Vegas has a reputation for being the go-to destination for ballers and whales. And, Vegas happily lives up to that rep by making it easy to max out your credit cards at the myriad of places that play host to high rollers. (In what city in the world besides Vegas can you pay $5000 for a budget-busting burger like the celebrity chef Hubert Keller’s black truffle and foie gras stuffed Kobe burger?) Thankfully, being a place of extremes, it’s also hands down one of the best destinations in the world for cannabis enthusiasts on a budget. Las Vegas marijuana has made its mark on the world stage!
Before you embark on your Las Vegas marijuana adventure, be sure you’re prepared:
First: Hit up a Las Vegas marijuana dispensary like NuWu Cannabis Marketplace. Located just two blocks from the Fremont Street Experience, NuWu Cannabis Marketplace is the largest cannabis dispensary in the world. Yes, the world! This is Vegas, right? We build everything bigger, better, and more dazzling than anywhere else in the world — except for maybe Dubai, but they don’t have weed!
If you’re in a pinch for time, try NuWu’s drive-thru (open 24/7). NuWu is also the ONLY Las Vegas marijuana dispensary with a drive-thru. You can stock up on all the flower, concentrates, and edibles, that you’ll need for your adventure.
Next: You’ll need to find a place where you can smoke your sticky icky Las Vegas marijuana and not get fined. Public consumption isn’t allowed in Vegas, so you’ll need to consume your weed discreetly.
Finally: Get ready to roll in Vegas like you’re going to have the best time of your life! If you follow our guide, there’s no reason it won’t be.
We created this guide for you: you love cannabis, you love Vegas, you love Las Vegas marijuana, but you also don’t want to drop a ton of dough! Who does? You need money for weed, right? Good news is there’s plenty to do on the cheap in Vegas.
We’ve divided this guide into two parts: Free and Cheap. We’ll start with “free,” because free stuff always rocks!
Ready to roll? Let’s go!
Las Vegas Marijuana: Free Stuff to Do in Vegas When You’re High
1. Soak in the Fremont Street Experience
After you’ve stocked up on your favorite cannabis products at NuWu, why not embark on the Fremont Street Experience? Named after a famous explorer, John Charles Fremont, Fremont Street is one of the most famous streets in Las Vegas. Located in the heart of downtown, beyond being surrounded by casinos, Fremont Street has tons to offer.
If you have even a passing interest in the history of Las Vegas, you’re going to love Fremont Street. After all, this is where it all began. This is the original Vegas! You’ll find some of the most iconic casinos in Vegas (and the world) that have been featured in movies and literature. Fremont Street is home to the Golden Nugget, Pioneer Club, and Binion’s Horseshoe.
Now you’ll find the actual Fremont Street Experience on the west side of Fremont Street. So what the heck is the Fremont Street Experience? While it’s not known (yet) as the Las Vegas marijuana experience, it’s still pretty epic. A five-block-long pedestrian mall — you know we love us some pedestrian malls in Vegas! — Fremont Street is considered one of the Sin City’s biggest attractions. The main attraction is a ninety-foot-high, 1,500-foot long vaulted canopy. Once housing millions of incandescent lights, it now houses millions of LED lights that display videos, mesmerizing light shows, and of course, advertisements.
Visitors and locals have come to love the impressive light shows that are built around Las Vegas themes like “Lucky Vegas.” You’ll also find shows created by the sounds of some of the most iconic bands like The Doors, Heart, and The Who.
To fully appreciate the Fremont Street Experience, you’ll want to visit after dark when you can take in a light show and (discretely) enjoy your stash of Las Vegas marijuana.
The shows run every night from dusk until midnight, and last about six minutes, allowing you to soak up a bunch of different shows over the course of an evening. Shows start on the hour. And, if you get the desire for more cannabis products, we’ve got you covered. Remember, NuWu is one of the only Las Vegas marijuana dispensaries open 24 hours a day.
Hours: 24 hours per day
Website: Vegas Experience
How do I get to the Fremont Street Experience from the Strip for cheap?
How do I get to Fremont Street from the Las Vegas Airport for cheap?
Believe it or not, you can get to Fremont Street from the McCarran International Airport for only 2 bucks! Yes, 2 bucks! Seriously, that’s not a typo!
