the recreational use of weed during your trip to Las Vegas.
You can now stay in 420 friendly Airbnb’s, dine on cannabis-based cuisine, or even have a guided tour of local dispensaries. If the sole purpose of your trip to Las Vegas is to enjoy the recreational use of cannabis, this is a sure-fire way to enhance your experience.
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Now that you know how to buy weed in a recreational state it’s important to stay aware of any changing laws and regulations.
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