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Can You Smoke Weed In A Las Vegas Casino?

Advice for weed smokers visiting Las Vegas

By Casey Rycano
updated February 18, 2020

Where should I stay in Las Vegas so I can smoke recreational weed?

I’ve been traveling to Las Vegas for work and pleasure several times a year for many years now. Because I’m in the cannabis industry and I’m known as a frequent cannabis user, people often ask me where I stay when I’m in Vegas. I thought I’d write this post in order to answer your questions about legal marijuana and finding a place to stay in Vegas.

Personally, I always stay at a casino when I’m there. For one, I like to gamble, but secondly, most of the events and meetings I attend are at or near the casinos. Not to mention, all of the entertainment and dining options available, I always stay at a casino. When I’m there for work or vacation, I like to have a good time. Although I do drink occasionally, I’m more of a weed smoker. So I need to have a hotel room where I can privately smoke.

With the steady decline of tobacco use in the US over the last few decades, even Las Vegas has decreased their supply of hotel smoking rooms. But there are still plenty of options available if you know where to go. In fact, compared to most cities where the only smoking rooms you’ll find anymore are at budget motels, some of the best casino hotels on The Strip have accommodations for guests who smoke.

Which Vegas casinos have smoking rooms or private balconies?

This list below shows the Las Vegas casinos that offer smoking rooms. These selections clearly show smoking rooms (or private balcony) in their hotel.com room classification descriptions. If you don’t see “smoking” in any of the room names, it means smoking rooms are sold out for your selected dates. There are other casino hotels that have smoking rooms, but they list it as merely a “preference”, which means they reserve the right to switch it on you if they run out. We don’t want that. The ones I’ve listed designate “smoking” as the room classification and if they sell out of those rooms, they won’t show them as available. Here’s a screenshot of what you should see in the room’s description heading and the list of the places I recommend:

Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Off the Strip For those who prefer to be close to The Strip but not on it, check out these properties:

Downtown Las Vegas (Fremont Street) If you like the “old Vegas” downtown vibe, try these places:

Booking your room through these links still gets you the same best price as you would otherwise get on Hotels.com or Booking.com, but green tripz does get a small commission to help them maintain the directory. Thanks!

Where can I buy weed near the Las Vegas Strip?

Wherever you are in Las Vegas, you’re probably not far from a recreational dispensary. There is one located on The Strip and many more in close proximity. The same is true for the downtown/Fremont street area. You can find the closest recreational dispensary in Las Vegas here. If you’re wondering how much you can purchase, how much you can possess, what proof of age you need in order to purchase, check out the Las Vegas marijuana travel guide.

Are Las Vegas casinos 420-friendly?

Las Vegas casinos are 420-tolerant and they have been for decades. Let’s face it, the casinos have always have been tolerant of a lot of things, as long as no one gets hurt and they keep the place packed with gamblers and tourists from all over the world. Vegas casinos are some of the few places in the U.S. that have no cutoff time for alcohol sales and let you smoke cigarettes almost anywhere. So yeah, they are marijuana-tolerant.

But while they are fully tolerant of cannabis use by their guests, they can’t be publicly 420-friendly. When Nevada legalized marijuana for all adults over the age of 21 in 2017, the casino industry had to address the new reality. Because even though marijuana is now legal in the state of Nevada, it’s not yet legal on the federal level. The most important aspect of their businesses, gambling, is tightly regulated by federal banking and gaming laws.

In order to make it completely clear to federal authorities that they don’t do anything that violates federal law, the casino industry leaders collectively agreed they would not openly embrace the cannabis industry. They decided they would not host cannabis industry events, not market specifically to cannabis users, and do everything they can to distance themselves from the marijuana industry until it becomes legal at a federal level. But that’s only for their business relationships with the cannabis industry. This doesn’t affect you, the cannabis user, visiting their casinos.

The casinos know a large number of their guests are stopping by the pot shop a few blocks away. You will quickly find out you’re in like-minded company if you book a smoking room in a Vegas casino. You’ll know as soon as the elevator doors open on the smoking rooms floor, as you smell the familiar aroma. It’s obvious that weed is being smoked in at least half of the rooms on the smoking floors.

Can I smoke marijuana on a Las Vegas casino floor?

For a cigarette smoker, Las Vegas is an oasis in a land increasingly hostile to tobacco use. You can smoke cigarettes in most Vegas casinos, including their bars, and many still have smoking hotel rooms. Of course, being a “smoker” can now also mean “cannabis smoker”, so let’s be clear that there is a big difference.

Just because you can smoke a cigarette in the casino, that doesn’t translate to marijuana. Yes, weed is legal in Las Vegas, but the laws of consumption are the same as in all legalized states. No, you can’t smoke weed while sitting at a blackjack table or slot machine. Cannabis smoking is restricted to being done in private (your room). And remember, there are cameras everywhere on the casino floor. You’re better off not breaking these rules. If you’re caught doing it on the casino floor, they will ask you to leave.

Please be discreet and respectful with your legal weed smoking. Just because it’s legalized, it doesn’t mean you can do it anywhere. There are plenty of people who don’t appreciate it the way you do. Keep that in mind and you’ll have a great time in Las Vegas.

