Entries by Ricardo

8 Cannabis User Friendly Things To Do at Home During COVID-19

Here in Las Vegas and in numerous cities across the United States, many of us are now staying at home and practicing social distancing in order to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Spending time at home right now is helpful for you and for your community since the new coronavirus is […]

COVID-19 Response from Essence

As part of the Rise / Essence / Bluepoint, 3C Cannabis, FPWellness family, we want to assure you that the health and well-being of our patients, customers, employees and communities is our top priority. As the Covid-19 situation evolves, we will continue to monitor the CDC site and make decisions informed by the latest facts […]

7 Best Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Las Vegas

St. Patrick’s Day 2020 is right around the corner! And if you’ll be in Las Vegas to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, then there are plenty of festivities to choose from. Wondering what you should do for the holiday? Read on to see our list of the 7 best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in […]

How Cannabis Help to Lose Weigh

Cannabis and weight loss: could they be connected? That’s a question many people have wondered, especially since the release of a notable review published in the American Journal of Epidemiology in 2011. This review looked at the results of two national surveys and found lower rates of obesity among cannabis users. Since the release of […]

Cannabis Tinctures: A Cleaner, Healthier Way to Use Cannabis

Cannabis tinctures are becoming much more widely known and widely used. But in our opinion, this cannabis product is still a bit underappreciated! Cannabis tinctures are a delightfully simple way to use cannabis. Using it is discreet, fast, and incredibly easy. Tinctures are an excellent option for people who want a quick, no-fuss cannabis experience, […]

What Makes Super Lemon Haze So Super?

Super Lemon Haze is easily one of the most popular citrusy strains. This impressively aromatic strain is beloved by stoners across the world and is even an award-winner, having won the Cannabis Cup twice. But what makes it so super? Why is this hazy lemon strain so celebrated? Below, we’re taking a closer look at […]

How to Prepare for Your First Dispensary Visit

Legal cannabis is still fairly new here in the US, and often people don’t know what to expect during their first dispensary visit. Visiting a dispensary for the first time can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re also new to using cannabis. But if you feel intimidated at the thought of visiting a dispensary, […]

How Can Marijuana Help PTSD?

PTSD, short for post-traumatic stress disorder, is a mental health condition that’s triggered by witnessing or experiencing a terrifying event. PTSD can cause symptoms like flashbacks to traumatic experiences, nightmares, and severe anxiety, all of which can have an enormous impact on your quality of life. There are various solutions to fight this disorder and […]

Products of the Month: November 2019

Looking to try a new strain or a new product? We’re here to help with our Products of the Month: November 2019 edition! Below, we’re taking a closer look at 5 of our current favorite cannabis products from some of our favorite cannabis companies. At this end of this post, we’re also sharing some facts […]

Stay In Tonight: Here’s a Marijuana Guide to Match Your Movie Mood

Movie night! What’s it going to be? Netflix? Hulu? Amazon Prime? Redbox? In the digital age, you’ve got access to countless cinematic libraries. Any genre you want. That’s a lot of movies! You know what will make your movie-watching experience even better? Cannabis, of course. That usually makes most things better! But we advise you […]

The 9 Best Las Vegas Cannabis Strains for October 2019

Fall is here! The weather is getting cooler. People are putting up decorations, planning Halloween costumes, and doubling down on the pumpkin spice and apple cider. But in the midst of all this autumn revelry, one important question needs to be addressed: what strains are you smoking this month? Here’s an even better question: what […]

5 Spooky Cannabis Edible Recipes for Your 2019 Halloween Party

Ghosts! Ghouls! Goblins! The walking dead and other denizens of the dark will be on full display this Halloween. “Trick or treat!” they’ll cry! And while you may have stocked up on bags full of candy, do you have the right treats for you and your Halloween party guests? For those interested in celebrating a […]

7 Best Cannabis Products for September

We’re in the tail end of summer. Vacation time is coming to a close, fall is approaching, and we’re all getting ready to head back to the grind…if we haven’t already. Ah, well! Nothing lasts forever, which is actually good news if you’ve had just about enough of this triple-digit weather. But while you’re getting […]

The 8 Best Las Vegas Cannabis Strains and Products for August 2019

  We’re knee-deep into Summer 2019, and the question on everyone’s mind is, “What should I be smoking right now?” Great question! There are a lot of brand new “stand-out” strains and products currently available in Sin City. Don’t know what they are? No problem. That’s what we’re here for! So if you’re ready to […]

Decoding Cannabis: THC, CBD, Terpenes, and More

Have you ever looked at the list of ingredients on a cannabis product and thought, “I have no idea what any of this means!” THC. CBD. Terpenes. Nobody told you that you needed a degree in botany or biochemistry in order to understand this stuff. You just want something that’ll treat your lower back pain. […]

15 Unexpected Celeb-Approved Ways to Use CBD

There are a LOT of celebrities who love cannabis and are happy to admit it publicly! And we’re not just talking about the classic cannabis celebs like Snoop, Cheech and Chong, Seth Rogen, and Rihanna… In fact, many celebrities are now turning to CBD to treat all kinds of illnesses and conditions. What is CBD? […]

The Best Cannabis Strains and Products for Your Zodiac Sign

“As above; so below.” It’s a popular saying among modern spiritual seekers. The idea is that everything in our universe follows the same pattern and laws, whether it’s the atoms in a rock, the cells in your body, or swirling galaxies. That’s the premise behind astrology. Each of the zodiac signs and planets represent different […]

