Marijuana Superstore Set to Open Today in Vegas

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LAS VEGAS — The mega 40,000-square-foot marijuana dispensary and entertainment venue Planet 13 is set to open on Nov. 1, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

Planet 13 is opening near the Las Vegas Strip and is the largest marijuana dispensary in Nevada to date. The ganja getaway features huge 15-foot LED lotus flowers on the roof and an LED water fountain. Guests will be able to operate the giant lotus flowers with a remote-control keypad.

Once inside, guests will be greeted with several glowing orbit balls flying in the air to music and a floor that lights up via sensors that can detect foot traffic. Also part of the spectacle is a laser graffiti wall where guests of Planet 13 can watch 3D shows and play laser tag.

Other aesthetics include 47 wide-screen televisions displayed throughout the facility and projectors for guests to draw digital images with fake spray cans on an art wall. The digital images are erased before the next guest's turn so that they will have a clean slate to draw on.

Planet 13 Aims to be Tourist Destination

CEO Bob Groesbeck says that the concept for Planet 13 is to give the customer a different experience associated with that of the average marijuana dispensary.

"The whole idea is to make this experiential for the customer, where it's more than a traditional buying opportunity. It's about getting immersed in this entire entertainment complex we have to offer." Planet 13 is expecting an average of 2,000 guests on a daily basis, mostly from tourists visiting the Las Vegas Strip.

Planet 13 will close its other dispensary on Sunset Road temporarily to utilize its one state dispensary license for the mega-facility close to the Las Vegas Strip, but the owners hope to be granted an additional license to re-open when the Nevada Department of Taxation gives out more licenses in December.

The first Planet 13 dispensary was opened in 2016 with the support of several politicians including Councilwoman Michele Fiore, U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, and Sen. Tick Segerblom. "We want Las Vegas to be the cannabis capital of the world," Segerblom said. The state has generated more than $430 million in marijuana sales since Nevada legalized recreational marijuana last year.

The 8-million-dollar facility also includes a coffee shop, online ordering for pick up and delivery, and of course marijuana products that can be purchased at one of the dispensary's 42 cash registers.