Eaze Partners With Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows Santa Monica And Recreational Embassy To Debut Eaze Hospitality

CALIFORNIA: Eaze, California’s leading cannabis delivery marketplace, announced a new partnership with Recreational Embassy, an elemental curator of cannabis and hemp solutions for the luxury hospitality market, to bring high-touch cannabis experiences to luxury hotel guests with the launch of Eaze Hospitality. The Eaze Hospitality concierge service will debut at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows Santa Monica, marking a first-of-its-kind intersection of tourism and the cannabis industry.

“The partnership with the Fairmont and Recreational Embassy is another proof point that cannabis is normalizing,” says Sheena Shiravi, Senior Director of Marketing at Eaze. “Offering adults in-hotel access to safe and legal cannabis at California’s luxury tourism destinations reinforces how beneficial it is to incorporate cannabis into every aspect of your life.”

Eaze Hospitality is designed to meet the needs, tastes, and lifestyle of the luxury cannabis consumer. Features include a concierge service that serves as a resource for guests’ questions and supports a positive cannabis experience. Eaze Hospitality is committed to educating both new and existing customers about the benefits of cannabis and the innovative products available to them.

“Hotels should have a safe, legal and thoughtful approach to meet the needs of the modern luxury hotel customer,” says Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows Director of Sales and Marketing, Rebecca Huetter. “By partnering with Recreational Embassy, we are able to provide the contemporary level of hotel amenities our guests have come to expect.”

“Being present is what the new modern luxury travel experience is all about, and cannabis is the key wellness product to help you get there,” said Lauren Rogers, Chief Executive Officer of Recreational Embassy. “As we guide the hospitality industry along this fresh customer journey with integrity, Eaze Hospitality reinforces the overlap between the new cannabis consumer and the modern luxury traveler.”

The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, California is the first property to leverage Eaze Hospitality to facilitate access to legal, compliant and brand-aligned hemp and cannabis products and services. Guests aged 21+ will have access to customized in-room menus that feature low-dose and non-inhalation hemp and cannabis products. Through Recreational Embassy, the hotel will also offer bespoke CBD products including a custom scented fig CBD-infused bath bomb inspired by the property’s signature fig tree.

The potential to holistically reshape the signature elements of a luxury property hotel-stay by integrating hemp, cannabis and CBD products offers an unprecedented opportunity for hotels to drive incremental revenue. “We bridge the gaps between both those experienced with cannabis and those we call ‘canna-curious’ who are interested to learn more,” says Brian Applegarth, Chief Education Officer of Recreational Embassy. “The most common questions we hear from visitors are about how to get cannabis products and where to enjoy them. Our goal is to minimize confusion for hotels and their guests while maximizing on-property experiences and driving incremental value.”

New Cannabis Tour Company Is Now Booking Tours To Mendocino.

CALIFORNIA: Locally owned NorCal Tour Company, Inc announced today that it is now booking tours of California Cannabis Country with its new Mendocino Experience Cannabis Tour. The tour is based on the Northern California wine tour model, taking tourists to licensed legal cannabis farms as well as an inside look at the Northern California cannabis industry.

Mendocino farm

Tourists are shuttled from downtown San Francisco to the southern corner of The Emerald Triangle, Northern California’s renowned appellation for cannabis, on a day trip that returns tourists back to San Francisco just in time for dinner. The tour takes guests to beautiful Mendocino County sights, dispensaries, farms, and cannabis processing facilities, a lovely lunch at a gourmet bakery & cafe in charming downtown Ukiah, and the majestic Giant Redwoods, giving tourists a comprehensive look into Northern California’s cannabis industry and culture. Guests learn from the foremost experts in the industry all about cannabis and its recreational and therapeutic uses, while taking in the verdant beauty of Northern California.

Said Chris Vardijan, Chief Operations Officer, “We offer the first and only tour experience in Northern California that brings tourists to visit an actual working farm. Our tours are fun and informative even for folks who don’t partake in cannabis.”

LAX Relaxes Pot Policy

CALIFORNIA: High flyers delight. No need to hide your stash on your next West Coast flight.  The fine folks at LAX have relaxed their pot policy, and now say it is now OK to fly with up to one full ounce of your favorite strain, or up to 8 grams of concentrate.

LAX Relaxes Pot Policy

LAX Relaxes Pot Policy

Here’s what’s written on the official LAX web site:

While federal law prohibits the possession of marijuana (inclusive of federal airspace,) California’s passage of proposition 64, effective January 1, 2018, allows for individuals 21 years of age or older to possess up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana for personal consumption. In accordance with Proposition 64, the Los Angeles Airport Police Department will allow passengers to travel through LAX with up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana. However, passengers should be aware that marijuana laws vary state by state and they are encouraged to check the laws of the states in which they plan to travel.

