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10 Best Amsterdam Cannabis Coffeeshops to Visit

Early this year, news on the shuttering of Amsterdam’s oldest coffeeshop spooked smokers round the world. Many feared the fate of Mellow Yellow, established in 1972, would befall more Dutch cannabis dispensaries. Evolving national legislation has indeed forced closures, though often in connection to specific circumstances, such as proximity to a school. According to a report published in June by independent research bureau INTRAVAL, Amsterdam had 288 coffeeshops in 1999 and by 2016, only 173.

While the Netherlands was ahead of the curve in decriminalization and the fostering of an open, informative environment—coffeeshops often have signs and multilingual flyers offering tips for getting high safely—dispensaries here lag in one practice: specifying THC and CBD percentages. Rarely can dealers advise on the subject, and even the most detailed menus use emoticons, not chemical compounds, to communicate a particular strain’s effects.


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Still, if there’s one trait the Dutch capital possesses in volume, it’s dynamism. Amsterdam has always been avant-garde of social progress. In this year’s national elections, the city cast most votes for the Greens – a leftist party so named for espousing environmental priorities, though inevitably also associated with their other verdant leanings. Notable, too, is INTRAVAL’s calculation that Amsterdam still has one coffeeshop per every 4,907 residents, and that the nationwide decline feared originally “has somewhat stablised.”

So while the outlook for dispensaries in the Netherlands is not cloud-free, the landscape remains fertile and varied, as the 10 Amsterdam coffeeshops below attest to. These are our picks for the best places to stop, sip a coffee, and sample both new and classic strains the next time you’re in the Netherlands. 

Amsterdam Cannabis Coffeeshop: Green House(Courtesy of Green House)

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 191, 1012 EW Amsterdam

One day Green House Centrum may be considered the Studio 54 of coffeeshops. Opposite the dealers’ bar, gold-framed photos crowd the wall, proving how many celebs have been proud patrons. Rihanna and Kid Cudi may not surprise, but older-school Hollywooders, such as George Clooney and Wesley Snipes, smile down too. Frequently appearing in portraits is Green House Seed Co. owner Arjan Roskam, now globally known as a Strain Hunter in the eponymous VICE/HBO documentary series. Alongside its three Amsterdam coffeeshop branches, the company does genetics development and purveys its own exclusive seeds. It has earned oodles of accolades, winning 42 Cannabis Cup awards to date. The slender chalice trophies all glimmer in their display boxes under dimmed lighting, fitting right in with the venue’s Egyptian-palace-meets-Vegas parlor vibe.

Amsterdam Cannabis Coffeeshop: Tweede Kamer(Courtesy of Tweede Kamer)

Heisteeg 6, 1012 WC Amsterdam

In Dutch, Tweede Kamer means “second room,” which is apt for a place providing cannabis users with a third space. Interestingly, it is also what folks here call the Netherlands’ House of Representatives, causing some amusing mix-ups in Amsterdam-centric conversations. Forget politics though, this coffeeshop attracts everyone—Dutch hip-hop heads, introspective Euro backpackers, sweet North American retirees, et al. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in style: Art Deco lamps, portraits of old Dutch royalty, and seafoam-colored walls that up the classiness level from legal to regal. Kind and easy to talk to, the dealers double as capable baristas, serving coffee from Australian micro-roaster Lot Sixty One.

Amsterdam Cannabis Coffeeshop: Grey Area(Courtesy of Grey Area)

Oude Leliestraat 2, 1015 AW Amsterdam

In the heart of the Grachtengordel—Amsterdam’s canal ring, today a designated UNESCO World Heritage site—a bouncer can be found shepherding the line outside Grey Area. “You’ll get hit by a bike,” he gently warns tourists on the sidewalk. Inside, the shoebox-size coffeeshop feels part punk club, part Western Union office. Stickers paper the walls and queuing customers bifurcate the room: on one side, a small bar with a Volcano Vaporizer; on the other, a few tables and chairs. Despite the dust-covered behind-the-counter clutter, the buds are some of the freshest in town. It’s not for nothing Grey Area has won multiple Cannabis Cup and Amsterdam Unity Cup awards.

Amsterdam Cannabis Coffeeshop: Boerejongens(Courtesy of Boerejongens)

Baarsjesweg 239, 1058 AA Amsterdam

The olden-days apothecary aesthetic is new to Amsterdam. Most coffeeshops came on the scene between the late 70s and the early 90s, when design was heavy on synthetics and Bob Marley was still pot’s poster boy. But Boerejongens, this year celebrating a decade’s existence, counters that. Their three locations have lab-like interiors warmly offset with Art Deco furnishings, and staffed by affable white-coated dealers and doormen with the demeanor of bellhops more than bouncers. The company works with cannabis seed purveyors Amsterdam Genetics, who have helped Boerejongens gain repute for their high-quality menu, including a uniquely wide array of hash. Although the West branch prohibits smoking of anything on the premises, its hours, 7AM-10PM, fulfill the walk-in-smoke-out desire of many locals.

Amsterdam Cannabis Coffeeshop: La Tertulia(Courtesy of Karina Hof)

Prinsengracht 312, 1016 HX Amsterdam

While many coffeeshops have an unshakable bro-y ethos, La Tertulia is, refreshingly, run by a mother-daughter team. Now in its 35th year of operation, the place is bright, well ventilated, and plant-filled. It is situated in the picture-postcard neighborhood of the Jordaan, on the same canal as the Anne Frank House and a stroll from some of Amsterdam’s most beloved open-air markets. Accordingly, the venue attracts a more mature, artier clientele and, um, some occasional Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. There are two levels of generous seating, and bistro-like chairs and tables are set up outside, where an homage-to-Van Gogh mural serves as the backdrop. 

