Category Archives: Las Vegas

Exec: Aurora Cannabis to expand in US ‘moment it becomes allowable’

Canada’s leading medical cannabis company by revenue is ready to expand into the United States “the moment it becomes allowable,” one of its executives said at MJBizCon in Las Vegas. Marc Lakmaaker, vice president of Alberta-based Aurora Cannabis, discussed the multinational cannabis producer’s plan to enter the world’s largest economy when relevant laws allow it […]

Double Barrel and Verano Announce Exclusive Cannabis Business Partnership

Specialty vaporizer manufacturer Double Barrel announced that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with Verano Holdings that will create new markets for its patented flagship product. News of the deal was revealed at the opening of MJBizCon, a cannabis industry convention taking place this week in Las Vegas. Under the deal, Double Barrel will […]

In Nevada, Legal Cannabis Added $1 Billion Impact to State Economy

Nevada’s legal cannabis industry generated nearly $1 billion in total output activity for the state’s economy in its first year of legalized recreational sales, a top industry group said Friday. Cannabis brought at least 8,300 full-time jobs to Nevada, an industry association said. The state recorded $529.9 million in taxable cannabis sales during the fiscal year […]

A Good Budtender is Hard to Find: How to Work in Cannabis in Las Vegas

When the Planet 13 Superstore opens its doors to the public on November 1, it will be the largest dispensary in Las Vegas. The 112,000-square-foot retail and entertainment complex is full of Vegas-scale spectacle, but it also needs a small army of staffers to get off the ground. “We’re looking at upwards of 250 to […]

Hemp and Hype: A Look Inside the Cannabition Pot Museum in Las Vegas

It’s hard to get things to stick at the Neonopolis. The open-air retail and entertainment plaza has seen plenty of attractions come and go over the years in Las Vegas, including at least one nightclub, a 14-screen movie theater and a drag queen bowling alley. Funny, since the location couldn’t be more perfect—on the corner […]

The Roll-Up #51: Viva Las Vegas (a Very Special Episode)

The Roll-Up features Leafly editors Bruce Barcott, Ben Adlin, and Dave Schmader in a Friday morning roundtable about the week’s top cannabis news. Leafly Podcast The Roll-Up #51: Viva Las Vegas A very special episode: Bruce & Ben roam Sin City to find out how Nevada’s legalization era is affecting America’s adult playground. Includes giant buds, El […]

Las Vegas airport allows travelers to ditch weed stash before flying

(via Wikimedia Commons) Las Vegas tourists are now encouraged to dump their legally purchased pot before catching a flight. The McCarran International Airport has installed 13 amnesty drop boxes to let travelers legally get rid of any marijuana products before entering a security screening, reports the Las Vegas Sun. “The drawer pulls out; you drop […]