Cannabition Cannabis Museum Opens In Las Vegas
By Roger Moleskin
October 26th 2018 photo/istock/HighGradeRoots
There’s no place more fitting to open the country’s first marijuana themed museum than Sin City itself. This week, the long awaited opening of Cannabition took place in Las Vegas, and while no one will be allowed to smoke up indoors, it still provides a quality experience for those looking to celebrate the art, history, and culture of cannabis.
According to the museum’s frequently asked questions, “Cannabition takes guests on an immersive journey from seed to the end-user experiences of cannabis.” But this museum is not just for cannabis enthusiasts and those familiar with the culture - it’s an opportunity for all visitors to learn about the historical, wellness, and lifestyle, even if they have never smoked before in their lives.
“Our goal when people come out of this is that they don’t fear the cannabis industry if they are not believers in the industry,” founder J.J. Walker told The Associated Press. “Cannabition is not about just serving people that like marijuana, it’s about serving the masses that want to learn about cannabis and or just have fun and go do a cool art experience.”
Bridging the gap between cannabis culture and the public is an important mission at this time in the country. While it has made great strides in becoming more mainstream, there is still a lot of misinformation and residual effects in the minds of people from decades of anti marijuana propaganda. Cannabition has 12 rooms spread over 9,000 square ft, and includes art, education, and historical exhibits among others.
Although Nevada does not allow public marijuana smoking, the museum offers shuttle bus service to their sponsor dispensaries, and is active in supporting ‘smoking lounge’ legislation in the state. Walker hopes that soon the museum will be able to provide private lounges on site for visitors to toke up while they explore everything Cannabition has to offer.
Additionally, the museum is home to Bongzilla, the world’s largest functioning bong, which we reported on last month. At 24 feet tall and a bowl big enough to hold a quarter ounce of weed, Bongzilla is sure to be the premier attraction for the early days of the museum.
The museum tours are hosted by a staff of knowledgeable cannabis enthusiasts who are educated in the entire cultivation cycle. They can answer any questions visitors have about the grow process at any stage, as well as the differences between indica and sativa. These educational aspects of the museum are geared more toward those who are not smokers or new to the culture, but also those who may be looking to start their own grow operation.
Overall, Cannabition houses more than 20 exhibits and prides itself on being a fully immersive cannabis experience. This museum is a place not just for cannabis enthusiasts, but all people looking to bring good vibes and have a great time while exploring different aspects of the culture. After the ceremonial hemp rope burning in place of the traditional ribbon cutting, anyone is the Las Vegas area and those planning to visit are strongly encouraged to visit this new cornerstone of the cannabis community.