One year after the launch of recreational marijuana sales in Nevada, and the local cannabis industry continues to make state and national headlines. With more than $304 million dollars in recreational marijuana sales in less than 12 months of legal sales under its belt, it’s clear that the green rush has brought a wave of interest and growth to Sin City. As the city also celebrates its first anniversary of recreational marijuana sales on July 1, dozens of downtown Las Vegas venues will be participating in a community-wide scavenger hunt that is, of course, ‘420’ themed.
Celebrating Cannabis, Culture and DTLV in a Community Scavenger Hunt ‘on Weed’
Since the launch of the adult-use legal market, changes to the Las Vegas landscape can be seen and felt across the city. From a dispensary with a drive-thru to the world’s first cannabis farmers market, the cannabis industry is finding a home, especially in Downtown Las Vegas.
The Paiute people build the world’s largest dispensary and drive-thru
After Recreational marijuana sales began, one of the newest sights in Downtown Las Vegas is NuWu Cannabis Marketplace. Located just two blocks away from the Fremont Street Experience, NuWu is the largest recreational cannabis store not only in Vegas, but on the planet.
The massive dispensary and marketplace is located on Native American tribal lands and boasts a 24-hour drive-thru that is also the first of its kind. NuWu, which means ‘new people’ in Paiute, is owned and operated by the Paiute tribe, making the dispensary a vital part of the state’s history and community. The tribe and dispensary also made history last year when they signed a deal with the Las Vegas Lights as the first marijuana dispensary to sponsor a US sports team.
Las Vegas, home of the world’s first marijuana farmers’ market
Downtown Las Vegas is also now home to the first ever cannabis farmers market. Launched by Acres Cannabis on April 20th, 2018, ‘The Underground’ as it’s called, is more than your run of the mill dispensary experience. Thoughtfully incorporated into an open kitchen, live flower trimming displays, and cannabis-themed exhibits, The Underground can only be found by walking through a secret tunnel. After making their way through the tunnel and into the market itself, visitors interact with and learn from staff, all while experiencing cannabis in an entirely new and accessible way.
Connecting cannabis, people, and culture through art and education
Another venue hoping to bring education and entertainment into the realm of cannabis-themed experiences is the Cannabition Immersive Cannabis Museum at Neonopolis. The interactive cannabis-themed museum will celebrate education, art, and culture through series of immersive exhibits designed to create a ‘true marijuana experience’. The museum, which will open the same weekend as the Life is Beautiful Festival, enjoys strong local support and has even garnered national attention for the 23ft ‘Bongzilla’ that will be featured as a cornerstone exhibit.
The fun starts the first weekend of July!
While Cannabition isn’t opening until September, the museum’s Downtown-wide scavenger hunt, hosted by some of your favorite DTLV venues, the ‘420 Hunt,’ will highlight the sights, tastes, sounds, and experiences that abound while exploring Fremont Street and the Downtown area. Participants will earn the chance to win huge prizes, including custom pieces by Jerome Baker Designs and My Bud Vase!
Celebrate the First Anniversary of Cannabis Sales with Cannabition
Cannabition’s Hunt will be launched to onsite at Neonopolis the first weekend of July and will coincide with the venue’s the first live art installation. Ready to register yourself or your team for a chance win? Sign up at Cannabition.com and follow us on social for clues and bonus hints!