Cannabis And Cards At America's First Weed Resort

Still have no New Year's plans? Here's an option to consider if you love holiday resorts, gambling...and cannabis. A resort in South Dakota will become the first to sell legal weed New Year's Eve. Here's what you can expect to enjoy there:


The Royal River Casino features slots, black jack, roulette and poker, two restaurants, and rooms for overnight guests.

Plentiful amounts of good food

If you're going to open a weed resort in America, you'd best get some solid dining options in place. The tribe seems to be on the right track: The River's Bend Buffet, serves up free soda and coffee, roast beef, seafood, homemade entrees, pies, cakes, and cheesecakes. There's also a Snack Bar for those on the move.

Cannabis, of course

That's the whole point, right? According to Indian Country Today, patrons 21 and over pick up one gram at a time in the marijuana lounge. If you want more, just return the package with bar code from the previous gram.

Lots of different types of weed

A total of 60 different strains will be available, including: "Girl Scout Cookies," "Aurora," "Shark," and "Green Spirit." Additionally, "plants are untouched by pesticides and heavy metals," reports Indian Country Today.

Smoke it while you've got it

You can smoke all you want on the resort, but don't try to take any product home with you. Each seed and plant will be tracked with a barcode, enabling law enforcement to know if cannabis confiscated outside the facility came from the resort.

The tribe anticipates up to $2-million a month in profit. They're also filming a documentary about their historic venture. Watch the trailer and check out their Kickstarter here:


'South Park' is well known for satirizing pretty much everything happening in current pop culture, and the cannabis industry is no exception. Last week, the popular adult cartoon released a satirical ad for their fictional cannabis brand, Tegridy Farms. The mock brand was originally introduced in a South Park episode that aired last October on the same day that Canada moved to legalize recreational cannabis nationwide. The new Tegridy Farms ad takes shots at the current landscape of the cannabis industry by claiming that it's being run by "a bunch of young corporate banker types" who pretend to be interested in repairing the wrongs done by the War on Drugs, but they're really only interested in making "an easy buck for themselves." "Fuck those guys," says the video's narrator.

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