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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 need to be 21 years of age or older.

What Do I Have to Bring With Me in Order to Purchase Recreational Cannabis?

Just yourself and a valid, government-issued photo ID!

How Much Cannabis Can I Buy?

You can buy up to 1 ounce of cannabis PER transaction.

During What Hours Can I Purchase Cannabis?

Essence Cannabis Dispensary has two locations in Las Vegas and one location in the nearby city of Henderson. Here are our hours of operation:

Las Vegas Strip location: Mon-Sun, 10 AM – 3 AM

Tropicana West location: Mon-Sun, 10 AM – 3 AM

Henderson location: Mon-Sun, 8 AM – 11 PM

Can I Use a Credit or Debit Card to Pay For Cannabis?

Unfortunately, you can’t. You can only pay for recreational cannabis using cash.

But if you forget to bring cash or you’re not sure how much to bring, don’t sweat it. We’ve got ATMs at each of our locations for your convenience.

Where Can I Legally Consume Cannabis?

According to Nevada law, you are only permitted to consume cannabis inside a private residence.

What’s the Fine For Consuming Cannabis in Public?

It’s pretty steep: $600!

Can I Consume Cannabis Inside a Motor Vehicle?

No! And if you’re caught driving while under the influence of cannabis, you’ll be charged with a DUI.

Can I Consume Cannabis in a Casino?

No. Casinos are regulated in part by the federal government and cannabis is still illegal under federal law.

Can I Consume Cannabis in a Hotel?

No, hotels don’t allow you to consume cannabis on their property.

However, if you’re looking for cannabis-friendly room accommodations, visit The Travel Joint.

Can You Recommend Some Fun Things to Do While I’m in Las Vegas?

Of course!

We actually wrote a post on things to do in Las Vegas while celebrating 4/20, but you can do most of the activities listed on it year-round.

You can also:

  • Check out our downtown arts festival First Friday Las Vegas (first Friday of the month)
  • Take a stroll down the Las Vegas Freemont Street Experience
  • Get tickets to any one of Vegas’s mind-blowing Cirque Du Soleil shows
  • Go hiking in Red Rock Canyon (go early in the morning for this one in order to avoid the heat)

Can I Take Cannabis Back Home With Me?

Sorry, but you can’t.

We know how frustrating that might be for some of you, especially for visitors who are traveling directly from cannabis-legal states like California.

But the law is the law, and federal law states that cannabis can’t be transported across state lines.

You can’t bring cannabis here, and you can’t take it back home with you. In this case, what happens in Vegas really needs to stay in Vegas!

Have additional questions about how to legally use recreational cannabis in Las Vegas? Contact us at any of our locations, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions!

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