Amsterdam Cannabis Coffeeshop: The Bulldog(InnaFelker/iStock)

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 90, 1012 GJ Amsterdam

Like its canine mascot, The Bulldog brand is spirited, tenacious, unmistakably present in its wide stance, and cutely butch. Established in 1975 in a former sex shop, The First was not only the business’s original location, but also one of the earliest incarnations of the modern-day Dutch dispensary. Company owner Henk de Vries claims coinage of the word “coffeeshop,” saying it came from trying to capture the “coffeehouse feeling” that his space offered residents of the surrounding Red Light District. Today the company has a whole litter of coffeeshops and gift stores, a restaurant, a pub, and a hostel, all in Amsterdam, plus a hotel in British Columbia, Canada. 

Amsterdam Cannabis Coffeeshop: Katsu(Courtesy of Katsu)

Eerste van der Helststraat 70, 1072 NZ Amsterdam

De Pijp, once a predominantly residential neighborhood, has become an Airbnb hotbed, rife with trendy lifestyle stores and social-media-shutterbug-conscious cafés. But through all the changes, the zip code’s coolest coffeeshop, Katsu, has stayed true blue—a real winner, as its name means in Japanese. With a predilection for reggae and a kindly commanding veteran woman dealer, Katsu attracts many local clients—think Larry David-meets-Willie Nelson-esque gents, Rastas, and contemplative artists—while small groups of chill younger folks gravitate to the booth seating backlit by ode-to-Amsterdam wall art. Others come in for the changing 5-gram deals or give the De Verdamper vaporizer a whirl and a waft.

The Dolphins

Amsterdam Cannabis Coffeeshop: The Dolphins(Courtesy of Karina Hof)

Kerkstraat 39, 1017 GB Amsterdam

Five types of weed and three types of hash make for a small menu at The Dolphins, but the big draw here is the ambience: acqua-core. The coffeeshop opened 21 years ago, when interior décor evoking a Lisa Frank folder was à la mode. But the seapunk sensibility emerged in earnest from the owner’s interest in diving and longstanding eco-friendliness. The coral colonies that line the walls are made from repurposed paper and disposable cups, explains a staffer with Windex-blue lowlights in her blonde braid. Other unique attractions include a submarine parts-accented basement hospitable to tobacco smokers; six De Verdamper vaporizers; and hash muffins with rainbow nonpareils, frosted in pink and, of course, blue. 


Amsterdam Cannabis Coffeeshop: Bluebird(Courtesy of Bluebird)

Sint Antoniesbreestraat 71, 1011 HB Amsterdam

Bi-level Bluebird is a fixture on this broadway, which wraps around Waterlooplein’s famous flea market and is the site of the Rembrandt House (where the Golden Age master once lived and worked). Since its beginnings in the early 80s, Bluebird has cultivated a reputation for being welcoming and relaxed. This coming March, the coffeeshop undergoes a brief renovation to create a comfier lounge area and better bar, expecting to expand its food and drink menu beyond toasties, juices, and hot beverages. The reopening is scheduled for the start of April 2018, and the manager assures no azure avian artwork will be harmed in the process.

Amsterdam Cannabis Coffeeshop: Kashmir(Courtesy of Kashmir)

Jan Pieter Heijestraat 82, 1053 GM Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s milieu is seesawing between its own late 20th-century kaleidoscopic diversity and the neutral-toned, less-is-more cosmopolitanism currently washing over Western cities. Nearly 20 years old, Kashmir embraces the former. While the coffeeshop is a fine, friendly place to purchase cannabis, its sister business across the street (at numbers 85–87) is an even finer spot to smoke. The Kashmir Lounge has a bar, serving spirits and thus permitting a rare confluence of consumption in the Netherlands since laws prohibit simultaneous vending of cannabis and alcohol. At night, the DJ booth brings in a mix of Afro-funk, reggae, Latin, jazz, and house. The low-to-the-ground seating, mirror-work tapestries, and Hindu deities painted on the stucco walls transport visitors elsewhere—if not to some pre-hashtag-era hash den in northern India, then at least to a conspicuously vibrant vintage Amsterdam.

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The Wonderfully Weird ‘Hicksville Pines’ Is Your New Must-Visit Bud and Breakfast

Hicksville Pines is already one of the kitschiest lodging options in all of Southern California, and it just became one of the state’s first “bud and breakfasts.”


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In just a few months, Californians should be able to purchase recreational cannabis from their local dispensaries. Many businesses are preparing for this new industry by offering cannabis-friendly experiences, including infused meals, virtual reality, and sound baths. It seems like an obvious strategy for certain hotels to begin allowing guests to indulge freely, too, without forcing them to sneak surreptitious puffs on their balconies.

Hicksville Pines is California's Best New Marijuana-Friendly Bud and Breakfast | Leafly(Courtesy of Steff Walk)

Some California operations have already explored that path, like the now-shuttered, five-room Compassion Flower Inn in Santa Cruz. Similarly, AirBNB reveals a few current options, including a vegan “bed, bud, brew & breakfast” in Tahoe. Hicksville Pines, however, offers 10 rooms, lots of communal space, and a bus that ferries guests to and from a nearby dispensary.


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Hicksville Pines can be found in Idyllwild, just over 100 miles east of Los Angeles in the San Jacinto Mountains. It’s a relatively small community, with a population of fewer than 4,000 people, but its scenic setting makes it a popular tourist destination. Of note, Idyllwild’s mayor is a golden retriever named Max. (Turns out if you’re an unincorporated community, you don’t have to have a human mayor.)

Once there, guests can choose among 10 suites housed in picturesque A-frame cabins, surrounded by mountains, trees, and sometimes snow. Perhaps the 420 Room strikes your fancy. It’s a bit on the nose for Hicksville Pines, thematically speaking, and that’s perfectly fine. The sunken bed is level with the floor, blacklight posters line the slanted ceiling, and an in-room vending machine is there to satiate any munchies.