How to Have the Perfect Cannabis BBQ For the 4th of July

Happy Birthday, America! That’s right. The 4th of July is almost here! And here are three quick fun facts about the U.S. of A’s birthday: The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, which means America is 243 years old! America’s birthday is in early July, which means its zodiac sign is Cancer. […]

8 Best 420-Friendly Places in Las Vegas to Smoke Cannabis

Quick question: where do you go to smoke cannabis when you’re in Las Vegas? If you’re a local, it’s easy. You can get blazed in the comfort of your own home or at a friend’s house. No biggie. But if you’re a tourist? Well… Now the situation is a little dicier. According to Nevada law, […]

9 Best Las Vegas Cannabis Products for June 2019

Who’s ready for summer??? That’s right! Memorial Day was the unofficial beginning of summer, but the real kick-off day — the Summer Solstice — is on June 21. We’ve got a few, hot, blazing months ahead of us – days and nights that we can fill with pool parties, BBQs, concerts, vacationing, and rest and […]

Green Thumb Industries Announces Retail License In Pasadena

Green Thumb Industries Inc. (OTCMKTS:GTBIF) has announced that the City of Pasadena has granted Integral Associates a retail dispensary and delivery license which makes it one of the six awardees of new licenses in the city. Integral Associates placed first in Pasadena license application Integral Associates received the licenses the same day GTI concluded its […]

Green Thumb Industries Inc. (GTI) Announces Second California Retail License Award Win By Integral Associates; Stores Slated for Pasadena and West Hollywood

CHICAGO and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Green Thumb Industries Inc. (GTI) (CSE:GTII) (GTBIF) today announced that Integral Associates was awarded a retail dispensary and delivery license by the City of Pasadena, making it one of only six new license awardees in Pasadena. Integral Associates placed first out of 122 retail […]

Green Thumb Closes Integral Associates Acquisition, Awarded Pasadena Location

Green Thumb Industries Inc. (CSE: GTII; OTCQX: GTBIF) today revealed plans for expansion into the California cannabis market through newly acquired subsidiary Integral Associates.  The city of Pasadena just awarded six new retail and delivery licenses, with Integral Associates placing first in the licensing process ahead of a total of 122 applicants. This upcoming Pasadena location follows a previously […]

10 Best Father’s Day Gifts for Dads Who Love Cannabis

Dads of the world! Where you at? We’ll tell you where they’re at! They’re out there in the world, making it a better place for their sons and daughters. Working. Hustling. Teaching the next generation how to ride bikes and throw decent right hooks. Basically, dads are busy trying to hold it all down. Your […]

GTI Closes $290 Million Essence Acquisition

Green Thumb Industries Inc. (GTI) Closes on Acquisition of Integral Associates; Scales Brand Distribution in Nevada and Enters the California Retail Market Acquisition Includes Two Award-Winning Cultivation Facilities, 12 Retail Stores, Expanded Brand Distribution and Exceptional Talent CHICAGO and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Green Thumb Industries (GTI) (CSE: GTII) (OTCQX: […]

Green Thumb Industries Inc. (GTI) Closes on Acquisition of Integral Associates; Scales Brand Distribution in Nevada and Enters the California Retail Market

CHICAGO and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Green Thumb Industries (GTI) (CSE: GTII) (OTCQX: GTBIF), announced today that it closed on the acquisition of Integral Associates.  The acquisition includes: Integral Associates’ three high-traffic Essence retail stores located across the Las Vegas area including the only cannabis retail store on the Las […]

Green Thumb Industries grows west, closes Essence cannabis deal

The sale of one of Las Vegas’ largest marijuana dispensary and cultivation operations has been finalized. Chicago-based Green Thumb Industries announced this morning that it has closed on the purchase of Integral Associates, which owns and operates three area Essence Cannabis Dispensary locations, and the Desert Grown Farms and Cannabiotix Nevada cultivation and processing facilities. […]

21 Fun and Interesting Facts About Cannabis

You’re at a party, and everyone’s showing off how smart they are. They’re talking politics, economics, literature, history… Someone mentions George Washington. “Hey,” you blurt out. “Did you know that George Washington grew hemp?” People look at you, confused. “What?!” they say. “That can’t possibly be true!” Oh, but it is true. And then you […]

6 Best Las Vegas Cannabis Products for May 2019

Last month, we kicked off our “Best Las Vegas Cannabis Products” series. If you missed it, check it out! Well, it’s May now, and we’ve got a whole new round-up of products for ya. These are the best of the best, the créme de la créme, the top products in town from our vantage point. […]

18 Best Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2019 in Las Vegas

It’s that time of year again! Corona is currently airing these commercials, which can only mean one thing… Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner! So where are you going to be celebrating? Somewhere fun? Somewhere relaxing? Somewhere loud and festive? Maybe a combination of all three? If that’s the case, Vegas is the […]

Vegas’ Secret Sauce For Cannabis Success: Regulations

Nevada’s decades-long experience with gaming means the state was well-equipped to launch its cannabis industry. During the first year of legal adult-use cannabis sales in Nevada, the state exceeded its expected sales tax revenues by roughly 140%, filling state coffers with a whopping $70 million. Meanwhile, states from Massachusetts to California have been disappointed by […]

7 Best Las Vegas Cannabis Products For April 2019

Tired of smoking the same ol’ strains and eating the same ol’ edibles? Tired of slathering the same ol’ topicals on your skin? If the products you’ve been using regularly just don’t do it for you anymore… Or they work just fine, but you want to try something new… You need a quick and easy […]

