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Marijuana Tourism Is Beginning to Heat Up in Las Vegas

Pot tourism is heating up in Las Vegas, the only major city in America where dispensaries sell weed to patients carrying out-of-state medical cards.

“CES brought those tech-savvy, plaid-wearing San Franciscans, and they’ve been inundating the past week, and it’s been our pleasure to serve them,” said a happy Michael Jameson, assistant dispensary manager at Las Vegas ReLeaf, 2242 Paradise Road.

ReLeaf saw 20 to 30 patients a day when it opened in October, and about 50 percent of clients were hailing from out-of-state.

Now, ReLeaf business is up to 50 to 70 patients a day, with roughly 60 percent tourists.

“We are making over our break-even, every day,” he said.

Dispensary owners have begun shifting specials and marketing efforts to focus on holidays and conventions. [Read more at the Las Vegas Review Journal]

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