Simply take WAX, the Westcliff Airport Express, which operates from 5:45 am to 11:15 pm weekdays, and 6:30 am to 11:45 pm on weekends. The bus runs every half hour from McCarran and stops downtown and at a few locations on the strip. Tip: You can’t buy $2 fares at the kiosks; buy your tickets on the bus (with exact change).
2. Enjoy Live Music Right Here at Fremont Street
While you’re enjoying the Fremont Street Experience, be sure to take in the music. It’s the best place in Las Vegas to enjoy free, live music! Three stages, and a rotating schedule of non-stop talent performing music from just about every musical genre you can imagine.
For dates of upcoming live events, there’s a calendar for that. See below:
Hours: Varies (but usually until 1 or 2 am)
Website: Fremont Experience Live Music Events & More
How to Get to Fremont Street Experience: Directions
3. Explore the Strip
The Strip almost seems like it was created with stoners in mind. With all the dazzle, bright lights, and shiny objects, it’s a year-round wonderland for tokers.
After blazing one of your favorite Las Vegas marijuana strains, take a stroll down The Strip — solo, or with friends. Soak in the sights, take lots of pictures and selfies, and get lost in the hustle and bustle, and street entertainment that goes all night long every night of the year.
One word of caution: as we mentioned before, don’t even think about consuming in public. Las Vegas’ finest will not hesitate to issue you a citation. And, the fine is hefty: six big ones! Yup, you heard that right. $600.
Hours: 24 hours per day
Website: Las Vegas Strip Map
How do I get to the Strip from Fremont Street for cheap?
How do I get to the Strip from the Las Vegas Airport for cheap?
You can also take the Westcliff Airport Express (WAX) to the Strip for only $2. The hours of operation are 5:45 am to 11:15 pm weekdays, and 6:30 am to 11:45 pm on weekends. The bus runs every half hour from McCarran and makes a limited number of stops on the Strip (and downtown). Tip: Purchase your ticket on the bus, as the $2 fare isn’t available at the kiosks (exact change is required).
4. Get Bedazzled by the Light Show at the Wynn: Lake of Dreams
What’s better than Las Vegas marijuana? Getting high and watching the light show at the Wynn’s Lake of Dreams. With a 40-foot waterfall and a pine-topped mountain as a backdrop, the light show at The Wynn is an amazing spectacle. No photo can do it justice. You’ll have to see it to believe it. The innovative music paired with stunning imagery from the over four thousand lights, puppetry, and holography, make for the perfect venture for any cannabis enthusiast who appreciates a good light show. And, let’s be honest: what stoner doesn’t like light shows?
To check it out, take the circular escalator from Parasol Up. The show is free, but if you have some extra dough, enjoy the show and water’s edge views while sipping on a tasty cocktail on the terrace at Parasol Down or at one of Wynn’s two open-front restaurants: SW Steakhouse or Lakeside.
Shows begin at sunset, running every half hour.
Hours: 6 pm – 11:30 pm
Website: Wynn Las Vegas Lake of Dreams
How to Get to the Light Show at the Wynn: Directions
5. Watch the Waterworks Show at the Bellagio
One of the Strip’s most iconic spectacles, the Waterworks Show at Bellagio is a must-see while you’re high. An impressive water and light show with fountains shooting water 450 feet into the sky against the backdrop of the Bellagio, you won’t want to miss this show. Each show is expertly choreographed with “thoughtfully interwoven water, music, and light designed to mesmerize its admirers.” The shows are set against a backdrop of a wide range of music, from classical to rock to contemporary pop songs.
The water and light show takes place every 15 minutes (or 30 minutes during the day), so you’ll never have to wait long to catch a show. To fully appreciate the show, visit after dark when you can fully appreciate the full spectrum of lights.
Hours: Varies depending on the day. But usually every 30 minutes until 8 pm, and every 15 minutes after 8 pm until midnight. See website for current schedule.
Website: Fountains of Bellagio
How to Get to the Fountains of Bellagio: Directions
6. The Fall of Atlantis Fountain Show
Inside Caesar’s Palace Forum Shops, nestled next to the Cheesecake Factory, you’ll spot a large fountain and aquarium that is lit up throughout the day with an array of lights. This is also where the Fall of Atlantis Fountain Show takes place every hour on the hour. Starting at 10 am daily, stoned on Las Vegas marijuana (or not), you’re in for a treat!
