Acres is hard to miss—just look for the bright, “framed” floral murals outside the 18,000-square foot facility. This artistic vibe carries over into the shop, with custom-created purple plush furniture and chandeliers in the waiting room. Another set of murals create a proscenium-and-backdrop effect in the sales area, where products are tidily displayed by brand.
After making your purchase, check out Acres’ collection of marijuana memorabilia, from Reefer Madness posters to vintage copies of High Times, or peek into the glassed-in kitchen, where edibles are made in-house.
Acres carries their namesake house brand (grown in a greenhouse in Amargosa, NV, about 80 miles northwest of Las Vegas), and has a deal with Cowboy Cannabis (look for the chewing tobacco-style packaging). Other brands include Matrix NV, BaM, Greenway, Social vape pens and Wana gummies, among others. Acres’ edibles—which include cookies, popcorn and donuts—have an extra flair. “Our chef was a pastry chef at the Wynn, so her edibles are to die for,” says Acres Manager Amy Castaldo.
“In this market, the more creative you get, the more intrigued people are and they want to come. Because it’s Vegas, it’s big, it’s exciting . . . there’s not a facility like this in your hometown.” – Amy Castaldo, Acres Manager
Acres cleverly infuses the toppings rather than the baked goods, making for much fresher products. “Before going recreational, we sold all flower, all day, and I couldn’t move an edible to save my life,” Amy recalls. “Now, I can’t keep an edible or a vape pen on my shelf!”
Like the industry itself, Acres has plans to expand—and not just in terms of square footage. “In this market, the more creative you get, the more intrigued people are and they want to come. Because it’s Vegas, it’s big, it’s exciting . . . there’s not a facility like this in your hometown,” says Castaldo. The museum will continue to add items, there are plans to have scheduled demonstrations in the kitchen, and “we are going to work with the city to get an on-site consumption lounge,” Castaldo explains, “like the House of Blues for cannabis, with events and concerts.” Another plan is to add a vendor area, where customers can get better acquainted with new products. “We will be doing the Marketplace at Acres, where cultivators and producers will be able to come in and staff their booth with their employees,” she explains.
Location: 2320 Western Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102 | (702) 399-4200
Store Hours: Mon-Sun: 10am-12am
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