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Tourists, locals say new pot lounge is 'dope'

Posted: 10:25 AM, Oct 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-06 12:15:38-04
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The first cannabis tasting room opens Saturday afternoon in the Las Vegas valley.

The NuWu Cannabis Marketplace is opening the doors on a new tasting room on Oct. 5 that will look like a bar or brewery but with flights of cannabis for customers to try.

The Marketplace has already celebrated a few firsts since opening in 2017 - as the first retail marijuana dispensary on tribal lands in Nevada along with opening the first drive-thru marijuana dispensary in the state.

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Tasting room guests can select items from a menu and try samples before making a purchase, according to a news release about the new addition.

"[We're] opening this up to where you can taste some products before you purchase them, and to know what it's about, and to educate you on it," Benny Tso says, he is one of the tribal members who runs the store.

The room is also expected to be a place where customers can socialize with other cannabis connoisseurs from around the world. Servers will provide guests with several cannabis options along with devices such as pipes, bongs, and dab rigs.

"You get a pallet and have serving sizes, enough to where you can taste the product, the effect and get an idea of what the product has in store for you," Tso says.

The Vegas tasting room describes itself as the only private cannabis club with a dab bar and considered to be the safest, most enjoyable environment to consume cannabis products in town.

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Las Vegas City Council members voted in favor of pot lounges earlier this year. However, Assembly Bill 533 was approved by Governor Steve Sisolak that placed a hold on pot lounges until 2021 for further research.

NuWu is located on tribal land. It is owned and regulated by the Las Vegas Pauite Tribe.