15 Best Ways to Honor Earth Day 2019 in Las Vegas

Don’t like the neighborhood you live in? No problem. Worst comes to worst, you can always move… But no matter where you live, you’ll still be on planet Earth. And until we’ve figured out how to colonize Mars or invent lightspeed travel so that we can set up shop on one of those “Goldilocks” planets […]

4/20 Day Is The Biggest Cannabis Christmas Ever

4/20 Day, the biggest cannabis holiday on the planet, was such a rousing success as suppliers in both the United States and Canada reported huge difficulties in filling online orders over the weekend. The surge in demand was so great it crashed the servers of Eaze, the world’s biggest legal cannabis delivery app. Eaze tweeted […]

7 Best Cannabis Strains and Edibles for Focus and Work

“Quit procrastinating and get to work!” That’s what the voice in your head keeps saying. You’ve tried coffee, tea, and energy drinks. Sure, they give you an initial boost, but they also leave you feeling spazzed out and jittery. And let’s not forget the eventual crash. You don’t have time to crash. There’s work to […]

420 celebrations on 4/20 in Vegas | 2019

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Marijuana advocates, fans and users have reason to celebrate in Las Vegas as Nevada has legalized recreational marijuana use. This April 20 is the second year for marijuana to be legal in the state and there are many places to celebrate the 420. Read More

Parents and Cannabis: What You Need to Know

Is it okay for me to use cannabis if I have kids? Should I smoke in front of my kids? Should I tell my kids that I use cannabis for medical reasons? These are all good questions. You have kids. You want to make sure that they’re healthy, safe, and well-provided for. You also have […]

Why You Should Throw a Dinner Party on 4/20 This Year

“Why DAH-LING, didn’t you know? Anybody who’s annnnnnybody is throwing a dinner party on 4/20 this year!” It’s true. The times have changed. Cannabis is in vogue now. The CBD craze. Edibles and topicals in chic packaging. We’ve even got a cannabis museum here in Vegas, and hopefully, we’ll have cannabis lounges in the near […]

7 Best Ways to Spend 4/20 in Las Vegas

We’re gonna go ahead and assume that you’ll be hanging out in Las Vegas for 4/20. Because honestly? Where else would you celebrate the high holy day of cannabis? Denver? Come on. Denver doesn’t even have casinos. We have ‘em, plus Cirque du Soleil year-round. Case closed. We’re called “The Entertainment Capital of the World” […]

9 Best Cannabis Strains and Edibles for Pain Relief

Struggling with chronic pain? Do you want to use cannabis as a pain remedy but don’t know which strains or edibles to try? Totally understandable. We pride ourselves on giving our customers and patients a wide selection of products to choose from. But that may not be helpful for first-time users who haven’t had the […]

Green Thumb Industries Inc. (GTI) Expands with the Acquisition of Integral Associates, Nevada’s Top Cannabis Operator

The Acquisition Adds Operational Capacity, Distribution, Retail Footprint, and Best-of-Class Talent, Reinforcing GTI’s “Enter, Open, Scale” Strategy Three nationally-recognized dispensaries, operating under the Essence brand, including the first and only dispensary on the Las Vegas Strip Two world-class cultivation and processing facilities in 95,000 square feet: Desert Grown Farms and Cannabiotix NV Exceptional talent, led […]

6 Tips to Tackle Spring Cleaning With Cannabis

Your home is a disaster. It needs a major cleaning, but you’ve been procrastinating all year. You told yourself, “I’ll do it all for spring cleaning!” Well, guess what? Spring is here. And you’re as excited about cleaning it now as you were back in October. We see it like this: spring cleaning is like […]

North America’s Fastest Growing Cannabis Retailers

According to a recent Forbes article, North America is expected to become the single largest legal cannabis market in the world, growing to approximately $47.3 billion by 2027. To serve this billion dollar market, a number of North American marijuana companies are building out innovative, premium cannabis retail brands across the continent. In this report, […]

Why GTI’s $290 Million Bet on Essence Cannabis Dispensary is No Gamble

Exclusive Interview with Essence Cannabis Dispensary Founder and CEO Armen Yemenidjian Armen Yemenidjian gave up his gaming license to start Integral Associates in Nevada. Today, that company is recognized as Essence Cannabis Dispensary. Yemenidjian spoke with New Cannabis Ventures about taking the company to a multi-state platform, launching an on-site consumption lounge in California and the […]

Waka Flocka Hires A Weed Roller for $50K | Jobs Unlisted

Speedy Morman takes viewers on an in-depth look at some of the most aspirational and unexpectedly cool professions that you probably won’t stumble upon in a job search. On this episode of Jobs Unlisted, find out if Speedy can make it as Waka Flocka Flame’s weed roller. In 2014, Waka Flocka put out a call […]

6 Best High-CBD / Low-THC Cannabis Products in Las Vegas

Have you ever smoked cannabis…and then realized that you smoked too much? Ever eaten an edible and bitten off more than you can chew…so to speak? One minute, everything’s fine. The next minute, you’re huddled in the corner of your room, convinced that the DMV has your house under surveillance because you still haven’t paid […]

Nevada Cannabis Law Guide: Is Cannabis Legal in Las Vegas?