The scene takes place in the mythical city of Atlantis where the King must decide which of his kids should rule the city after he’s gone. Shortly thereafter, three robotic figures with impressive lifelike qualities emerge. King Atlas is the middle perched on the highest level of the fountain. The King’s daughter, Alia, is on a pillar to the left. And, the King’s son, Gadrius, is perched on the opposite side. We don’t want to spoil it, so we’ll leave it at that. But, you’ve got the drift, right?
Sun – Thurs: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Fri – Sat: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Website: Caesar’s Things to Do
How to Get to the Fall of Atlantis Fountain Show at Caesars Palace: Directions
Las Vegas Marijuana: Cheap Stuff to Do In Vegas When You’re High
7. Get “High” on the High Roller
Aptly named, “High Roller,” a perfect name for people who like to get “high,” although we’re pretty sure that’s not what they had in mind when they built the tallest Ferris wheel in the world. The High Roller stands an impressive 550 feet and is both a Ferris wheel and an observatory where you can take in incredible views of Las Vegas and its world famous skyline. There are 29 pods, each holding up to 40 people. For the best views, book times around sunset or night when you can fully appreciate the lights that illuminate Vegas.
The best deals are during the day. (Make sure to buy your tickets online for the best deal!) The cost is $22 or $35 gets you into the High Roller Happy Half Hour where you can drink as much as you want for 30 minutes. (Chug quickly!). At night, the prices go up to $32 and $47 respectively. If you’re a local, Nevada residents get 50% off with valid ID. While it may not be the cheapest deal in town, it’s a great value for this type of experience!
Mon – Thurs: 4pm to 1am,
Fri – Sun: Noon – 1am
Daytime: $22* or Happy Half Hour (includes booze) $35*.
Nighttime$32* or Happy Half Hour (includes booze) $47 *.
* Internet-Only Deal. Nevada residents also get a 50% discount with valid ID.
Website: High Roller
How to Get to High Roller at Linq Hotel & Casino: Directions
8. Catch a Show
Believe it or not, there are free and cheap shows in Vegas. For free shows, you can check out “M&M World” and see the 10 minute 3D movie, “I Lost My M in Vegas.” Prince’s Purple Reign at the Tropicana is a great deal with tickets starting at $30. There are also tons of magic shows, comedy shows, you can even see cheap or free circus acts at Circus Circus.
For a list of all the shows under $50, Groupon has compiled a great list:
9. Get Super Duper High at the Stratosphere Tower Observation Deck
How would you like see Vegas through a 360-degree panorama view? Las Vegas’ Stratosphere Tower is also the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States at 1,149 feet. Whether you want to heighten your perspective of Sin City or just get an opportunity to say you visited one of the most stoney views west of the Mississippi, you’ll love Stratosphere Tower. Of course, imbibe with your Las Vegas marijuana before you get to the top. There’s no smoking allowed in the observation area.
Sun – Thurs: 10 am to 1 am
Fri – Sat: 10am to 2am
Website: Stratosphere Tower Observation Deck
How to Get to the Stratosphere Tower Observation Deck: Directions
10. Blow Whatever Money You Have Left on the Slots…Maybe.
In the end, the house always wins. So why not accept this reality and set aside a small amount of dough (for entertainment purposes) that won’t break the bank if you lose? (Hopefully, you still have some good ol’ Las Vegas marijuana.) Do yourself a favor: Avoid the high-stakes gaming — especially if you’re high. Stick to small bets. Slots are a great way to throw away money. The odds are lousy and you’ll probably lose — but you may not!
So, what are the odds?
At $1.50 bet per round, 300 rounds per hour, it will take you about two hours to lose $50 playing slots.
Now your odds are a lot better playing video poker. 300 rounds at $1.25 per round will last you about 5 hours (on average).
But, of course, while you burn through that $50, at least you can enjoy some free cocktails.
To run the numbers on other games, check out Michael Bluejay’s Average Loss Calculator.
Website: Michael Bluejay’s Vegas Click: Top 10 Vegas Tips