Hicksville Pines is California's Best New Marijuana-Friendly Bud and Breakfast | Leafly(Courtesy of Steff Walk)

Then there’s the Dita, a retro-glam suite designed by burlesque star Dita Von Teese and her designer, Stacia Dunnam. It features a sleek black and pink bedroom, and a glittery pink soaking tub in the bathroom. Other rooms pay tribute to singer Dolly Parton, Nashville’s Third Man Records, Twin Peaks, geek culture, filmmaker John Waters, and Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion.

Owner Morgan Night already had one similar motel—Hicksville Trailer Palace in Joshua Tree—when he came up with idea for Hicksville Pines. Hicksville Trailer Palace launched in 2010, and offers guests the opportunity to stay in one of several spectacularly themed trailers in a desert setting. While on a serendipitous trip to Idyllwild in 2015, Night decided he could replicate his Joshua Tree success in a woodsy environment.

Night views both as works in progress, as he’s always contemplating new features or amenities to add. He said he was already anticipating adding a coffee shop to his Idyllwild location when he came up with another idea. “When [Proposition] 64 passed, I thought maybe we could have a place that made really great food for when you’re high, and also sold pot,” he said.


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Night was also inspired by a recent trip to Colorado, where recreational cannabis has been legal since 2012 and sold in licensed stores since 2014. “Colorado is the way America should be and the way California will be,” he said. “I’m just excited that there are states out there that are on the cutting edge, and that California is one of them.”

So while Night’s on-property café and dispensary are still in the works, he decided to pull the trigger on transforming Hicksville Pines from a peculiar weekend getaway to a stoner retreat now. Starting September 15, 2017, only guests 21 and up will be allowed, ensuring everyone on property is of age for cannabis use. Additionally, a free shuttle will make daily trips to nearby dispensaries, enabling guests to pick up their sundries with ease. They’ll also begin serving a home-cooked breakfast at 10 a.m., fulfilling the “breakfast” portion of the deal.

Hicksville Pines is California's Best New Marijuana-Friendly Bud and Breakfast | Leafly(Courtesy of Steff Walk)

Guests will always be allowed to bring their own stash, if they prefer, even after the on-site dispensary is up and running. Night firmly believes that cannabis just needs to be available, regardless of whether his guests source it from Hicksville affiliated dispensaries or their own preferred vendors.

Night himself has been using cannabis for the last decade or so, when he decided to pursue a medical marijuana card to see if it might help him with migraines and insomnia. “[Cannabis] helps me get a great night’s sleep, and then the rest of the week, I’m also less stressed,” he said. “Cannabis has really changed my life for the better.”

Though Hicksville is not intended to be a 5-star resort, guests do have a variety of fun amenities at their disposal, including a hot tub, a tipi with a fire pit inside, and a rec room with shuffleboard, ping pong, TV, and free arcade games—no quarters required. This is in addition, of course, to whatever oddities might be inside the individual suites, which could include a private hot tub, a shower head that’s actually a bidet mounted upside-down to the ceiling, record players, arcade games, or a king-sized waterbed.


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“There’s no argument that whatever you’re doing on the property, whether it’s playing video games or having sex, it’s always better when you’re high,” Night said. “And there’s nothing safer than having a place where you can smoke pot, and then fall asleep in your own bed.”

Those wishing to book their stay at Hicksville Pines can browse the rooms (no two are the same) and book online here. Singles range from $100 to $150 per night while The Great Northern—a three-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen—rents for $250 to $300 a night.

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Get Elevated With 5 ‘Mocktails’ Featuring Cannabis-Infused Sodas

Mixed drinks are both creative and delicious, and they can also be the latest addition to a cannabis enthusiast’s elevated repertoire. Infused sparkling sodas and waters are filling the market, making them the go-to element for swapping out alcohol with a refreshing dose of cannabis. The result? Canna-cocktails that will delight your senses as well as your taste buds.


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Below, we crafted five cannabis infused “cocktails”—including a delectable sangria and blood orange basil spritzer—that you can mix for yourself or impress your guests.

Note: The following recipes can and should be modified to suit personal dosing needs. If you need to add less cannabis infused drink than what the recipe calls for, substitute with a similar flavored seltzer or plain seltzer water.

Blood Orange and Basil Mocktail Recipe



  • Ruby red grapefruit juice
  • Blood orange Keef Sparkling water
  • 1 large basil leaf per drink
  • Orange slices and basil leaves for garnish


  1. Using a muddler, add basil to the bottom of a sturdy glass along with half a glass of grapefruit juice and muddle until the basil’s fragrance is released.
  2. Add ice to the glass and fill the remaining space with blood orange Keef Sparkling water. Stir gently once to combine.
  3. Finally, using a toothpick, spear a basil leaf onto a slice of orange and garnish drink. Enjoy!


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Strawberry Kiwi Kombucha Mocktail Recipe



  1. Fill a tall glass with ice and pour one-part Newton’s kiwi strawberry soda followed by equal parts strawberry kombucha. Allow to foam slightly at the top.
  2. Squeeze the juice of one half of a kiwi into the drink. Stir gently once to combine.
  3. Peel remaining kiwi half, cut a slice, and affix it to the edge of your glass for garnish. Voila! Enjoy this bubbly drink that’s packed with probiotics and cannabinoids.

Grapefruit Ginger Spritzer Recipe



  • 1-part ginger ale
  • 1-part Sprig sparkling citrus drink
  • Juice of a quarter of a grapefruit
  • Mint leaves for garnish


  1. Fill a tall glass with ice and squeeze the quarter of a grapefruit over top.
  2. Fill the remaining glass with one-part ginger ale and one-part Sprig sparkling citrus drink.
  3. Garnish with mint leaves and a slice of grapefruit. Enjoy this invigorating citrus mocktail with a ginger bite!