Why yes! Cannabis is legal in Las Vegas! But that doesn’t mean we’ve turned the city into a Mary-Jane-free-for-all. We still have laws you gotta follow if you’re going to enjoy the fruits of our legal cannabis industry. And believe us when we say that we really, really, REALLY want you to enjoy those fruits. […]

Wellness Wednesday Recap: Cannabis and Veterans

On February 13th, we hosted a special Valentine’s Day Wellness Wednesday for our veterans. Here’s a recap of the info that our guest speakers shared with us! Introduction by Nurse Danicka Jackson Our very own Nurse D kicked things off with a special message to our veterans and veteran-connected families: “Although we weren’t there with […]

Cannabis and Black History Month

It’s the final week of Black History Month! And, yes, we know it might seem a little late in the game to be doing a Black History Month post since March is literally starting this weekend. We hear you. But look at this way: This is the month in which we celebrate the major accomplishments […]

10 Best Ways to Celebrate President’s Day Weekend in Las Vegas

George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp. Bill Clinton claims he smoked but didn’t inhale (Seriously, Bill? C’mon…), while JFK, George W. Bush and Obama definitely inhaled. And legend has it that Richard Nixon helped Louis Armstrong smuggle a suitcase full of cannabis through U.S. Customs. Conclusion? Whether they’re inhaling or not, cannabis and our […]

8 Best Tips on Working in the Cannabis Industry

Interested in working in the cannabis industry? Well, we’re a little biased, but we think it’s an awesome industry to be a part of! And if you’re someone who’s passionate about all-things cannabis — so passionate that you want to have a career in this industry — then we say, “Go for it!” In fact, […]

6 Best Cannabis Strains and Edibles For Anxiety and Depression

Highs and lows are normal in life. So is being anxious about the future or about…anything else, really. But anxiety and depression shouldn’t stop us from living normal lives. When either of them get in the way of our overall ability to be happy and productive, we’ve got a problem. Luckily, cannabis might be a […]

9 Best Cannabis Products to Bring to a Super Bowl Party

Super Bowl LIII! Who are you rooting for? Rams? Pats? More importantly, what are you going to be eating on the big day? And smoking? Cannabis makes any social gathering more enjoyable, and the Super Bowl is no exception. But you gotta pick the right products. And that means knowing your audience. Whether you’re throwing […]

5 Best Cannabis Strains for Creativity and Energy

Feeling uninspired and unmotivated? Somedays, all the coffee, green tea and energy drinks in the world can’t do the trick. It’s on those days that you should turn to cannabis. Can cannabis help wake you up? Yup! Can it get those creative cylinders spinning? Yup! Can it enhance your exercise performance? Um….yup! The trick? Finding […]

How to Keep Your 2019 New Year’s Resolution With Cannabis

Happy 2019! How’s your New Year’s resolution coming along? Are you totally crushing it? Or are you feeling stuck, unmotivated, and ready to quit? If it’s the latter, don’t get too discouraged because you’re definitely not alone. 80% of people who make New Year’s resolutions give up by the second week of February. But that […]

Leafbuyer Best of the Best 2018: Best Product Selection

Essence’s highly centralized Las Vegas location makes it a popular spot for medical and recreational consumers alike. With an onsite Registered Nurse and delivery options for medical patients, it’s clear that Essence puts consumer needs first. The staff is eager to help consumers navigate through the sometimes confusing world of concentrates, edibles, and flower. Their […]

5 Cannabis Strains to Help You Stay Warm This Winter

BRRRRRR! It’s cold out there, fellow canna-fans! And it’s only the beginning… Winter didn’t officially start until December 21. Just wait until February. Then we’re really going to have something to complain about. Staying warm is essential during these chilly and perilous times. So crank up the heat, layer up with some sweaters and long […]

Essence Cannabis Dispensary Awarded New Licenses to Expand to California

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – December 19, 2018 – Essence, Nevada’s largest marijuana dispensary and cultivation operation, has been awarded three business licenses to establish retail, delivery, and on-site consumption locations in California. The new licenses will allow Essence to expand operations to California for the first time and offer its services to a wide consumer […]

Cannabis Cookies w/ Dulce de Leche Filling

Buttery cannabis infused cookie sandwich with dulce de leche filling. This is a two part recipe which includes oven and stovetop use. Step 1 – Making the cookies Ingredients: 1 cup of powdered sugar 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, GROUND Pinch of Salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup cannabis butter, softened 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened […]

Cannabis Christmas Wreaths Treats

Marshmallow, cornflake treats Ingredients: 1/4 regular unsalted butter 1/4 canna-butter Cornflakes Pure vanilla extract Green food coloring Cinnamon red-hot candies OR  small red jelly beans 30 large marshmallows 1. Melt regular UNSALTED butter in a large sauce pan on low heat 2. Add Large Marshmallows, melting them over very low heat, STIRRING constantly until smooth, […]

Can Cannabis Help Your Cold or Flu Symptoms?

