Entries by bjorn

Your Guide to the Ultimate Cannabis-Infused Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about your Thanksgiving menu! While turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce are something to savor all on their own, there’s one thing that can make these Thanksgiving staples even better: a touch of cannabis. Cannabis-infused Thanksgiving dishes are something that can make […]

What Cannabis Users Need to Know About Donating Blood

So, there’s a blood drive in your area. And as a good citizen, you decide to stop by and donate some of your blood. After all, donating blood is giving the gift of life to a fellow member of your community. Donating just one pint of blood can save up to three lives! But wait— […]

How to Properly Store Your Cannabis

How old was the oldest batch of cannabis you ever smoked? And when you smoked it, was it still fresh? Or was it stale and harsh on your lungs and taste buds? If it was the latter, don’t despair! You don’t have to deal with nasty-tasting weed just because you didn’t get around to smoking […]

Cannabis and Veterans

Military veterans risked their lives to preserve the freedoms that we enjoy today. Unfortunately, too many veterans arrive home still bearing the physical and psychological wounds that they suffered during combat. Almost 30 percent of veterans treated by the V.A. have PTSD. Nearly 20 to 25 percent of veterans suffer from partial PTSD at some […]

Breast Cancer and Cannabis: What You Need to Know

This past May, celebrated actress and singer Olivia Newton-John announced that she had metastatic breast cancer. Not long afterwards, Newton-John’s daughter, Chloe Rose Lattanzi, posted a message on Instagram saying that her mother would be using cannabis-derived CBD oil to help fight the disease. But can marijuana really be used as an effective treatment for […]

Healthy Eating and Cannabis

You throw open your fridge and start tossing out all the junk food. It’s time to make way for the new, healthier version of “you.” But when you discover a half-eaten pot brownie in the back of the fridge, you feel torn. You love cannabis, but the amount of sugar in that brownie is a […]

Where to Use Cannabis in Las Vegas

  You walk out of a Vegas dispensary with a bag of premium, a top-shelf product under your arm. Good times are ahead! Now comes the hard part: figuring out where to smoke weed in Vegas. Of course, if you’re a Las Vegas resident and have a home to call your own, this isn’t actually […]

13x Leafly List Winner

“The Leafly List ranks the top dispensaries and retail stores in each of the major North American cannabis markets every quarter. This region-specific version is designed to provide helpful, community-based information for cannabis consumers looking for the most relevant dispensaries in Nevada.” Read More

Top 5 Cannabis Strains For Summer 2017

It’s summertime, which means it’s time to let loose, relax, and have fun! And whether it’s music festivals, outdoor adventuring, poolside lounging, or backyard BBQs, a little cannabis can go a long way towards making your summer activities even more fun and relaxing. To help you get started, here are the five top cannabis strains […]

6 Ways Cannabis Improves Relationships

You and your partner are in the middle of an epic fight. But instead of blowing up at each other and going to bed angry… …you both sit down and pack a bowl. Why? Because one of the benefits of cannabis is its ability to improve relationships. If that sounds like a stretch, keep reading. […]

Meditation and Marijuana: How to Meditate When You’re High

What if you could boost the power and healing potential of your marijuana, find mental clarity and wellbeing…and do it all without spending a dime? No gimmicks. No special equipment. You don’t even need to leave your house. You just need to combine cannabis and meditation. Why Cannabis and Meditation Are a Great Combination Studies […]

Cannabis for Chronic Pains

What is Diabetes? Let’s make this super easy. Basically, diabetes is when your metabolism just doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to. There’s more than one type of diabetes, but in general, it’s characterized by high blood sugar levels. When we eat something, our body breaks down the food into glucose, which is a form […]

Nevada launches sales of legal recreational marijuana

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada became the fifth state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes, opening a market early Saturday that is eventually expected to outpace any other in the nation thanks to the millions of tourists who flock to Las Vegas. Read More


If there was ever any doubt, Las Vegas is set to further solidify its reputation as a party town this weekend, with one state senator saying it will be like “Amsterdam on steroids” after sales of cannabis for recreational use begin on Saturday. Read More

Leafly Names Essence #1 Dispensary in Nevada

Leafly Names Essence #1 Dispensary in Nevada and #3 Dispensary in the Nation for the Spring 2017 List. Thanks to you, the customers, Essence has been named the top dispensary in the state of Nevada for the spring 2017 Leafly List. According to Leafly, a publication which rates dispensaries each quarter based on customer feedback […]

Nevadans Voted Yes On Question 2 – Now What?

On November 8th, the Question 2 ballot initiative was passed, making recreational cannabis use legal in Nevada. But, boy did it take a long time to get to this point. The ballot to legalize medical cannabis was passed way back in 2000. And, it wasn’t until 13 years later that the state legislature made it […]

Business Insider: The best pot shops in every state where weed is legal

Americans spent over $5 billion on legal medical and recreational marijuana in 2015. That’s more than what they dropped on Doritos, Cheetos, and Funyuns combined. These transactions didn’t go down in seedy back alleys. These days, patients and weed enthusiasts pay visit to brick-and-mortar shops across America, where smoke-able marijuana, infused foods, concentrates, and pot […]

Question 2: What You Need to Know

Recreational cannabis users have much to be happy about. Because of the success of the medical cannabis industry in Nevada, this herb might be legalized for recreational use in the very near future. How soon are we talking? Question 2 – the initiative to legalize the use recreational marijuana – will be on the 2016 […]

Cannabis and Wine

When you hear obscure terms like terroir and tasting notes, you may expect to find yourself at a fancy wine tasting event. Well, that’s not necessarily the case anymore. As marijuana increases its mainstream appeal, the vocation of the wine sommelier has transformed into that of the ganjier or the cannaseur! Ganjiers and Cannasseurs These […]

Medicine on the Strip

The Las Vegas Strip is usually known for adding casinos to its iconic stretch, but this March it became the new home of Essence, the first and only cannabis dispensary with a location on Las Vegas Boulevard. This is a huge deal for patients in the city, and for anyone traveling to the desert who […]

Essence opens 3rd medical marijuana dispensary in valley

Henderson, NV (KTNV) – One local medical marijuana dispensary is opening their third location in the Las Vegas valley. On Saturday, the grand opening was held for Essence’s Henderson location near Green Valley Parkway and Sunset Road. Essence also has locations on the Las Vegas Strip, north of Sahara Avenue, and on Tropicana Avenue, between […]

Las Vegas Strip Welcomes Essence of Cannabis

The famous Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, welcomed the first medical marijuana dispensary on March 23, 2016. The Essence of Cannabis Dispensary is found between the Stratosphere and the SLS Las Vegas Hotel and Casino resorts. Nevada legalized medical marijuana in 2000 but did not provide a way for patients to purchase their marijuana legally […]

First pot dispensary on the Strip opens in Las Vegas

Amid the casinos and the shows, the bars and the pools, Las Vegas now welcomes to the Strip a medical marijuana dispensary. Sandwiched between the SLS Las Vegas and Stratosphere hotel-casino resorts, the Essence Cannabis Dispensary, which opens Wednesday, is the first such facility on Las Vegas Boulevard. Medical marijuana has been legal in Nevada since 2000, but legal wrangling […]