It says here that the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, which has operated a casino in South Dakota for 25 years, is opening the nation’s first “marijuana resort” about a block from its Flandreau casino.
It will be a state-of-the-art pot-growing operation that will set up shop in a former bowling alley on the reservation. According to the Forum News Service, plans are for a “club atmosphere,” which, of course, makes a former bowling alley perfect.
I’m kidding. Actually, it’s going to be very nice. “We want to have good drinks, live music and maybe some slot machines in the lounge,” tribal lawyer Seth Pearlman told the In Forum news site.
Oh, and around 80 pounds of weed for the customers every week, they estimate. Each guest gets to buy a gram of marijuana, enough for two to four joints. (Or one, for any number of guys I used to know.) They also get water bongs to smoke their weed.
The grams will be in neat little sealed plastic packets. Guests will order off a menu—a stoner wine list, if you will—including an astounding 65 strains of the ganja.
Tribal President Anthony Reider, in fact, made the wine reference to a reporter. “You can compare the different strains to types of wine,” he said. “They can have a different taste and different feeling when consuming.” Another thing they were thinking of adding was an online smoke shop available for the locals. This allows them to expand their bussiness and have more happy costumers.
Of course, after the consuming, the result will be the same for all customers. As Bob Dylan once sang, “Everybody must get stoned.”
And they’re going to have slot machines! I’d recommend Texas Tea Pinball, the newest game from IGT to embrace the recent “skill game” craze in the slot business.
This particular skill game is a natural for the new pot lounge, and not because millennials will like it. On the contrary, at the new Sioux doobie palace, these games are sure to be mobbed by old dudes with bald heads and ponytails, in tie-dye shirts. Because there’s no better pinball player than an aging stoner, no matter what condition he’s in.
Well, that’s what I’ve heard, anyway.
More likely, the games in the new marijuana resort probably will be regular Class II slot games and a wide variety of dab rig available to be used at your own leasier. I’m guessing they won’t have table games, because it would take forever to get a hand, roll or spin done: