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'Paint and Puff' combines cannabis with art

Posted: 6:30 PM, Sep 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-21 17:26:32-05

Legalization of marijuana has created new markets for tourists and locals alike in Nevada, but for now, pot lounges are still not allowed in Las Vegas.

But one local art studio was able to obtain a special vaping permit.  The vapes use a form of CBD, which is derived from cannabis, but does not contain THC, the compound in marijuana that gets people intoxicated.

It does however have medical benefits that make some better relax while painting.  Tabitha Thompson, the founder of Paint and Puff, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.  She says she's seen other people with chronic pain enjoy painting at the studio.

"Within 20 minutes of smoking in class with CBD, they're so free-handed, they're ready to go and they don't feel any of that pain anymore," Thompson says.

They're hoping if the studio is successful, if the city approved full-fledge marijuana lounges, they will become the first.

The price of their class is $40, and you can book them online.