Your throat is sore, your body’s aching like crazy, and you’re just plain exhausted. You’ve got a cold— or, worse, maybe even the flu! There are a lot of home remedies out there that can help you feel a bit better while your immune system works hard to beat that nasty cold or flu. Everybody […]

Cannabis Edibles for the Christmas Table 2018

Not sure what kind of dishes to serve at your Christmas dinner? Why not make it a truly “Green Christmas?” And by that, we mean Christmas cannabis edibles! The first thing you should do is check out our Thanksgiving post. We talk about how to make your own cannabis turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry and […]

4 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress Using Cannabis

“IT’S THE MOST, MOST STRESSFUL TIIIIIIME…OF THE YEAR!” Doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as the original song, but it’s still true. Our stress levels skyrocket during the holiday season — which is ironic since the holidays are supposed to be a time for celebration, gift-giving, and hanging out with your loved ones. […]

Top 5 Edibles and Vape Products for First-Time Users

Not everyone likes to smoke cannabis. Thank God for edibles! And portable vaporizers! You get the same benefits as you would from smoking, plus the edible/vaping experience can be far more potent. Here are the top 5 edibles and vape products for first-time users! 1. Cannabutter (Evergreen Organix) Many cannabis cooking recipes call for cannabutter […]

Tips for Surviving Black Friday 2019 in Las Vegas

If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas, you know Vegas is an incredible city for shopping. Whether you hit the shops on the Strip, head to one of our impressive outlets, or search out an amazing local shop, when you shop in Las Vegas, you’re sure to find yourself or a loved one something special. […]

Pot Stocks, ETFs, Top News And Data From The Cannabis Industry This Week

The cannabis industry coalesced in Las Vegas this week for MJBizCon. The largest cannabis business event in the world drew a crowd of about 25,000 people to Sin City this year, according to Benzinga’s sources. Acreage Holdings, one of the largest marijuana companies in the U.S., started trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol ACRG.U; the “U” indicates […]

Green Thumb Industries buys Nevada cannabis business in $290 million deal

Green Thumb Industries (GTI), a multistate marijuana company, has agreed to purchase a Nevada-based, vertically integrated cannabis company in a stock and cash deal valued at about $290 million. The deal expands Chicago-based GTI’s footprint in Nevada, home to one of the fastest-growing, adult-use MJ markets in the nation. The acquisition includes: Three retail stores in […]

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in smoke for Las vegas as largest marijuana dispense 3 is being sold Illinois-based Green thumb industries is buying into a role associates the owner of the essence cannabis dispensaries for 290 million dollars in cash and shares the deal is expected to close early next year Green thumb will now operate 5 dispensaries in Nevada Mark Thomas news time 8 40 a.m. caing sn T […]

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marijuana dispensary and cultivation operation in las vegas are selling their business at a pretty hefty price tag — 290 million dollars. co-owner armenyemenidjian announced the sale of the ‘essence dispensary’s” three valley locations to chicago-based “green thumb industries.” he also announced he’d be joining green thumb’s leadership team. his father — former c-e-o of the tropicana — will also join its board of directors./// ((kirsten joyce)) >>> dave chappelle and john […]

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marijuana business. we have a local story that people are going to when they hear the dollar amount, it’s going to get their attention. >> a lot of money. i’m always ready for a trip to las vegas. chicago based green thumb industries is buying nevada based intragold associates. this is valued at $290 million. this includes a dispensary on the strip. green thumb will operate five dispensaries in nevada […]

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marijuana dispensary and cultivation operation in las vegas are selling their business at a pretty hefty price tag — 290 million dollars. co-owner armenyemenidjian announced the sale of the ‘essence dispensary’s” three valley locations to chicago-based “green thumb industries.” he also announced he’d bejoining green thumb’s leadership team. his father — former c-e-o of the tropicana — will also join its board of directors./// ((john langeler)) >> goodwill of southern Read […]

Jim Beam Heir’s Pot Firm Gets Vegas Site With $290 Million Deal

Green Thumb Industries, one of the most valuable U.S. pot companies, is betting big on Las Vegas. The Chicago-based company, which has more than a dozen weed dispensaries in eight states, said it is acquiring Nevada marijuana stores and cultivation facilities in a deal valued at about $290 million. The acquisition of Integral Associates, about […]

Green Thumb Industries To Acquire Integral Associates Amid US Cannabis M&A Wave

M&A activity in the cannabis space continues as more deals are announced every week. Green Thumb Industries Inc (OTC: GTBIF) said Tuesday it will buy Nevada-based cannabis company Integral Associates. The announcement comes less than a week after Green Thumb Industries closed its previous acquisition. What Happened Green Thumb Industries is a vertically-integrated cannabis company with operations […]

Green Thumb Industries To Acquire Integral Associates Amid US Cannabis M&A Wave

M&A activity in the cannabis space continues as more deals are announced every week. Green Thumb Industries Inc (OTC: GTBIF) said Tuesday it will buy Nevada-based cannabis company Integral Associates. The announcement comes less than a week after Green Thumb Industries closed its previous acquisition. What Happened Green Thumb Industries is a vertically-integrated cannabis company with operations […]

Green Thumb industries acquires Integral Associates for $290M

Green Thumb Industries (OTCQX:GTBIF +1.7%) announced the acquisition of Integral Associates, Nevada’s top cannabis operator, for ~$290M, with $52M paid in cash and ~20.8M Subordinate Voting Shares of GTI. The transaction includes, Integral Accociate’s retail brand Essence, Desert Grown Farms (a 54,000 square foot state-of-the-art cultivation and processing facility) and Cannabiotix NV, (a 41,000 square foot cultivation and […]

Las Vegas-based Essence marijuana operation selling for $290 million

Owners of Las Vegas’ largest marijuana dispensary and cultivation operation announced today they are selling the business for $290 million. Armen Yemenidjian, co-owner of Integral Associates, which owns and operates three Essence Cannabis Dispensary locations and the Desert Grown Farms and Cannabiotix Nevada cultivation and processing facilities, announced the sale to Chicago-based Green Thumb Industries. […]

