Las Vegas is proud of its reputation as Sin City. Here, you can drink all day and night, gamble your life’s savings, skip sleep for days on end and eat a near infinite quantity of lobster. A Vegas vacation isn’t supposed to be an opportunity to improve your health and wellbeing; it is a time to indulge your baser instincts and do the things you’ve only ever dreamed of.
Even so, the Strip — the epicenter of Las Vegas debauchery — is hesitant to introduce the latest and greatest legal sin: cannabis. Though dispensaries are legal in Nevada, you won’t find a one on the Strip; it simply isn’t zoned for that kind of retail business. Fortunately, you can find a few quality pot shops close to the Strip, if you know where to look.
Essence claims that it is the only dispensary located truly on the Strip — but given that there is plenty of dispute regarding the boundaries of the Strip, and that the dispensary’s Las Vegas Boulevard location is just a bit too far north, most visitors and locals are dubious about this claim. Regardless, Essence is easily reached on foot from major resorts on the Strip, and it could be the dispensary Las Vegas can offer closest to your accommodations.
Fortunately, Essence is a beautiful and well-stocked dispensary worthy of your patronage. Sleek and attractive, with white marble and natural wood décor, the store itself feels like a high-end tech shop mixed with an art gallery lobby. With more than 50 strains on offer in the form of flower or prerolls, you are sure to find something to get you in the Vegas mindset. You can also find all manner of edibles, concentrates and topicals, if you want to experiment during your trip.