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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 our menu here.

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.

To discover more about Thrive and how we can benefit your bachelorette party, learn more here.

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.

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 …

In-N-Out

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. It’s the least you can do for your high and your tongue.

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!

Ingredients

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. 

Brownies:

    • 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 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.

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, we’re here to help. 

4 Things Smoking Weed Does To Your Body

Weed Smoking Paraphernalia

It’s become somewhat common knowledge that cannabis causes munchies, red eyes and cottonmouth. Most people now understand how marijuana helps in coping with pain, inflammation and seizures and research is showing that it’s compounds may promote negative tumor growth in cancer patients and potentially could offer relief to those with MS.

Less commonly known are the benefits of smoking weed for all smokers, both medicinal and recreational. Now that purchasing and consuming pot is legal for some patients in more than half of US states, research on the positive effects of smoking are becoming less rare and many more benefits are coming to light. Here are just 4 things we know smoking marijuana does to the human body.

Marijuana Lowers Blood Pressure

Marijuana is a vasodilator. That’s a fancy word for something that opens up your blood vessels allowing for better circulation and lower blood pressure. This is what gives people those telltale bloodshot eyes when they smoke pot. It’s also the property of cannabis that makes it so effective in treating Glaucoma, according to research, in that it reduces intraocular pressure by up to 25%.

Cannabis Promotes Deep Sleep

Studies have shown that smoking weed can help you fall asleep and increases the time you spend in deep sleep. It’s also been reported by many users and some preliminary studies that smoking cannabis close to bedtime can reduce or eliminate time spent in REM sleep. This is extremely useful in reducing the occurrence of nightmares, especially in those diagnosed with PTSD, allowing for well rested and continuous sleep.

Smoking Pot Makes You Cool

Sorry, it’s not going to make you look any better in a Fedora. Not that kind of cool, cooler in temperature. A study published in the US National Library of Medicine suggests that marijuana (specifically CBD, a cannabinoid found in pot) can affect the transient receptor potential channels in your body, which affect how you feel temperature. As a result, toking on a joint on a hot Vegas day can give you just a bit of relief!

Weed Can Improve Your Sex Life

People have been using cannabis for sexual enhancement for thousands of years. It’s been known anecdotally that smoking marijuana improves libido, lowers inhibitions and boosts creativity in bed. Recently, study is showing that smoking pot triggers dopamine release in the brain. This creates an overall feeling of confidence, happiness and elation that contribute to sexual enjoyment. And THC increases your overall sensory perception, which makes the body more sensitive to the smells, sights, sounds and sensations of physical intimacy. Finally, cannabis’ property as a vasodilator can moderate erectile dysfunction in men and increase sensitivity in women, potentially allowing for more arousal and better orgasms.

There are so many more positive effects of smoking weed, and we haven’t even begun to talk about edibles! Come in to Thrive Cannabis Marketplace in either our downtown or North Las Vegas locations. Our staff is thrilled to talk to you about all the ways cannabis can improve your life.

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Strain Spotlight: San Fernando Valley OG aka SFV OG

SFV OG San Fenando Valley OG in Las Vegas

Don’t be fooled by this bud’s unassuming appearance! SFV OG may not look like much, but this sativa-dominant strain offers light effects that are perfect for treating chronic pain, depression, and stress, as well as a little much-needed relaxation at the end of your day. Also known as “San Fernando Valley” OG after its place of origin, this OG Kush variant is popular partly because it’s such a classic and partly because of its California roots, available at most Las Vegas weed shops.

What Does SFV OG Look Like?

SFV OG weed might not look like much, but remember, looks aren’t everything! This strain is sativa-dominant, and it shows it, with small flowers, orange hairs, and overall a much less full and lush appearance than you may be accustomed to. It’s typically covered with a fine coating of trichomes and resin, like fine white sugar on a cookie.

SFV OG has a very earthy aroma, with strong qualities of pine and citrus. Its smoke can be a little harsh on the lungs, so if this bothers you, it might be a good strain to try vaping instead.

Where Did it Come From?

SFV OG started out as a phenotype of OG Kush. Swerve of The Cali Connection noticed this little beauty and cultivated it, creating a new strain that stands on its own as a cannabis classic. The SFV OG strain was eventually bred to an Afghani strain to create SFV OG Kush, an indica-dominant strain that is not to be confused with its sativa-dominant parent.

What to Expect

Unlike its love child SFV OG Kush, the SFV OG strain’s sativa-like effects are lighter and less hard-hitting. You should experience a rapid head-high, joined a little bit later by a light body high that can produce some moderate couch-lock. The advantage to SFV OG weed, however, is that its lighter effects make it an equally great choice for people who can’t afford to lose their whole day. It is ideal for those who want just a little mild relaxation or some help with lifting depression, relieving stress, or managing chronic pain.

Where to Find SFV OG in Las Vegas

If you’ve read our SFV OG strain review and you think this hybrid might be for you, come on down to Thrive Cannabis Marketplace to consult with our experienced staff. We can discuss the strain with you in more detail and compare it to what you’re looking for. If SFV OG isn’t for you, our menu is sure to have something that is! We have two well-stocked dispensaries in North Las Vegas and Downtown Las Vegas. Stop in today and leave with leaf you’ll love!

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