The first recreational cannabis sales in the City of Sin started on July 1, 2017. Las Vegas, Nevada, hasn’t looked back, and has in many ways given dispensaries the full Vegas treatment with flashy lights and showy service — especially compared to the more laid-back atmosphere of Denver’s best dispensaries. The areas of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson have more than 20 dispensaries to choose from, with more than 20 more dispensaries in Clark County. Some, of course, are better than others for both tourists and locals.
First-time visitors should be sure to check out our guide for their first recreational cannabis dispensary visit, then head out to the seven best shops in Las Vegas.
There’s only one dispensary on the Vegas strip, and luckily for everyone walking by, it’s a good one. Along with the convenient location, Essence has good quality products and helpful budtenders. The ambiance is cool luxury, and the vast selection warrants a couple trips if you have the time. For tourists just passing through, you can do a lot worse than coming here in between your shows and gambling trips. In addition to the strip location, Essence has dispensaries in Henderson and Tropicana West.
Location: 2307 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104
The clean and modern space gives off a sense of professionalism that can change the mind of anyone who still has any lingering doubts about this whole cannabis being legal business. The staff at Jardin is knowledgeable and can answer questions about any of the many edibles, smokables, and other products stocked on the shelves and in the glass cases. First-time visitors frequently qualify for specials (as do Nevada locals), and there are occasionally happy hour specials on edibles and CBD.
Location: 2900 E Desert Inn Rd Las Vegas, NV 89121
3. The Source
People looking for wax and concentrates should head straight to The Source. It’s a bit on the smaller side and there are fewer options when it comes to other products compared to places on this list. The clean layout makes up for any short wait outside, and if you have a general idea of what you’re looking for you can easily get in and out. If you don’t, you don’t have to worry because there are plenty of helpful people on staff to narrow down your choices for you and answer any questions.
Location: 2550 S Rainbow Blvd Suite 8 Las Vegas, NV
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4. Planet 13
Vegas is home to the gaudiest of architecture and the most extravagant of shows, so it’s no surprise that it’s also where the most theme park-esque dispensary is located. Planet 13 is 40,000 square feet of a multi-sensory cannabis experience. A 15-foot LED display in the shape of a lotus flower is on the roof and switches out colors with the press of a button. Then there’s the LED water display that can be seen from 65,000 hotel rooms. As for the actual cannabis, Planet 13 packs a wide selection into 16,500 square feet of retail space with 42 registers.
Location: 2548 W Desert Inn Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
5. The Apothecary Shoppe
The Apothecary Shoppe was started by doctors and keeps the business rooted in science on both the medical and recreational side of the business. All of the cannabis products are grown locally without pesticides, and the edible selection has won recognition from the Nevada Dispensary Association. Major bonus: The shop is open 24 hours so you can stop by at any point in time.
Location: 4240 W Flamingo Rd #100 Las Vegas, NV
6. Reef Dispensaries
It’s not on the strip, but it’s about as close as you can get. Home to more than 100 different cannabis products, Reef Dispensaries is the only place you can get Wiz Khalifa’s Khalifa Kush (as well as an in-house line of flower and edibles). The shop has a 165,000-square-foot grow area attached to it ensuring products are stocked. It’s open 24 hours, and Nevada locals, senior citizens, and veterans get 10 percent off every purchase.
Location: 3400 Western Ave Las Vegas, NV 89109
Pisos has more than 50 strains of flower and just as many types of product, so there’s something for every type of cannabis consumer here. If you’re in a rush and don’t want anything too fancy, browse the many pre-rolls with house cannabis. Tip: head there after 12:30 PM and before 7:30 AM for specials. If you can’t make it, there are frequent deals for first-timers and regulars.
Location: 4110 S Maryland Pkwy Las Vegas, NV 89119