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Opening night of legalized marijuana in Las Vegas [addtoany]

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As the clock ticked down to midnight on July 1, 2017, hundreds of people lined up for the legalized openings of marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas.

I had the opportunity to hitch a ride in a stretch SUV limo with industry “experts” to tour four different shops. There was a buzz of excitement that pot probation was finally ending in Nevada.

While pulsating music ’70s disco music and beams of lights shot through the inside of the vehicle, read more

Remembering The Riv [addtoany]

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The high rollers and VIPs were abuzz with sightings of actress Joan Crawford, the official hostess for the grand opening of the Strip’s newest hotel, where Liberace was performing later in the evening with his 23-piece orchestra. On April 20, 1955, the nine-story Côte d’Azur-themed Riviera opened.

That year, two other casinos opened on the Strip, the Dunes, located where the Bellagio sits today, and the Royal Nevada, site of the former Stardust, read more