Chicago pot firm gets Vegas site with $290 million deal

(Bloomberg)—Green Thumb Industries, one of the most valuable U.S. pot companies, is betting big on Las Vegas. The Chicago-based company, which has more than a dozen weed dispensaries in eight states, said it is acquiring Nevada marijuana stores and cultivation facilities in a deal valued at about $290 million. The acquisition of Integral Associates, about […]

GTI to Acquire Nevada Cannabis Operator for $290 Million in Stock and Cash

The Acquisition Adds Operational Capacity, Distribution, Retail Footprint, and Best-of-Class Talent, Reinforcing GTI’s “Enter, Open, Scale” Strategy Three nationally-recognized dispensaries, operating under the Essence brand, including the first and only dispensary on the Las Vegas Strip Two world-class cultivation and processing facilities in 95,000 square feet: Desert Grown Farms and Cannabiotix NV Exceptional talent, led […]

Marijuana Stocks: Cronos Group Earnings Mixed; Tilray Earnings Late

Cronos Group (CRON) reported mixed earnings early Tuesday, as marijuana stocks respond to the first clues into the state of Canada’s nascent legal recreational cannabis market. Tilray (TLRY) earnings come out after the close. Cronos Group Earnings Estimates: Analysts expected a two-cent per-share loss during the third quarter, on revenue of $3 million. Read More

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marijuana dispensary and cultivation operation in las vegas are selling their business at a pretty hefty price tag: 290 million dollars. co-owner armen yemenidjian announced the sale of the company’s three valley locations to chicago-based “green thumb industries.” he also announced he’d be joining green thumb’s leadership team. his father — former c-e-o of the tropicana — will also join its board of directors./// ((brian loftus)) >>> today, ccsd Read More

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and cultivation operation announced today they’re selling the business for 290 million dollars into girl associates which owns and operates 3 essence cannabis dispensary locations and the desert ground farms and can biotic Nevada cultivation processing facilities announced the sale of the Chicago based Green thumb industries the deal is expected to close in early 2019 Green thumb injured the Nevada market in 2016 and […]

How Medical Cannabis Can Help Veterans Suffering from PTSD

November 11 is Veterans Day – the day we honor the men and women in uniform who put their lives on the line to defend our country and its values. At Essence, we believe that honoring our veterans means helping them get the medical treatment they need when they return home from war. Because far […]

5 Best CBD Products For First-Time Users

Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is the golden child of the health and wellness industry. Like THC, CBD is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. But unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive. In other words, you won’t feel intoxicated when you consume it. However, it does have a host of health properties such as […]

4 Ways to Enjoy Nevada Day

October 26 is Nevada Day – the day we celebrate our fair state becoming a part of the United States (the exact date was October 31,1864). So while the rest of the country is celebrating Halloween, we’re doing both the Halloween thing and the Our-State-Joined-The-Union-So-Everybody-Gets-The-Day-Off thing! Well, not everybody. We’ll still be working that day. […]

4 Ways to Celebrate Las Vegas PRIDE

Are you ready for an all-out celebratory extravaganza this weekend? If not, it’s time to get ready. Because Las Vegas PRIDE 2018 is officially here! In addition to the ever-popular PRIDE parade, the Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE (SNAPI) is hosting a number of amazing events this weekend, so we expect to see members and […]

Top 7 Las Vegas Strains For Halloween 2018

Ready for Halloween? Already know what costume you’re wearing, what types of goodies you’ll be handing out, and what parties you’re going to? Most importantly, do you know what cannabis strains you’ll be smoking? Remember: it’s Halloween! You gotta stay true to the theme of the evening. And that means choosing some of the spookiest, […]

UFC Fight Weekend: McGregor vs. Khabib + Essence Knockout Deal!

“IT’S TIME!” UFC 229 will be held in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena this Saturday, October 6, and it looks to be the biggest, most anticipated UFC fight of all time. It’s Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov. There’s been a ton of backstory and drama leading up to this moment. We’ll give you a […]

5 Best Cannabis Products for Beauty Care

“Beauty is only skin deep!” Yeah? And? Hey, your skin is important! It protects your body from water, sunlight, dirt, bacteria, and a whole host of other nasty…things! Plus, when you take good care of your skin, it’ll take care of you by making you look good. And we all deserve to look good. We’re […]

Smoking on a Budget: Top 5 Budget-Friendly Strains

Are you a medical cannabis patient or a die-hard “cannasseur” who smokes a lot of flower? If so, you’re probably looking to save cash anywhere and anyway you can. The first thing you should know is that we have a wide variety of daily deals and discounts. Check out our Promotions page to see which […]

5 Things to Do in Las Vegas for Labor Day Weekend

The first Monday of every September is Labor Day. That’s the day we celebrate the American workforce – all the men and women who grind away in farmhouses, construction yards, stores, offices, restaurants, dispensaries, etc. so that we can keep our economy and our lives running smoothly. Who’s ready for a day off? Scratch that: […]

Nevada’s 1st year of pot sales beats forecast by 40 percent

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The first full year of legal marijuana sales in Nevada exceeded expectations by 40 percent, state tax officials said Tuesday. Taxable pot sales statewide totaled $529.9 million and raised nearly $70 million in tax revenue, including $27.5 million for schools, the Nevada Department of Taxation said. Adult sales that first became […]

What is Dabbing?