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Sangria Spritzer Recipe


  • 3 cups white grape juice
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 ½ cans Newton’s Original Lemon Lime Craft Soda
  • ½ cup Granny Smith apples
  • ½ cup honeycrisp apples
  • ½ orange
  • ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup strawberries


  1. Begin by cutting the fruit and adding it to the pitcher.
  2. Add the juices and Newton’s Original Lemon Lime Soda to the pitcher.
  3. Refrigerate for two hours and then serve over ice—make sure to get some fruit chunks in everyone’s glass!

Cranberry Lime Mocktail Recipe




  1. Fill a tall glass halfway with ice and a small handful of frozen cranberries.
  2. Add two tablespoons of cranberry simple syrup and top off the remainder with Newton’s lemon lime soda.
  3. The soda will sit on top of the cranberry syrup, creating a perfect picturesque mocktail before mixing to combine flavors. Add a twist of lime to the glass for garnish.

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Recipe: The Ultimate Cannabis-Infused Pumpkin Spice Latte

As fall leaves begin to color the sidewalks in shades of orange and red, we’ve been busy ringing in the season with the coveted pumpkin spice latte. Whether you hate on it in public yet order it in private, or are a loud and proud PSL fanatic at all times, kick everyone’s favorite autumn drink up a notch with a cannabis punch.


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Inspired by The Kitchn’s delectable homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe, this cozy coffee drink melds honey-ginger cannabis syrup with rich hot coffee and warm pumpkin flavors. Grab a friend, whip up a pair of PSLs, and sink into the comfort of fall with an elevated touch.

Bonus: If you’re in Washington, California, or Nevada, hunt down Caviar Gold‘s pumpkin spice pre-roll—the Cavi Cone in Pumpkin Spice—and spark one up alongside your latte for the ultimate fall wake and bake.


Recipe: How to Make Cannabis-Infused Pumpkin Muffins

Cannabis-Infused Pumpkin Spice Latte

Start to finish: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Approximate dosage: 16mg per serving


  • 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cannabis-infused honey ginger simple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole milk (sub with 0–2% milk for a low-cal option)
  • ½ cup coffee, brewed at double strength

Marijuana-Infused Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe | Leafly(Julia_Sudnitskaya/iStock)


  1. Heat the pumpkin and spices in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add black pepper and cook for two minutes or until hot, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
  2. Whisk in the milk and vanilla extract and let warm over medium heat, watching carefully to ensure mixture doesn’t boil over.
  3. Remove from heat. Add cannabis-infused simple syrup immediately and stir thoroughly until syrup has warmed and integrated with the mixture.
  4. Add milk mixture to blender and blend until frothy.
  5. Brew coffee at double strength and divide between two mugs, then add the frothed milk. Top with whipped cream if desired and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and/or nutmeg. Enjoy with a friend!

Pro Tip: Replace the brewed coffee with 1–3 shots of espresso, if you have a home espresso maker, for a more authentic latte.

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Nevada Legalization Is Changing the Las Vegas Scene. Could Consumption Lounges Be Next?

Nevada’s legalization has changed the entire tourism industry in Las Vegas. Ever since legal cannabis made its debut on July 1, tourists have been flocking to the dispensaries for a chance to sample the newly regulated green herbs. With a renewed influx of canna-tourists, what does this mean for visitors hoping to enjoy the spoils of the green rush without risking any pesky legal entanglements?

Luckily, Nevada’s regulatory system has made it fairly straightforward for out-of-towners to visit dispensaries and legally purchase up to an ounce of fine, Nevada-grown cannabis, but one lingering conundrum remains: where do you smoke it?


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We reached out to Carlos Blumberg, an attorney with De Castroverde Law Group in Las Vegas, along with his business partner, Jo Ann Abajian, who are both founding members of the Nevada Dispensary Association and co-owners of the Apothecarium dispensary.

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A major concern that has arisen in the recent legalization happening in Sin City is the lack of a proper place to consume cannabis as a tourist.

“It’s only legal if it’s in your own home,” Blumberg explains. It is illegal to consume cannabis in public, and a “public place” is defined as any place open to the public or exposed to public view.

“If your only crime is you’re at the park smoking a joint, they would probably just ask you to put it out rather than charging you with anything.”

Carlos Blumberg, attorney with De Castroverde Law Group in Las Vegas, NV

As for hotel rooms and Airbnbs, they’re technically considered private property, and thus, management may autonomously make the decision as to whether they allow cannabis consumption onsite. Tourists may have more luck with a private cannabis-friendly Airbnb or a Bud & Breakfast in the area, which specifically caters to cannabis tourists.


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Consuming cannabis in a public place, whether it’s a park or walking down the Vegas strip, can earn you a $600 ticket, although Blumberg has not seen a rise in the ticketing of tourists since the state went legal.

“To be honest, there’s been somewhat of a policy even before it went to medical use. My understanding was that [law enforcement’s] time was better spent citing people for other things,” he says. “If your only crime, so to say, is you’re at the park and you’re smoking a joint, they would probably just ask you to put it out rather than charging you with anything.”


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Looking forward to the future, Blumberg anticipates the law may change in regards to public consumption. “Will that change? Maybe in the future,” he ponders. “I could see them setting up something like a hookah lounge around the gaming corridor. It’s the next step, logically.”

“After having watched a couple of other states make some mistakes, Nevada is learning from those mistakes.”

Jo Ann Abajian, co-founding member of the Nevada Dispensary Association

The attitude towards cannabis in the state has been steadily progressing in the past years since medical marijuana was first signed into law in 2001. “Nevada has shifted the view from being completely negative about cannabis to being positive,” Blumberg tells us. “Everybody is fighting for that tax revenue! It’s a whole new industry saying, ‘Tax us! Tax us!’”