This is just a general guide and is NOT intended as legal advice. Please refer to state laws and hotel policies for exact laws and regulations.

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Your Visitor’s Guide to Recreational Cannabis on the Las Vegas Strip

Districts that voted in favor of the Question 2 ballot initiative in 2016.

When was marijuana legalized in Nevada?

Nevada legalized medicinal cannabis on November 7th, 2000. It would take another 15 years until the very first medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors, though. Full legalization of cannabis for ages 21 and up was passed on November 8th, 2016 thanks to the Nevada Marijuana Legalization Initiative, or Question 2.

Is it legal to possess marijuana in Vegas?

Up to 3.5 grams of cannabis concentrates or hash on a single person also is penalty free.

There are no penalties for possession of paraphernalia by people 21 years of age or older.

Anyone with a valid medical marijuana card who is at least 18 years of age can also legally purchase marijuana in Nevada.

Where can you smoke marijuana in Las Vegas?

What does that mean for you?

At the federal level, cannabis is still classified as an illegal, schedule 1 substance.

In Las Vegas it is illegal to smoke or consume marijuana in public, in a vehicle, or on any federal land. You may be at risk of a fine or potential jail-time if you are stopped by a federal officer of any capacity including federal park rangers.

Can I smoke marijuana in my hotel room?
Can I consume cannabis in a casino?

What are the state penalties if you are stopped by law enforcement?

While violating Nevada State marijuana consumption laws is categorized as a misdemeanor, it still can result in up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine, and/or community service.

Is it legal to drive while under the influence of cannabis?

Taking cannabis products across state lines remains illegal, and would result in a felony conviction if you were arrested for it. We do not advise transportation of any cannabis products across state lines for any reason.

What is the legal cannabis limit in Las Vegas?

  1. the substance has impaired the driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle safely, OR
  2. the driver’s blood contains 2 nanograms per ml. of marijuana (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) or 5 nanograms per ml. of marijuana metabolite (11-OH-tetrahydrocannabinol).
    What the law fails to mention is how a nanogram per ml compares to an actual cannabis dose. Because the amount of THC you consume from smoking flower depends on a lot of factors, we’re going to look at a cartridge for our example.

2 nanograms per milliliter is equal to .002 milligrams a liter. The average human body contains roughly 5 liters of blood. How much THC would you need in your system to fail a blood test? Just .010 milligrams.

One puff from a cartridge tested at 25% THC would put your immediate blood level at 0.13mg of THC per liter, well over the .002mg per liter set by Nevada law. Marijuana metabolite can remain in your system much longer making it nearly impossible to pass a blood test for marijuana if you’ve had any within a month.

What’s your best option? Don’t drive. There are plenty of other ways to get around Las Vegas, and you can even take a hop on/hop off dispensary tour if you want to see everything cannabis-related the city has to offer.

How can I apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Vegas?

  1. Fill out your registry request and mail it to the Division of Public and Behavioral Health along with a $25 money order or check made payable to the same.
  2. You’ll need approval from a Physician that is licensed in Nevada. You can find local physicians in your area by visiting the Nevada Department of Health site.

Can I apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Las Vegas if I am not from Nevada?

  • Possess a current, valid MM card from your home state.
  • Your home state must exempt cardholders from medical marijuana use-related prosecution: for example, a Washington State card holder.
  • Your home state must require approval from a physician before a MM card may be issued.
  • Your home state must maintain an up-to-date MM card database that Nevada state authorities can access in order to verify your home state’s medical marijuana card validity.

Can I give marijuana to a friend?

If you accept a payment for any marijuana product, it becomes a sales transaction. Outside of a dispensary, that transaction is still illegal.

Can my employer drug test me for smoking marijuana in Las Vegas?

What does a minor in Vegas need to know about cannabis?

What are the penalties for violating age-related cannabis laws in NV?
  • Falsely representing oneself as 21+ and attempting to purchase marijuana is a misdemeanor charge.
  • Minors loitering or entering a cannabis store may receive up to a $500 fine.

What’s the safest way to store your marijuana?

Make your cannabis purchase kid-proof.

Keep all of your marijuana products in your hotel-room safe. This is one of the smartest ways to store your cannabis. Set the code at random (as long as you can remember it) and you can rest easy knowing that no one other than yourself will have access to it.

Keep your cannabis products in child-resistant packaging. There is a range of tamper-proof containers and bags that are very difficult for young children to open. If you don’t have a room-safe, keep your containers in a high, out of the way place.

Only buy what you will consume. Another option is to only buy what you are going to consume that day. Keep all cannabis products on your person and you can avoid having anything left out that a child or teenager could get into.

The Nevada Government has a great informational resource for parents. Determining when to and how to talk to a child about drugs and alcohol can be difficult. The roadmap they’ve provided can make these conversations a little bit easier.

Where can you consume cannabis? Do you need an mmj card? Our tourist guide to cannabis on the Las Vegas Strip answers all of these questions and more. ]]>