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:


Marijuana reform is coming to the US Virgin Islands as well as Trinidad and Tobago after both groups of Caribbean islands changed their cannabis laws recently. US Virgin IslandsThis week, the US Virgin Islands' newly elected governor Albert Bryan Jr. (D) signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the US territory. The legalization movement has been steadily growing in the Virgin Islands since 2014 when voters approved a referendum in favor of legalizing the substance.

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