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Cannabition, An Interactive Cannabis Museum, Is Opening In Las Vegas

1 year ago

Las Vegas, home to casinos galore, now has one more attraction to visit. Cannabition, a museum dedicated to all things marijuana, has opened in Sin City, which legalized cannabis for recreational use in 2017.

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Cannabition is being touted as a made-for-social-media museum, similar to the hugely successful Museum of Ice Cream in New York. Visitors can snap an abundance of aesthetically pleasing photos to build out their Instagram feeds with. According to the Cannabition website, the exhibit is "designed to include larger-than-life exhibits that take visitors on a seed-to-experience journey that celebrates the art, culture, and history surrounding cannabis use in America and around the world."

 

In line with Nevada's strict public consumption laws, no one will be able to actually consume cannabis at the museum, however, it will serve as an homage to the cannabis plant and ultimately aim to educate the general public about the weed, its uses, and the burgeoning cannabis industry.

 

Founder J.J. Walker told the Associated Press, "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. 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 to a cool art experience."

 

The exhibition will include interactive 'rooms' where guests can learn about everything from the cultivation process to how concentrates are made. Cannabition will also feature a 24-foot-tall glass bong, fondly known as 'Bongzilla', which is set to provide visitors with a photo-op they likely won't forget in a hurry.

 

As phone technology and social media become an increasingly unavoidable part of life, traditional attractions are struggling to keep up. The emergence of these highly interactive and photographable museums has resuscitated the museum industry. With cannabis becoming more widespread in the United States, it was only a matter of time before the industry joined in on the fun.

 

So, if you're traveling to Las Vegas, it may be worth giving gambling a miss and checking out Sin City's newest cannabis attraction instead.