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…

Colorado Raises $150 Million From Marijuana. Will More States Legalize?

"The big lesson we tell other states is you probably shouldn't legalize marijuana if you want to make money – that's not why you do it,"

COLORADO: Colorado has brought in more than $150 million in marijuana tax revenue, according to official state data. That doesn’t make it a budgetary panacea, warn lawmakers. “The big lesson we tell other states is you probably shouldn’t legalize marijuana if you want to make money – that’s not why you do it,” said J. Skyler McKinley, deputy Read the full article…

Impact Of Marijuana On Travel Hard To Assess In Colorado

Entrepreneurs eager to get a foothold in the medical marijuana business asked Baltimore County Council members Tuesday to pass zoning laws that would allow them to operate.

COLORADO:  A year after marijuana sales became legal in Colorado, the impact on tourism is difficult to assess. At least 18 companies offer bus tours of marijuana facilities, and a Denver bed and breakfast markets itself as a “bud and breakfast,” the Denver Post reported Sunday. But state-funded agencies aren’t promoting marijuana tourism, and no Read the full article…

AirTHC Aims to Connect Weed-Friendly Homeowners and Travelers

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COLORADO: Presumably, folks visiting Colorado for a bit of “weed tourism” will want somewhere to enjoy the fruits of their travels. But until more cannabis cafes proliferate, what’s a vacationing stoner to do? It can be hard to hide the smell of marijuana in a hotel, and most Airbnb hosts make no mention of their pot policies. Read the full article…

High Class Dining: Colorado Restaurant Introduces Weed-And-Food Pairing Menu

Cannabis in the kitchen. What goes with OG Kush?

COLORADO:  When you go to a gourmet restaurant, you might find yourself asking the sommelier to recommend a fine wine to complement your meal. But now, as more states begin to legalize recreational marijuana use, diners will soon be asking another question: What fine weed will enhance my dining experience?

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Visitors Exhibit Confusion About Colorado’s Marijuana Laws

“From our standpoint, nothing has changed from last year to this year and we're definitely going to make sure people follow federal law,” Strebig said. “It is possible people will be cited for marijuana use and possession on federal lands.”

COLORADO: The ski season is just two weeks old and already there appears to be some confusion about Colorado’s new laws governing personal marijuana use and possession. According to a recent CBS Denver report, several visitors to Arapahoe Basin Ski Area have had their ski passes revoked due to public use of marijuana. A-Basin officials declined Read the full article…