1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Legal Marijuana in Las Vegas/Nevada - What happens next?

Discussion in 'Vegas After Dark' started by Sonya, Nov 14, 2016.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. grosx2

    grosx2 Have fun storming the castle!

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    3,010
    Location:
    Chicago
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    29
  2. marksind

    marksind VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    Messages:
    1,109
    Location:
    Seattle
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    75
    So what's been the experience of people here using marijuana in Las Vegas?

    Personally, I've taken it with me in one form or another for several years. Never had a problem with TSA, either in a carry-on or checked bag. I like table games like pai gow poker or blackjack while stoned. Craps would be too intense. I don't think it's affected my decision making, though a couple of times the dealer has had to remind me it's my turn. And obviously, all the lights at night are fantastic.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    13,978
    Location:
    Somewhere in Middle America
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    70
    I would think that the casino operators would LOVE having laid-back and very mellow people in the casinos.

    LOL, the mini-bars in the rooms would be a literal gold mine! :) :)
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  4. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    18,401
    Location:
    TN
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    • Like Like x 1
  5. mcander

    mcander Tourist

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2014
    Messages:
    58
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    60
    The last time I stayed in Central City/Black Hawk Co, I had to sign a form saying I would not smoke weed in the casino. There was a
    dispensary about a block away. I don`t recall anything regarding edibles :D
     
  6. gguerra

    gguerra High-Roller

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Messages:
    661
    Location:
    Sunny South Texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    24
    • Like Like x 1
  7. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Messages:
    6,380
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    35
    So how long before you can ask for a toking room instead of a smoking room? I can see it now, you can request a smoking room, a toking room and a non-smoking/non-toking room. :poke:
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  8. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 1999
    Messages:
    34,633
    Location:
    Western Washington
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    24
    You gotta read further back on the thread. Don't expect casinos to allow open smoking for some time.
     
  9. topcard

    topcard Celebrating 40 Years of Vegas Trips in 2020!

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2012
    Messages:
    6,776
    Location:
    Fort Worth
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    94
    When I was there last month, a lot of people were openly smoking on Fremont, under the canopy...(on a Friday evening/night).
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  10. mdm4sfest

    mdm4sfest VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Messages:
    1,386
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    19
    Im no avid smoker myself, I think 7 times in the last 15 years when in a group atmosphere. But I wouldnt mind one day seeing pre-rolled blunts at an ABC store.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  11. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    18,401
    Location:
    TN
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
  12. Knucklehead69

    Knucklehead69 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2013
    Messages:
    368
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    40
    I live in CO so can maybe share my experience of how it's going here. I'll start by saying I don't smoke so I'm seeing it from the outside looking in. The law here is you cannot smoke in public so it's not like there are people on every corner smoking. I would expect (Hope) that it would be the same in Vegas. In reality, the only way you would know that it's legal here is that you pass by the dispensaries with the standard green cross on the sign. Contrary to what people in non legal states seem to think, the whole state doesn't just sit around smoking all day. The vast majority of people who didn't smoke before, still don't smoke after it became legal. It's just easier to get for the people who do.
    Being it's Vegas I'm really anxious to see how this works out...considering the whole "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" mentality.
     
  13. smartone

    smartone VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    8,398
    Location:
    Northern Nevada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    233
    Whoo-Hooo... I'm gettin' me some... I haven't smoked since 1984... I'm 59 now... on the news, it says I go to the Bud Bar and speak with a Budtender (I love these names), then I'm buyin' a new bong and a case of frozen burritos (we already have a microwave). Happy July 1st in Nevada!!!

    I'm told I don't even need to clean out all the seeds like the old days, when I used to use a double album cover and a drivers license (no credit card then) and lift the brown Mexican weed up the side of the cover so the seeds would drop into the crack! YAY progress!!!

    Then I need to learn how to play some video games!!! Call of Duty here I come!
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  14. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 1999
    Messages:
    34,633
    Location:
    Western Washington
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    24
    :haha: Whatever you do, don't ask the Budtender if you can buy a lid. I always enjoyed the "pop" when you discovered you missed a seed.

    One of the difficult parts of legal marijuana as a consumer is all the choices you have. They will ask you what strains you prefer and inundate you with numbers/percentages of CBD, CBA, THC, etc. One friend said it made him miss the good old days where there was no option - Your guy either had something or he didn't.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Wow! Wow! x 1
  15. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Messages:
    3,099
    Location:
    Derby City, Kentucky
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    110
    I gave it up in 1987 and tried it again after a twenty seven year absence. This stuff they grow today is nothing that your system will be familiar with. You might want to start with sitting down in a quiet room. However, I highly recommend the edibles, I'm looking forward to a pocketful of those and a session at the Sigma Derby.
     
  16. smartone

    smartone VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    8,398
    Location:
    Northern Nevada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    233
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2017
  17. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 1999
    Messages:
    34,633
    Location:
    Western Washington
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    24
    Thanks for sharing. I put it on Facebook, but forgot to add it here. Doh!
     
  18. johnnytwofingers

    johnnytwofingers Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2012
    Messages:
    315
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    8
    I think there's a huge difference in Vegas, for starters tourists don't live there, so they can't smoke at home (which from what I read, most people prefer to do).

    Another concern is, Vegas is where you go wild, so there will be a lot of inexperienced people trying it for the first time ever, or the first time in 10-20 years.

    And to make it worse:

    "The drug's potency is much higher than stuff sold on the streets a couple of decades ago. Edibles are the biggest concern because the effects can sneak up on pot newbies, who may take too much without realizing they're slowly getting high. All packaged edibles, from gummies to brownies, must carry labels warning that the intoxicating effects may be delayed for two hours or more and that users should initially eat a small amount."

    Fining people on the street, and not allowing lounges where you can smoke, is going to result in a lot of people using edibles, which is WAY more inconsistent, unpredictable, and dangerous than smoking. Things like the time lag and tolerance can easily result in taking way too much, and it's not that this is particularly harmful, but passing out 5 blocks from your hotel for 5 hours in Vegas is generally not a good idea. One personal anecdotal experience....now this only happened once, one of the first times I used edibles. I apparently took too much so I went to bed because I knew I was down for the count. Once I got to bed and it kicked in, I was more or less conscious the whole time, but I literally could not move a muscle. If I had to get up, I don't think I could have. I'm pretty sure this is a fairly rare and extreme reaction, but it's the type of thing that can happen due to inexperience - alcohol can be just as bad or worse, but they are somewhat different, and most Vegas goers have experience with alcohol.

    I'm from Vancouver, people smoke pretty openly here. If you go down into the bar areas, you'll see groups of people outside bars smoking. It's not like when you were a teenager huddled around a joint, it's pretty much the exact same thing as people being out smoking a cigarette. This is a far safer way to approach it. Vegas is still going to have the problem of first time users doing it in Vegas, but smoking seems far less problematic than edibles to me.

    Either way, I can't wait to see what happens, I can't imagine it will be completely anti-climatic. :haha:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    18,401
    Location:
    TN
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    Do doubt folks will be smoking it in hotels. Street smoking too - though probably a bit more discreet - if there is such a thing.
     
  20. Richard Alpert

    Richard Alpert LOST

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    8,736
    Location:
    The Island
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    11
    Just reading this thread still gives me the...

    munchies.jpg

    RICHARD
     
    Return of the Alperts!
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.