At the July 1 anniversary for recreational cannabis was celebrated in Nevada, the changes in the Las Vegas landscape and culture are palpable. This shift paved the way for a vast and expansive industry of dispensaries, cannabis-based activities and excursions, and plenty of other related canna-business adventures. The launch of recreational marijuana in Las Vegas enjoyed its first anniversary with a community-wide Scavenger Hunt focused on, you guessed it, the cannabis community.
The Cannabis Industry Grows Roots in Las Vegas
What’s been lovingly known by the world as Sin City had a new industry in its hands and given the already existing legendary tourism industry of the city, the cannabis industry exploded into an industry estimated to sell $390 million in retail sales throughout the state.
And for Nevada, the $30 million in tax revenue has gone towards primarily enforcing the legalized cannabis industry but also to schools and education funding, an issue that persists in several more states across the country.
Las Vegas establishes itself as a leader in innovation and regulation
Along with its neighbor Denver, Colorado, the cannabis industry Las Vegas has become a pioneer in normalizing the once controversial act of consuming cannabis, by taking regulation of the cannabis plant by the horns.
In Denver, groups such as Loopr offer cannabis-themed tours and activities, while Bud Crawls Vegas has helped introduce the public to a new, social aspect to cannabis-oriented activities previously considered taboo, especially in Sin City.
Celebrating the Culture of Cannabis and Las Vegas at Cannabition
Opening in heart of Downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street, Cannabition will combine cannabis and education with stunning art exhibits telling about the process of growing the plant itself. The first attraction of its kind, Cannabition will not only be visually stunning, but each exhibit will teach audiences about cannabis in a never-before-experienced way.