The Birth of the Marijuana Megastore?

The Birth of the Marijuana Megastore?

Finding a place to consume cannabis in Las Vegas can be a bit of a gamble, but a new state-of-the-art dispensary is likely to make Sin City weed shoppers feel like they’ve hit the pot jackpot.

While Cannabis is legal in Las Vegas, finding a place to use it is another story. Consuming weed in a public place or car is illegal, as is smoking it in your hotel, unless you have the explicit permission of the owner — which none have reportedly granted as of the time of this writing. The only option for using pot in Las Vegas is knowing — or finding someone — who will let you smoke your weed or eat your edibles on their private property.

But while finding a place in Vegas to take a hit can be a bit of a drag, shopping for weed there is not.

The city is now home to Planet 13, a new dispensary that sells flowers, edibles, and concentrates. Planet 13 is just like any other dispensary in the country except that it is absolutely enormous.

According to, the first phase of the store, which has already opened, includes 40,000 square feet, with more than 16,500 square feet of cannabis retail space. When all phases are completed, the mega-store will total 112,000 square feet — more than enough to handle thousands of customers daily.

The Next Big Thing?

Conveniently located near the famed Las Vegas Strip, Planet 13 is more than just a dispensary — it’s built to be a complete experience, from the moment you see the building until you leave.

Upon entering, you’ll see 15-foot-tall LED lotus flowers on the roof of the building — flowers that you can actually control. There’s also an interactive floor, an aerial orb show, and interactive laser art. You could easily forget you’re actually there to buy some weed.

Planet 13 is amazing, but it’s safe to say similar stores wouldn’t work everywhere. The LED lights, outdoor water feature, interactive floor, and other experiences are, of course, perfect for Las Vegas, but would likely be a little much for smaller cities or towns.

And, of course, there’s still that pesky issue of legalization to deal with.

But, hey, next time you're in Vegas, be sure to check out Planet 13. And we wish you best of luck in trying to find a place to enjoy your stash once you do.