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Apothecarium co-founder Jo Ann Abaijian acknowledges that Nevada’s implementation process has been slow and steady, but with good reason. “After having watched a couple of other states make some mistakes, Nevada is learning from those mistakes,” she explains. “The regulators have been saying, ‘wait, wait, wait,’ instead of moving forward and having to go back and fix things later.”

“It’s important to note that Nevada and the legislators here, we try to get it right,” Blumberg continues. “We’ve seen Washington and Colorado go legal, and we’re not Xeroxing anyone’s laws. We’ve seen what’s worked and what hasn’t and we’re trying to make it better.”

Unfortunately, one of the major obstacles standing in the way of legalization comes from an unlikely place: Nevada’s gaming laws. The Nevada Gaming Control Board has already placed incredibly restrictive regulations on casinos and gaming licensees, and owners are wary to introduce a new substance into the mix.


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“The gaming regulators don’t want to be involved in the marijuana industry for a lot of different reasons,” Blumberg says. “There’s no banking, [and] they don’t want to have the temptation [only to] then lose their gaming license.”

Although initially there were talks of combining casino play with cannabis consumption, after much deliberation, the Gaming Commission Chairman Tony Alamo shot down the idea. “On one hand you have the gaming industry and on the other hand you have the marijuana industry … The two shall not meet,” he promised.

Until further notice, the report issued from the Gaming Commission stated that their priority “is the prohibition of delivery and consumption of marijuana within the Las Vegas Boulevard Gaming Corridor, H1 Zones, and on the premises of any restricted or non-restricted gaming licensee to comply with the Nevada Gaming Commission and Board’s prohibition of any consumption and possession of marijuana on gaming properties.”


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Instead, the likelihood of a separate, alternative area away from the bright lights of the Strip but still accessible to tourists is a more likely possibility. Similar to a hookah lounge or a cannabis social club, it may take years before regulators approach and address the issue, but with canna-tourism on the rise, it’s an issue that will need to be addressed eventually.

Despite the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s regulations, however, the future of legal cannabis in Sin City looks promising and bright. “Come to Las Vegas!” Blumberg exclaims. “It’s legal, it’s tested, and you know exactly what you’re getting. Everybody in town has their own variety and strains. Much like alcohol, some people want a Corona, some people want a Heineken. We check for reviews and find out what people like.”

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7 Mandatory Vancouver Experiences for High Folks

From scenic vistas to culinary indulgences, Vancouver is blessed with an invigorating mix of natural features and human-made concoctions to delight those under the sensory-enhancing spell of cannabis. Numerous Vancouver attractions are known to everyone and their step-dancing monkey, but here are a few places and experiences that are a little under-the-radar, less touristy, and totally worthy of your attention.

Whytecliff Park


The clothing-optional Wreck Beach is the obvious, more accessible sea-and-sand mecca. Whytecliff Park, perched out in the northwestern suburb of West Vancouver, is much, much farther out there—but those who make the trek are rewarded with arresting seascapes and views of the islands of Howe Sound. With over 15 hectares to traverse, there are a few trails, rugged shorelines, picnic spots, rocky outcroppings, and pebbled beachfronts. Upon low tide, you can walk along a rock-strewn tombolo to the tiny Whyte Island while examining local inhabitants like starfish that call this lush marine sanctuary their home.

The Galley Patio and Grill

(Courtesy of The Galley Patio and Grill)

At this under-the-radar spot, you can feast upon unobstructed views of the waters and North Shore while chowing down on Jamaican jerk chicken burgers, Baja fish tacos, wild B.C. salmon salad, black bean and roasted squash tostada, local beer, and Canadian wine. It’s “cheap ’n’ cheerful” mode here, with casual patio seating and décor. As remote as it is out at the Jericho Beach Sailing Centre, be warned that the patio does draw a full deck on sunny days. Nonetheless, inside seating is available should Raincouver crash the party.

Outdoor and Indoor Yoga

(Courtesy of The Mat Collective)

There’s no shortage of yoga in the birthplace of Lululemon Athletica. Heck, there’s been all forms and variations imaginable here, including paddleboard yoga, aqua yoga, acrobatic yoga, cat yoga, bunny yoga, men’s yoga, and—yup—even beer yoga. While there aren’t any designated cannabis yoga classes, what’s stopping you? When the weather’s behaving, self-directed yogis can soak in the city’s natural setting as they practice anywhere from well-known spots like Kitsilano Beach or Queen Elizabeth Park to West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park or South Vancouver’s Riverfront Park on the banks of the Fraser River. Indoor options include local chain Yyoga (various locations), which offers a spectrum of classes spanning hot yoga and hatha to warm yin and meditation.

Foot Massage


As the city’s Asian Canadian population has grown, so have Asian cultural resources and businesses. Case in point: reflexology. While Westerners focus on bodywork for relaxation, Chinese massage traditions zero in on the feet, and any number of Chinese-run massage centres offer foot massage that will send the cannabis-enhanced on a mythic journey of emotional sensation. Although the interiors at some Big Feet locations are bare-bones, their rates are almost half of those at Western spas. For nicely appointed décor, check out Toe to Soul Relax Lounge (three locations). Newbies may find the experience ticklish or awkward but the experience can be quite sensational, even soleful. (Groan. I’m sorry.)

The Rio Theatre

(Courtesy of The Rio Theatre)

Commercial Drive is antithetical to its namesake, as its unique array of independent shops and eateries anchor a politically progressive, culturally diverse, queer-friendly neighbourhood. After an afternoon of browsing there, peace out at the Rio Theatre, just off the Drive. As one of the city’s last single-screen movie theatres, it serves up an eclectic array of films from cult hits and second-run flicks, and also hosts live events: burlesque, comedians, variety shows, musical acts, and lots more. Most importantly, the concession stand offers beer, wine, and grilled cheese sandwiches.

