Las Vegas, aka Sin City will be adding a new “sin” to their repertoire this year and be at the leading edge of the cannabis industry with consumption lounges, but coming off the recent pandemic, patrons are ready to rethink puff, puff, pass and looking for new ways to celebrate this time-honored ritual.
For years cannabis consumers have been sitting or standing in the proverbial social circle puff, puff, passing their wonderful bud to their closest friends and often newly found friends. Americans across the country have come together over the years due to the long federal prohibition of the plant. People would join in circles of solidarity because they were breaking the law and in turn created a cultural ritual.
While the camaraderie they are building with each other is a wonderful thing, it’s time to use this communal smoke to educate and elevate the industry. This is where Las Vegas can lead the way with their consumption lounges scheduled to open this year and give its patrons an educational experience, instead of just a spot to smoke weed.
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic Las Vegas averaged 46 million tourists a year and those numbers are starting to come back. In other cities, it has been found that cannabis-minded tourists tend to go places where they feel welcome and many are looking for the next Amsterdam where they will be able to sit, enjoy and partake. Vegas could be that New Amsterdam for cannabis.
Napa Valley is well known for its wine tastings at its vast vineyards and there is no reason that Las Vegas can’t take on that same concept for cannabis with a bit of technology, it’s quite possible to easily offer that elevated service through vape products.
Vape products seem more accessible and less daunting to novice cannabis users and can provide the consumer with a less harsh experience on one’s throat if they are looking to smoke the product. Vape pens are also easier for novice consumers to use who might not be adept at rolling a joint or packing a bowl and a bong. They also allow for consumers to try several different products in one sitting if the lounges are willing to invest in the technology.
Small dose, vape products, simplify and diversify the experience for the tourists who are looking to purchase product, but not a large amount because they are unable to consume a great amount during their short stays. It also allows a consumption lounge to serve up a flight of strains or a flight of terpenes and gives its patrons an experience to find the perfect product that benefits them best. It also allows the lounge a better opportunity to sell more products to its customers.
The Oh!Snap from the Blinc Group is one of those small dose products that provide the consumer with a 0.1 to 0.3g cartridge with and screw onto any system that fits a standard 510 battery, making it universally adaptable to any battery, essentially a one hitter for the vape industry. This allows the budtenders to guide the canna curious through their products, through different strains, through distillate or live resin, through various flavor profiles terpenes, allowing their customers to find their perfect fit and an enjoyable experience.
This also helps to inform the consumer of what they might want to get when they get home and helps to grow the industry with educated cannabis consumers. Las Vegas can expose visitors from around the world with the latest and greatest strains, leading genetics and leading technology, finally allowing the U.S to take its place as a true industry leader.
Las Vegas truly can take a business that is looked upon as a purely recreational venue and turn it into and educational cannabis oasis for the weary cannabis tourist. This is the time to disregard the mantra, “What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas.” We want people to recognize that Las Vegas as the New Amsterdam of cannabis and the place to turn for an elevated cannabis experience.