At a Glance

Dispensary: The Grove

Location: 4647 Swenson St., Las Vegas

Medical/recreational: Medical

CEO: Demetri Kouretas

Years in business: 1

Number of reviews in 2016: 212

Total products: 156

  • Flower products: 40
  • Concentrate products: 37
  • Edible products: 44
  • Pre-rolls: 21
  • Other products: 14
The Grove is shown at sunset Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Las Vegas. (Ronda Churchill for Leafly)
The Grove is shown at sunset Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Las Vegas. (Ronda Churchill for Leafly)

Excited by the opportunity to lay foundation in a previously untapped market, The Grove’s CEO Demetri Kouretas found a way to deliver excellence in both product and patient care. Kouretas, his brother, and close friend Brian Hyun had all been previously involved in various businesses, but getting into cannabis took a leap of faith. Over time, though, what started as an idea has blossomed into a fully thriving business at the heart of the Nevada cannabis community.

Not only has The Grove become a hub for medical cannabis patients in the Las Vegas area, as a vertically integrated company it also produces its own stock. “We grow our own marijuana called KANNABIS, as well as produce all O.penVAPE products,” says Kouretas. They also create edibles under their VERT line while maintaining strong relationships with other producers in the market. The company’s ability to create its own products helps provide a wider variety and selection for its many patients.

Putting down deep roots in the local community is also something The Grove strives for. In order to bring people together, the company has “included several artists and events to daily operations, [and is] always creating a different energy for our variety of customers.”

First-time patients are encouraged to ask a lot of questions: The Grove’s budtenders are extremely knowledgeable and well-versed on all products, particularly the ones produced in-house. After you’re done shopping, hit up the nearby Hofbrauhaus with locals and tourists alike for some excellent German bratwurst.

Find cannabis at The Grove in Las Vegas, Nevada, one of Leafly List 2016 winners
The Grove is shown at sunset Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Las Vegas. (Ronda Churchill for Leafly)

In Kouretas’s Words

Top selling products: “KANNABIS, O.penVAPE, and VERT edibles.”

What is the surrounding neighborhood like? “We’re the first dispensary you pass leaving the airport as you enter the Las Vegas Strip. We are next door to the famous bar Double Down, and directly across from UNLV and the Thomas and Mack Center.”

What inspires you to come to work? “To be able to change an industry that should be available to everyone. We also want to give patients alternatives to prescription drugs and the negative side effects that could come from those medications.”

Favorite strain or product? Blue Dream.”

A budtender helps a customer at The Grove Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Las Vegas. (Ronda Churchill for Leafly)
A budtender helps a customer at The Grove Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Las Vegas. (Ronda Churchill for Leafly)

What Leafly Reviewers Say

The Grove in Las Vegas leaves patients “satisfied” with every “purchase and experience.” When entering, you can expect “great service from the security guard to the budtenders,” and if it’s your first time, take advantage of their $10 off first time special! They are staffed with “an amazing group of people” who are “extremely knowledgeable” and won’t disappoint.

Runner-Up: Essence Vegas – The Strip (Las Vegas, NV)