If you’re new to cannabis, there’s a chance you’ve heard the term “dabbing” or seen dabbing products but have no idea how any of it works. Here’s the simplest explanation of dabbing that we can give you. “Dabbing” is a Verb Dabbing is something you do. Like mowing a lawn or riding a bike. (Hey. […]

Five reasons to consider investing in a medical marijuana card

With more than $380 million in estimated sales and $62 million in state tax revenue collected through 11 months, Nevada’s recreational marijuana industry is booming. While the number of medical marijuana cardholders in the state has slipped to fewer than 17,000 from its May 2017 high of 28,000, investing in a card still has its […]

Pesticides and Cannabis – What You Need to Know

Most health-conscious adults want to avoid fruit and vegetable products that have been riddled with pesticides. Cannabis shouldn’t be an exception to that rule, and we understand why customers, particularly medical patients, might be concerned about the level of pesticide use on their products. But Nevadans should take heart; our state has set the bar […]

Top 6 Cannabis Strains For Migraine Relief

Terrible pain. Nausea. Sensitivity to light and nose. If you suffer from migraines, you already know how debilitating they can be. For some people, over-the-counter pain medications, such as ibuprofen or Tylenol, can help reduce the pain. But many other migraine sufferers require powerful prescription drugs that may come with side effects such as dizziness […]

Las Vegas Cannabis Strains You Need to Try This Month (August 2018)

(All cannabinoid percentages / terpene servings are estimates that may vary from batch to batch) Jack Herer Parent Strains: Haze + Northern Lights #5 / Shiva Skunk cross THC: 24.96% CBN: 0.37% Terpinolene: 11.3 mg/g Ocimene: 5.45 mg/g b-Caryophyllene: 3.65 mg/g Jack Herer is named after the legendary cannabis activist and author. And the strain […]

Cannabis-Infused Butter Recipe

If you’re ready to begin cooking with cannabis, learning to make cannabutter is a great place to start! What You’ll Need 1 cup of butter 1 cup (7-10 grams) of ground cannabis (the amount of cannabis can be increased or decreased, depending on how strong you want the butter to be) Slow cooker Funnel Cheesecloth […]

Top 5 Chocolate Edibles For This Summer

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm! Chooooooooooooocolate! There are a lot of tasty chocolate edibles out there, but there are five edibles in particular that really stand out to us. So go ahead and polish that sweet tooth and make sure your schedule is clear for the next few hours. Here are the top 5 chocolate edibles for you to […]

6 Celebrities Who Support Medical Cannabis Use

93 percent of Americans support the legalization of medical cannabis. So there’s a good chance that some of your favorite celebrities are also pro-legalization. Here are six celebrities that we know of who support the legal use of medical cannabis! 1. Snoop Dogg Well…obviously! Saying that Snoop Dogg supports medical cannabis is kinda like saying […]

Best Cannabis Edibles for Vegans

“If you’re a vegan, what can you really eat?” Actually, you can eat quite a lot. Veganism isn’t a fringe diet anymore. It’s finally entered the mainstream. And even if you don’t make a habit of shopping at healthy food stores like Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, or Sprouts, you can usually find a good range […]

The 10 Best Marijuana Dispensaries in Las Vegas

Buying legal weed in Las Vegas has suddenly become ridiculously easy after being frustratingly difficult for years—often in ways that are hard to explain. Nevada voters approved marijuana for legal medical use way back in 2000, but dispensaries to actually sell the stuff weren’t approved by the state legislature until 2013. So for more than […]

Las Vegas Cannabis Strains You Need to Try This Month (July 2018)

(All cannabinoid percentages / terpene servings are estimates that may vary from batch to batch.) Zelda #1 (Desert Grown Farms) Parent Strains: Legend OG + Orange Blossom Trail THC: 32% CBN: .5% b-Myrcene: 7 mg/g a-Pinene: 2.5 mg/g b-Pinene: 1.35 mg/g The Legend of Zelda video game series aside, the name “Zelda” makes us think […]

Cannabis Mythbusters, Part 1: 3 Myths About Cannabis Debunked

How many times have you heard someone say, “Cannabis is a gateway drug?” More times that you can probably count, right? Here’s the problem with myths and made-up facts: The more we hear them, the more powerful they become. The fact that the federal government still denies the medicinal value of cannabis is a perfect […]

5 Best Strains for Playing Video Games With Friends

In an earlier post, we talked about the top 5 video games to play while using cannabis. But not every cannabis strain goes well with video games. Some strains make you too sleepy. Others blast you so far up into the stratosphere that it’s difficult to concentrate. So what are the best strains for playing […]

Las Vegas Visitors Guide to Recreational Cannabis

Getting ready for your big trip to Las Vegas? Have questions about how to legally use recreational cannabis once you get here? Well, let’s cut to the chase and get right down to it! Here’s our Las Vegas visitors guide to recreational cannabis. How Old Do I Have to Be to Purchase Recreational Cannabis? You […]

Las Vegas Cannabis Strains You Need to Try This Month (June 2018)

(All cannabinoid percentages/terpene servings are estimates that may vary from batch to batch.) 1. Cookie Face Parent Strains: Girl Scout Cookies + Do-Si-Dos THC: 20% Limonene: 6 mg/g b-Caryophyllene: 5 mg/g b-Myrcene: 2.5 mg/g Cookie Face is, without a doubt, one of the breakout hit strains of the season. While technically an indica, this sticky, […]

5 Best Cannabis Strains for Anxiety in Las Vegas

Anxiety! Who needs it? Not you, that’s for sure. In fact, one of the reasons so many people visit Las Vegas is because they want to relax, have fun, and forget their troubles. But sometimes, our troubles follow us around like an ex that just can’t take a hint. It doesn’t matter if you’re a […]

7 Fun and Interesting Facts About Cannabis

1. George Washington Grew Hemp. Our first president didn’t just defeat the British and help create what would eventually become the most powerful country on Earth. He also grew hemp. Hemp – which comes from the same plant family as medical/recreational cannabis but contains practically no THC – was considered a cash crop during the […]

5 Best Cannabis Strains for Insomnia in Las Vegas

They say that New York is the city that never sleeps, but honestly? New York’s got nothing on Las Vegas. This town is truly open 24/7! But just because the lights never go out in Vegas doesn’t mean you should be staying up all night too. You need your sleep. And if you’re battling insomnia, […]

Can Cannabis Be Used to Treat Menopause?

