Recent Recreational And Legal Marijuana Expansions Boost Cannabis Related Travel Experiences

One of the fastest growing sectors in leisure travel appears to be the legal cannabis industry

FLORIDA: Cannabis companies are capitalizing on the overwhelming growth and demand throughout the industry, creating unique services and products that are producing significant revenue streams. One of the fastest growing sectors in leisure travel appears to be the legal cannabis industry that targets individuals who want to learn more about potential investment opportunities in the cannabis Read the full article…

Colorado Tourism Survey Shows Legal Pot’s Influence

“I think it is rearing its head as a significant travel and tourism amenity for visitors coming to Colorado,” said Al White, who retired as boss of the Colorado Tourism Office in August and now serves on the board of a cannabis tourism company.

COLORADO: Marijuana businesses have long proclaimed that cannabis is drawing visitors to Colorado. Now they have proof. A study commissioned by the Colorado Tourism Office and presented to the office’s board of directors on Wednesday shows legal weed as a growing motivator for trips to Colorado — conflicting with the mantra of tourism officials statewide that Read the full article…

Oregon Marijuana Industry Targets Tourist Market

he Portland market is saturated with marijuana dispensaries, prompting a handful of entrepreneurs to set their sights on a different crowd: tourists.

OREGON: With its rough-sawn cedar walls, burled maple counters and muted colors, William Simpson’s upscale shop in downtown Dundee could easily be mistaken for a wine tasting room. Thing is, Simpson’s not selling Oregon pinot. He’s selling pot. The recent opening of Simpson’s store in Oregon wine country signals the latest evolution in an industry going Read the full article…

Main Denver Airport Bans Sale Of Marijuana-Themed Souvenirs

"We don't want marijuana to be the first thing our visitors experience when they arrive," airport spokesman Heath Montgomery said.

COLORADO:  Tourists who fly to Colorado to try legal pot can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver airport. The airport has banned pot-themed souvenirs, fearing the kitsch could taint the state’s image. Marijuana possession and any pot-related advertising were already forbidden. Read the full article…

A Visit To Mendocino’s Marijuana Farmers’ Market

More than a month away before marijuana legalization goes into effect, at least one marijuana delivery service is openly selling pot.

CALIFORNIA: Yesterday I went down to Area 101 for the first-ever Healing Harvest Farms medical cannabis farmers’ market. We’re on the verge of September, and it was a warm, breezy, dry day out there. Perfect day to experience some bounty. Area 101 is that colorful collection of buildings on the east side of the 101 freeway, Read the full article…

Denver Is Getting Its First ‘Bud and Breakfast’ Soon. Yes, Really.

With no Amsterdam-style public venues and private lounges where smoking pot is permitted Small independent hotel owners are stepping up to serve pot tourists.

COLORADO:  Since January, when Colorado legalized recreational marijuana use, a so-called pot tourism industry has quickly gained traction, with private clubs, tours and shops catering to curious patrons. (Just remember: Don’t bring that weed on the plane home.) And while there’s some weed-friendly lodging in the state (more often through Airbnb than traditional hotels), there hasn’t yet been Read the full article…

Is Marijuana Consumption on House Arrest in Colorado?

We need to answer this question so that people can go somewhere,” Jane explained. “There are thousands of tourists coming in every week for this purpose but there is actually nowhere in public they can legally consume it.”

COLORADO: You’ve finally done it. You booked your trip. You’ve committed to that vacation you so desperately deserve. And you can smell the weed already. At this point – you’re daydreaming about walking down the street and sparking up a joint or casually smoking a bowl with a group of friends at a coffee shop. Read the full article…

Caribbean Leaders to Debate Marijuana Legalization

ST VINCENT: Researchers with a Caribbean trade bloc have found that decriminalizing marijuana and exploring its use for medicinal purposes could help boost the region’s sluggish economy. Caricom leaders are expected to talk about the preliminary report in a two-day summit that begins Monday in St. Vincent. The report was released Friday to The Associated Read the full article…

Colorado Resorts Brace For Marijuana Tourism

"We're delving into truly uncharted territory here," said Summit County Sheriff John Minor, whose jurisdiction covers the Arapahoe Basin, Keystone and Breckenridge ski areas. "We do have this misperception in Summit County where people have smoked in public, been charged, and were under the perception that it's a free-for-all."

COLORADO:  Colorado’s ski resorts and mountain towns are bracing for an influx of tourists seeking a now-legal Rocky Mountain high. Last year, the state legalized the possession and use of small amounts of recreational marijuana, and on Jan. 1 special stores will be allowed to sell pot to anyone 21 and over. Voters had previously Read the full article…

Travel: In Jamaica, 'Ganja' Tours Are Made Available To Marijuana Fans

Dr. Dreher found that every mother she studied saw benefits in serving their schoolchildren ganja tea, despite what their teachers or educators said.

JAMAICA:  Napa and Sonoma have their wine tours, and travelers flock to Scotland to sample the fine single malt whiskies. But in Jamaica, farmers are offering a different kind of trip for a different type of connoisseur. Call them ganja tours: smoky, mystical — and technically illegal — journeys to some of the island’s hidden Read the full article…