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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 […]

4 Tips for Surviving Black Friday in Las Vegas

Got your Black Friday battle armor yet? Ha ha. Sounds like we’re joking, right? Naw. We’ve seen enough videos of Black Friday shoppers beating each other senseless over flat-screens and LEGO kits. Better to have the armor and not need it than to need it and not have it. But if armor isn’t your thing, […]

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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industries Chicago they can accompany the acquiring its growth those the owner Nevada based marijuana stores in cultivation facility in a deal valued at about 290 million dollars the deal that gets Green thumb dispensary come the Las Vegas Strip in a minute from wgn radio Read More

KSNV (NBC) — News 3 Today

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 […]

KLAS-LV (CBS) — 8 News Now Good Day

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

KLAS-LV (CBS) — 8 News Now at 5 PM

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]