Hot flashes. Mood swings. Insomnia. Low sex drive. Depression. And that’s just some of the symptoms of menopause. When you read the entire list of symptoms out loud, it sounds like you’re reading out a sentence for a crime you didn’t commit. But we’re guessing you’re already familiar with the symptoms. So let’s put those […]

Top 5 Video games to Play When You’re High

Gaming and cannabis have a long and uncomplicated history together. Gaming is fun. Cannabis makes everything better. Hence, cannabis makes gaming even more fun! Pretty simple math from our point of view. But there are some games that stand out from the rest when you mix them with Mary Jane. So in no particular order, […]

Lyft Partners with Zero Fatalities and Essence Cannabis Dispensary for First 4/20

  This April 20th marks the first year that marijuana is legal in Las Vegas. To help keep our community safe, we’ve teamed up with Zero Fatalities and Essence Cannabis Dispensary to help  combat driving under the influence of marijuana. Together, we’re bringing free ride credit to Lyft passengers on April 20th to encourage those celebrating […]

Top 5 Gift Ideas for a Cannabis Enthusiast

4/20 is fast approaching, and that means there will be all types of celebrations happening around town. Now is the perfect time to give a gift to the die-hard cannabis lover in your life. Something special. Something that really sings. Need help coming up with ideas? Here are the top 5 gift ideas for a […]

The history of 420

The History of 420: How Three Numbers Came to Represent All Things Cannabis No, it’s not the police radio code for cannabis. No, it’s not the date that Bob Marley passed away. And, nope, it’s not because if you multiply 12 and 35 (from Bob Dylan’s song “Rainy Day Women #12 & #35”), you get […]

The Best Portable Vaporizers of 2018

Looking for a portable vaporizer? You have your work cut out for you. The challenge is to find one that’s both high-quality and affordable.   But the good news is that we’ve already gone through the trouble of picking out the best vaporizers for you to try so that you can consume cannabis more easily […]

5 Great Ways to Spend 4/20 in Las Vegas

April 20, the official holiday for cannabis lovers everywhere, is only a few weeks away.   Where are you going to spend it?   Hopefully, you’ll be spending it here. With us. In Las Vegas.   After all, Vegas is “the Entertainment Capital of the World!” Where else would you want to go to celebrate […]

Essence Products of the Month – April 2018

April’s a special time of the year. Spring is in full swing. People are tossing out old junk to make room for new, bigger, and better things. And of course, we can’t forget 4/20! That’s coming up in just a few weeks! So what cannabis products should you be trying out this month? (Okay, fine. […]

8 Most Popular Cannabis Strains of All Time

It’s not easy being popular. It’s a lot of pressure. You have to constantly live up to the hype surrounding you.   But these 10 cannabis strains make being popular look easy.   Some of these strains are relatively new and made a big splash when they first arrived on the scene. Others have been […]

Can You Use Cannabis to Treat Colds and the Flu?

Crap! You’ve got a tickling sensation in the back of your throat, and it won’t go away. Maybe it’s nothing. Maybe you just inhaled some dust and your throat is irritated. But the next day, the tickling has transformed into a full-on ache. You’re congested, you’ve got a cough, and your nose is running faster […]

Cannabis For Different Age Groups

How young is too young to be using cannabis? And while we’re on the subject, how old is too old to be using it? Is there an age ceiling somewhere? A point when it’s time to put down the blunt and start taking up more appropriate recreational activities…like Bingo? Not necessarily. Let’s explore the issue […]

5 Organizations Fighting For Legal Cannabis That You Can Support

It finally happened! Cannabis is legal in all fifty states and Washington D.C., and its Schedule 1 status has been removed. People can now use cannabis anywhere without fear of being prosecuted! It’s a nice dream, right? Well, that dream could very well become a reality one day. Remember: California was the first state to […]

Cannabis and Productivity

Couch-lock! That familiar feeling we get when we’ve smoked or vaped or eaten too much cannabis, and now we’re lost in a world that consists solely of our couch, the TV, and the bag of potato chips sitting on the coffee table that are WAY too far away for us to actually reach over and […]

Concentrates 101: Why Try Them?

What are cannabis concentrates, and why should you care about them, let alone try them? Besides, maybe you love bud, so why not just stick with that? “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and all that jazz. Fair enough. Trust us, we love dried flower as much as the next person, and we’re not […]

The 10 Best Dispensaries in Nevada

Nevada – the land of Vegas, casinos, and some of Hunter S. Thompson’s most extraordinary adventures. Considering its “anything goes” reputation, you’d think that cannabis would have been legalized a long time ago. In fact, pot laws were rather strict up until it legalized medicinal cannabis in 2000 then recreation weed in 2016. So now […]