Tryke Companies – Las Vegas, NV
If you’ve been to Las Vegas in the last year, you’ve probably been to, seen or at least heard of REEF Dispensaries’ massive flagship Nevada location. The company has not only built a notable online presence; they’ve also erected a giant, sea-blue building just off the freeway you literally can’t miss. In the front of the massive structure lives REEF’s retail dispensary, an expansive store designed to keep the crowds flowing freely. In the back, what most people don’t see—but can definitely smell, once inside—is Tryke Companies Cultivation, the vertically integrated facility growing top-shelf flowers found exclusively at REEF Dispensaries’ three Vegas locations.
Las Vegas makes for a unique market, with guests coming from all over the world looking for their favorite cannabis strains. The team at Tryke, well aware of their clientele’s desires, continues to grow their vast archive of flower profiles. Tryke’s director of cultivation, Darin Carpenter, gave me a rundown of the several hundred strains in their baseball card-esque collection of cannabis genetics; housing around 8,000 clones at any given time allows Tryke to curate product lines based on guest demands. “We have a very extensive locker,” describes Carpenter, “and have pretty much all the hot strains, plus some strains that are less known, plus some of the classics. We try to keep a diverse library, especially out here [in Las Vegas], because people come from different regions and recognize different genetics.”
Tryke-grown flower tiers include: Black Label (traditional, vintage); Gold Label (popular, higher quality); Platinum (small-batch, top-shelf); and Diamond (limited edition, terpene magic). A Las Vegas favorite on the Diamond Tier is Khalifa Kush, an OG-descended, pungent flower (and concentrate) created for hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa. Another Diamond Tier collaboration exclusively available at REEF Dispensaries is the Tryke Exotikz by Berner line of premium cannabis flower; Purple Punch, Strawberry Shortcake and Purple Starburst are a few of the current limited edition Exotikz Line I’ve been lucky to sample.