Blüm Desert Inn – Las Vegas, NV
There’s some Hollywood lore to Blüm’s location on Desert Inn Road. Once the Vegas Valley Savings and Loan, the building served as the bank where Nicky (Joe Pesci) catches Ginger (Sharon Stone) stealing money from Sam Rothstein (Robert De Niro) in Martin Scorsese’s “Casino.” Today, Blüm is the closest dispensary to the Las Vegas Convention Center, making it the best stop for the tens of thousands of visitors who need a break between seminars. The dispensary’s pencil lead tile floor glaze was designed to represent ash, while copper light fixtures above symbolize fiery embers. They even showcase the beauty of smoke and smoking in their artwork, which features staff members of different ages and ethnic backgrounds so each customer who walks into Blüm can feel welcome.
Blüm has a high standard for the cannabis products they sell — their ethos is “premium quality cannabis with professional service.” The Desert Inn location has a knack for carrying unique products with high potencies, including Golden’s Private Stash distillate, Mindy’s Edibles, VVG’s Vegas M Sticks and full-spectrum CBD tincture by Harmony CBD. They also house many of Nevada’s most popular brands, such as Binske, Cannabiotix, Deep Roots Harvest and Tahoe Hydroponics. Combine that with affordable pricing and daily deals between 4:20 and 7:10 p.m., and you’ve got a recipe for one heck of a happy hour.
When Terra Tech Corp. CEO Derek Peterson and his wife Amy moved to California and purchased Blüm, they probably never thought Terra Tech would be the first cannabis-related company in the United States to go public on the New York Stock Exchange. An advocate and visionary, Peterson wrote an open letter to President Donald Trump urging the federal government to allow states the ability to regulate their own banking and cannabis laws, so as not to lose the domestic economic benefits currently being taken advantage of in Nevada by foreign interests.