International Village Mall

(Courtesy of International Village Mall)

Vancouver has a wealth of surefire choices for sensory stimulation, from Science World and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre to the Richmond Night Market and the Pacific National Exhibition. But if you wanna go the David Lynchian route, head directly to International Village. Straddling Gastown and Chinatown, this itchy dreamscape of a mall offers an off-kilter, semi-awkward mix of hip draws, vacant storefronts, and quirky shops. For visual stimulation, there’s Japanese dollar store Yokoyaya 123 and nerd haven One Stop Shop Cards and Games. For tactile fun, there’s Catfe, an appointment-only café featuring cats up for adoption. Feeling munchy? Eateries vary from the casual, paleo Caveman Café to the sleek, new Black Lounge, or there’s the second-floor, Asian-oriented food court, with everything from Thai and Sri Lankan food to bubble tea. Wanna chill? The third-floor multiplex screens everything: blockbusters, arty fare, foreign flicks (Filipino romances, anyone?). It’s almost always empty, which gives you plenty of room to do your own thing.

Pacific Spirit Park


The majestic, internationally acclaimed Stanley Park gets all the glory and deservedly so. Alas, it’s a tourist magnet. To do as the Romans do, try Pacific Spirit Park, a 874-hectare nature preserve that separates the University of British Columbia at Point Grey from the rest of the city’s West Side. Here, you can immerse yourself in “forest bathing,” as the Japanese call it, as you trundle along the 73 kilometres of hiking trails and bog boardwalks enveloped by sprawling woods. With only occasional dog-walking residents, joggers, or horse-and-riders passing by, it’s a prime setting for communing with nature. Bonus: the park includes the aforementioned clothing-optional Wreck Beach.

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Elevation Gain: Leafly’s Guide to the 7 Best High Hikes in Arizona

You can spend your day taking in the gorgeous views surrounding the famous Grand Canyon Skywalk, but it wouldn’t do Arizona’s other hiking spots—with their own natural beauty and charms—much justice. And to pair those stunning hikes with some mind-opening cannabis will have you flying high over the Copper State’s sandstone and arid desert plains.


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So stock up on your favorite strains and discover a brand new trailhead as you explore Arizona’s many awesome high hikes.

Flatiron via Siphon Draw Trail – Lost Dutchman State Park

If you’re searching for a hike with a quintessential Arizona feel, set out on Flatiron via Siphon Draw Trail. Recommended for advanced hikers, you’ll run into gorgeous desert wildflowers such as white poppies and owl clover before reaching the summit, where you’ll be rewarded with sweeping views of the greater Phoenix area and Lost Dutchman State Park. Take a breather at the top with the perfect pre-roll in hand.

Difficulty: Hard

Distance: 5.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 3,097 ft.

Product Pairing: An uplifting pre-roll to enhance the spectacular view. Reach for a pack of HiFi Pre-Rolls by Huxton and get ready to light up over an incredible landscape.

Mooney Falls and Havasu Falls – Havasupai Indian Reservation

Due to this trail’s popularity, you must have a permit before attempting this impressive multi-day hike. Havasu Falls is a pristine desert oasis within Arizona’s rugged wilderness. From the mammoth 200-foot Mooney Waterfall to the not-so-secret rock shelter hidden behind Havasu, you’ll want to stay awhile and soothe your tired muscles with a dip in the pool and a sweet cannabis treat.

Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: 21 miles

Elevation Gain: 4,514 ft.

Product Pairing: Edibles are always convenient on a long trail. Pop some of YiLo’s sweet Cherry Tootsies for a discreet yet delicious kick of potency.


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Broken Arrow Trail – Coconino National Forest

Just because this hike is short doesn’t mean it lacks in spectacular views and breathtaking scenery. Broken Arrow Trail leads to Chicken Point where you’ll have the opportunity to view both the Twin Buttes and the vast Mund’s Mountain Wilderness. With Arizona’s colorful rock formations and seasonal greenery, you’ll want to plan this hike around sunset to bask in the glow of the fading sun as it enhances a rainbow landscape.

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 3 miles

Elevation Gain: 325 ft.

Product Pairing: A convenient vape pen to use throughout the trail. Check out the Citrus Sap oil cartridge by Arizona Natural Selections for an uplifting and creative buzz that will complement the gorgeous Broken Arrow views.

Antelope Canyon – Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park

Arguably one of the most unique and stunning hikes in all of North America is Antelope Canyon, and though a short distance to walk, this trail belongs at the top of every adventure-lover’s bucket list. Close to the border of Arizona and Utah, Antelope is a richly colorful and visually hypnotizing slot canyon that has been kept surprisingly under wraps. Bring your camera—you’ll want a shot of the inner sandstone as you explore pathways illuminated by streams of sunlight.

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 0.6 miles

Elevation Gain: 118 ft.

Product Pairing:  A joint stuffed with the delicious hybrid Gelato by Exotics by Berner to enhance this awe-inspiring trail. Take a puff before entering the slot canyon for a mesmerizing and mind-opening adventure.


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Devil’s Bridge Trail – Coconino National Forest

Punctuated by beautiful prickly pear cactus and jaw-dropping views, Devil’s Bridge Trail is always a winning hike. Adventure-seekers can climb atop Devil’s Bridge, the largest stone arch in the Sedona area, for better sights and the chance to cross a famous natural wonder. This hike fills up fast, so get there early before the crowds and try to reach the top by sunrise for an extra-magical experience.

Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: 3 miles

Elevation Gain: 400 ft.

Product Pairing: A bowl full of stimulating sativa to maximize those incredible views. Pack a pipe of Sour Diesel by Sunday Goods and you’ll be set for an amazing trip.

