A subsidiary of Terra Tech Corp., the first publicly traded, vertically integrated medical marijuana company, Blüm dispensary has opened a Las Vegas location at 1921 Western Avenue. Blüm opened on April 20th and offers many products from local cultivations as well as Terra Tech’s exclusive concentrate line, IVXX. The dispensary also carries unsweetened topical and ingestible medications. letsblum.com

THRIVE Cannabis Marketplace, downtown Las Vegas’ largest medical cannabis dispensary at 10,000 square feet, has opened at 1112 S. Commerce. Downtown’s THRIVE Cannabis Marketplace carries the highest quality medical cannabis, including a full line of edibles, tinctures, oils and concentrates, as well as a variety of vape pens and glass pipes. Appointed with chic, urban-industrial décor designed to foster a sense of old-school charm and relaxation, the downtown dispensary features a rotating art gallery showcasing work by local artists. THRIVE’s North Las Vegas location is also open at 2755 W. Cheyenne Ave.thrivenevada.com

The first of three Nevada locations of The Dispensary will open this month at 5347 S. Decatur. The other two are planned for Henderson and Reno. “One of my plans is to comingle the cultures of Reno and Las Vegas because they both have amazing products that can crossover,” explains Ryan Bondhus, menu curator and floor manager of the Dispensary.

With strains curated by the Dispensary’s staff of connoisseurs, cicerones, and the Canna Somm of Bake N Wake Review, Bondhus says “we will have a live menu that will always be changing and morphing to what the patient wants, what the growers are doing, and what’s the best in town. So we are never going to have a stagnant menu.”

The Dispensary will require its budtenders to go through a week’s worth of training, during which they will learn about the five major cannabinoids as well as the top 12 terpenes. In addition, “they will have to take a test, much like a food server would, not only on our menu, but also on the terpene and cannabinoid profiles, to make sure they are ready to stand behind the counter,” relays Bondhus. “Two times a month our budtenders are required to go to a canna class where during the first half hour I will be going through tasting notes with them, and they will meet master growers who will be on hand to personally educate the staff on their products.” thedispensarynv.com