Giant bong, huggable buds: Marijuana museum opens in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A museum celebrating all things cannabis with displays that include a glass bong taller than a giraffe and huggable faux marijuana buds is the newest tourist attraction in Las Vegas.

Nobody will be allowed to light up at Cannabition when it opens Thursday because of a Nevada ban on public consumption of marijuana. But visitors can learn more about the drug and take endless selfies at the made-for-social-media facility.

The selfies of visitors are so important for the museum that every exhibit has lights meant to ensure people can use the no-filter Instagram hashtag.

Founder J.J. Walker says the museum’s goal is to destigmatize marijuana use.

The museum will welcome its first visitors almost 15 months after adults in Nevada could began buying recreational marijuana legally , with sales far exceeding state projections.

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