Plateau Point via Bright Angel Trail — Grand Canyon National Park

You’ll be rewarded with views of the sparkling Colorado River when you head out to Plateau Point via Bright Angel Trail, and you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported across land and time as you navigate switchbacks and look out on miles of country untouched by human hands. Save for a few rest stops every 1.5 miles, you’ll get to experience Grand Canyon National Park in all its rocky glory without any distractions from the natural setting.

Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: 10.7 miles

Elevation Gain: 3,356 ft.

Product Pairing: A natural edible to take on those switchbacks. Nab some Honey Sticks by Vital V to reset your mind and heighten the sights.


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Reavis Ranch – Superstition Wilderness

Hit this trail in the fall when the grass is green and the wild apples start to ripen. Reavis Ranch is a gorgeous trail through the Arizona landscape and is the perfect place to pitch a tent and spend a few nights under the stars. You’ll pass through meadows, canyons, forests, and plains on this long yet truly captivating hike.

Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: 24.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 4,560 ft.

Product Pairing: A pre-loaded cartridge that you can easily reach. Pair your vape battery with K.I.N.D. Concentrates‘ euphoric hybrid Tangerine Dream.

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Recipe: Grilled Peaches With Infused Honey-Ricotta Topping

Say a sweet seasonal goodbye to estival produce with this recipe for grilled late-summer stonefruit. Warm, juicy peaches or nectarines play beautifully with creamy ricotta, honey, and the herbaceous aromas of a cannabis tincture.


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Grilled Peaches With Cannabis-Infused Ricotta and Honey

Cannabis-Infused Ricotta Honey Peaches Recipe | Leafly(Courtesy of Tilray)

Start to finish: 10 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Approximate dosage: 1–2 mg per serving


  • 8 peaches or nectarines, halved and pitted
  • Cooking oil with a neutral flavor, such as vegetable, grapeseed, or canola
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Honey, to taste
  • 10 milligrams’ worth of cannabis tincture


Recipe: Single-Serve Strawberry Shortcake With Cannabis-Infused Sugar


  1. Brush the cut sides of the fruit with oil. Place the fruit cut side down on a preheated grill.
  2. Grill at high heat for three minutes. Turn the fruit one quarter turn and grill for three more minutes. Remove from grill.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the ricotta, vanilla, and cannabis-infused tincture.
  4. Add honey and stir until incorporated. Taste. Repeat if needed.
  5. Serve each grilled fruit half with a tablespoon of the ricotta cheese.

Recipe: Marijuana-Infused Grilled Peaches with Ricotta and Honey | Leafly(Courtesy of Tilray)

Pro tip: Double your dosage by substituting 10mg of cannabis honey for the regular honey in the recipe.

This recipe was developed in partnership with Tilray. Tilray and Leafly are both owned by Privateer Holdings.

*Note: The amounts of cannabis tincture and honey specified in this recipe are very loose suggestions; the actual amount you use should be modified based on the potency you desire. Dosing homemade edibles can be tricky (click here to learn why), so the best way to test for potency is to start with one portion of a serving, wait one to two hours, then make an informed decision on whether to consume more. Always dose carefully and listen to your body, and never drive under the influence of cannabis.

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10 Best Things to Do in Las Vegas While You’re High

Vegas sucks. You know it; I know it; everyone knows it. Vegas is a booze-soaked money grab that if you’ve done once, you’ve done a million times. Yet every time the season rolls around, we all find ourselves booking that room at The Cosmopolitan (best beds of all time) as if we expect it to be different this time around.

Spoiler alert: This time around it will be different. Because there’s legal weed to be had. Now that Nevada has legalized recreational cannabis use for adults 21 and up, switch your cocktails for cannabinoids and learn how to actually have fun in this city.

Step one: Hit a dispensary. There are many. I was able to check out two solid ones during my recent visit:

Step two: Find a place to consume. I’d strongly advise against smoking in your hotel room (unless you’re staying in one of these ones). Of course, public consumption remains illegal, so I’d also strongly advise against that too. However, I will say that there may or may not be a staircase behind Mandalay Bay that no one EVER walks by or through. I will also say that it may OR MAY NOT be the most perfect spot in all of Vegas to enjoy the flowers of your labor. But, you know, that’s only if it exists, which it may or may not.

Step three: Indulge in one of the following activities. In no particular order, we give you the best things to do as a high cannabis tourist in Las Vegas.

Eat at Nacho Daddy

If you do nothing else, make sure to eat at Nacho Daddy. My boy Sutton put me on game and it was the greatest decision I made that whole weekend. $15 won’t get you much in Vegas, but at Nacho Daddy it gets you a big-ass plate of filet mignon (cause I’m fancy like that) nachos that’ll have you feeling like maybe calories aren’t such a bad thing.

Wander Old Vegas and Fremont Street


Up until this last trip, I’d never been to the famous “Old Vegas” that I’d heard so much about. Oh boy is it an experience. It’s the only place I’ve ever been where, within a 437-step distance, you can see a near-naked man dressed as a baby, followed by two white dudes with dreads battle rapping, followed by a bum dropping a deuce by the sunglasses kiosk like the world is his oyster. If you’re planning to a trip to Las Vegas, do yourself a favor, and take a trip downtown for the most Bruh, I’m Way Too High For This Shit experience that the city has to offer.

Walk the Vegas Strip

Obviously, right? If you touch Vegas and don’t wander aimlessly down the Strip (and then realize it’s actually a lot longer than it looks and now you’re so far from your hotel that you need to catch a Lyft back because your thighs are on fire), then did you really touch Vegas?

Get high and go on a walk down this street and you’ll find ample bright lights, photo opportunities, and enough street entertainment to keep you busy all night long. Plus there’s hella trash food for you to stop and grab, which is all my happiness requires.

Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace


Speaking of food, eat at a buffet. Every hotel has one, but if you want the best one? Bacchanal Buffet in Caesars Palace is the answer, my pals.

The bad news is that it’ll cost you 50 whole entire dollars, but the good news is they have lobster eggs Benedict and mac and cheese AT THE SAME DAMN TIME. And chicken and waffles. And an entire dessert station. They have it all. Get high, hit BB, and don’t stop eating until you feel $50 of satisfaction in your stomach. I saw a guy take off his shoes and get comfortable because he was full, but hadn’t recouped his money in food yet. Be like that American hero.

Pool Party

Encore reigns supreme, but honestly, each pool party or beach club offers the same experience: overpriced drinks that never hit because the sun is killing your buzz, and pools of water that are probably half chlorine and half gonorrhea.

But hey, at least whatever DJ they booked is playing an excessive amount of UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ, right? RIGHT?! Wrong, but the reason these make the list is because they’re excellent for getting high and people-watching. Trust me.

Drais Nightclub


This is the one club that I’ll absolutely swear by in Vegas. So many artists have residencies here that on any given night you might catch Trey Songz or somebody in concert for the lowest Vegas price possible ($40 for women, $70 for men). I saw Tory Lanez there, and he put on one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen. A friend of mine saw Jeezy there. Last time, I was supposed to go see T.I. but ended up getting too high and passing out. Shout out to Cadillac Purple.

See a Show

Vegas shows will hit you for a grip, but in all fairness, so will everything else. At least with these you get some kind of worthwhile return on investment, in the form of a live performance and new experience.

I’ve only seen the Jabbawockeez and the Blue Man Group, but I can promise you that both of these shows are worth the high, ESPECIALLY the Blue Man Group. They don’t talk, they just make noise and do physical humor. Perfect stoner activity.

Go Skydiving


Ever gotten super-stoned, then dropped out of a plane with another man strapped to your back? I have. It’s fun as hell too. Vegas offers multiple skydiving spots on the Strip, but the real deal is Skydive Las Vegas, which is about 20–30 minutes from the Strip. According to the company, they’ll take you higher than any other skydiving spot out there … and getting higher is what we’re all about.

Bellagio Water Show

The Fountains of Bellagio are pretty cool to see, especially at night. It’s the perfect thing to settle in and stare at indefinitely after you hit a pre-roll or vape pen. It’s also one of the only things in Vegas that’ll leave you like, “Wow, fam, that was mad beautiful and touching.” Mainly because you’ll be so high that everything gets you in your feelings.

Gamble and Ruin Your Life


It’s a monster that you run and run and run from, but eventually it’ll catch you. And once it does, say goodbye to any budget you thought you had. It’s so easy to be walking through a casino lobby and accidentally end up in front of the War table with a stack of $5 chips and a mind full of, “Someone has to win; why not me?” It’s even easier to walk away from that table six minutes later with 200 less dollars than you had. Being high won’t ease the pain of losing money on some dumb shit, but it WILL make it a lot easier for you to say, “Fuck it. At least those nachos were fire.”

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A Barbecue Chef Tackles Cannabis-Infused BBQ to Develop the Ultimate Recipe

Some Things to Know About Building Flavor With Cannabis

I spent two years doing culinary research and development, making natural and organic food products for retail stores and restaurants. It was basically designing a dish for 100,000 units instead of one single plate. The process was often lengthy as the search for the perfect profile was elusive, but it trained me to develop a blueprint for creating a good dish. I smoked beef jerky for Hillshire Farms and salmon for Costco for months at a time, tinkering with every ingredient to find the perfect doneness, texture, aroma, flavor, mouthfeel, and finish.

The first step is to strategize the flavor build. Adding cannabis to food can be tricky because the flavors tend to overly dominant. You are working with a pungent, musty, grassy, sometimes citrusy or floral flavor that strikes the back of the palate. The goal is to balance this out with other elements and careful measurement.

(Audrey Kelly for Leafly)

When finding ways to neutralize an over-dominant cannabis flavor, keep the following in mind: Acidic ingredients are a natural choice, as is the addition of spices, sweetness, and/or smoke. This is why barbecue is such a great fit for cooking with cannabis—because good barbecue depends on a punchy blend of sweet, tart, spicy, and smoky flavors that balance the naturally pungent cannabis flavors and make it an effective supporting element rather than an aggressive, overbearing one.

The first sauce I developed was apple cider vinegar-forward with ketchup and Granny Smith apples, built for pork. The second was a sweet/spicy sauce for chicken with gochujang (Korean fermented chili paste) and hatch peppers. Why Korean chili paste? The fermented quality of the chilies pairs beautifully with chicken and cannabis.

As for the cannabis infusion, I chose two methods. One sauce utilizes an oil concentrate that is activated (doesn’t need to be heated in any way to make its cannabinoids bioavailable, or effective). The other incorporates a more classic cannabutter (recipe included). The first method streamlines the processes of infusion as well as dosing; the second makes dosing trickier, but is equally effective and enjoyable.

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Go Forth and Barbecue

It’s certain that I’ve omitted countless sub-regions, techniques, and flavor preferences in this guide, but that diversity is what makes barbecue so fascinating. Each person who has grown up loving smoked and grilled meats has a tale of his or her own approach, techniques, and tips. Whether it be for a family reunion, a fundraiser, or a weekend cookout, barbecue is made for bringing the masses together for a conversation and a plate.  This gathering-togetherness is one of the most endearing and enduring aspects of American barbecue—and cannabis only provides more of an impetus for gathering together.

So have a cannabis-infused barbecue, offer up some tasty meats and sauces (for the 21+ set), relax, and enjoy the company—it’s what barbecue and cannabis are all about.

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