 

 

Ontario Moves Ahead With Plan To License Cannabis Lounges

CANADA: Initially, the province of Ontario – Canada’s most populated area – planned to institute a categorical ban on public smoking which would have restricted consumption to homes. However, that proposal harbored various shortcomings, including exposing children to second-hand smoke.

Additionally, people living in buildings that ban smoking would have no place to smoke.

Trina Fraser, an Ottawa Lawyer who specializes in cannabis trade laws believes that such restrictive regulations would force people to smoke in undesirable places like their cars.

The proposed cannabis lounges could lag behind legalization legislation, which is expected by July.

The Ontario regulations would have provisions for both public lounges and smoking spaces in apartment and some business buildings. Additionally, pot smokers would be allowed to smoke in cigarette smoking zones, and other forms of marijuana, including edible varieties would be allowed in all hotel rooms.

If passed, marijuana producers, as well as sellers of smoking devices stand to benefit significantly, with more people finding it comfortable to smoke marijuana in an acceptable setting.

Tourist populations would also find it easier to sample Canadian pot.

 

San Diego’s West Coast Cannabis Tours Officially Opens Doors

CALIFORNIA: West Coast Cannabis Tours (WCCT), a San Diego-based cutting edge authority of cannabis tourism, bringing a one-of-a-kind experience to open minded individuals and community members in the greater Southern California region, this week announced their exciting and education-based tours are now officially accessible to individuals.

“We want to bring professional awareness to a natural remedy that has been proven to contribute to sustainable health and happiness,” said Todd Green, founder and owner of WCCT. “Cannabis contains properties to potentially benefit everyone. Our clients will be able to enjoy cannabis in a contemporary fashion for a unique outing that friends and family are welcome on.”

As part of the new website and business launch, WCCT is hosting their first event this October 21st, called the Intro to Cannabis: Limo Bus Tour. As a three-venue tour with a licensed dispensary, glass blowing demonstration, and a cooking and edibles demo, the Intro to Cannabis tour is designed to share the positive benefits of cannabis while providing information on how products are made and used today.

“Our events are suitable for cannabis enthusiasts, as well as newcomers interested in learning more about the industry,” said Todd. “We are incredibly excited to be officially open for business, and are encouraging everyone to spread the word on our cannabis commitment here in SoCal.”

The Intro to Cannabis tour is $99 per person.

WCCT sets itself apart from the competition by providing unique offerings and fun-oriented activities for helping guests to rediscover cannabis and even visit apothecaries full of cannabis-containing products.

California’s First Wine & Weed Symposium Major Success

CALIFORNIA:  The Wine Industry Network (WIN) hosted nearly 500 people to the first Wine & Weed Symposium on August 3rd at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa, CA. The one-day business focused conference was intended to create a dialogue between the wine and cannabis industries and examine the impact that the legalization of recreational cannabis use in California will have on the wine industry.

Of the day’s registered attendees, 45% were wine industry professionals, 26% were cannabis industry professionals, 18% have ties to both industries, and the remaining people in attendance were from other industries altogether. Polling the audience during the show, 77% of attendees predicted more collaboration than competition between the two industries.

Featuring experts from both categories, the day began with opening remarks from California Senator Mike McGuire who provided an overview of two of the state’s major agricultural crops, cannabis and wine, and how these industries will coexist. He also discussed the work that our leaders are doing to quickly provide legislation as the prohibition on cannabis ends.

In addition to the Senator, other notable cannabis leaders Hezekiah Allen, executive director of the California Growers Association, Aaron Smith, co-founder and executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, and Tawnie Logan, chairwoman of the Sonoma County Growers Alliance and California Growers Association weighed in on a wide range of topics including regulations around licensing, hospitality, and mixed-use farming.

Attendees were also introduced to new economic opportunities not only from the varied line up of speakers, but also from the 40+ exhibiting companies from the wine and cannabis industries who displayed their products and services.

“Our goals were to educate the wine industry on the current state of legalization of cannabis and to establish a dialogue between the two industries,” said George Christie, President of Wine Industry Network. “We were successful on both fronts. Our wine industry attendees left with a greater understanding of the emerging cannabis industry and everyone that attended saw the opportunities that collaboration could mean to both.”

American Green Purchases Town Of Nipton, California, With Plans To Develop Premier Cannabis Hospitality Destination

ARIZONA: American Green, Inc. has announced its purchase of the town of Nipton, California, a 100-year-old community in San Bernardino county, and intends to modernize it into the country’s first energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination — all while retaining its historic look and value. As the second oldest and the largest publicly-traded cannabis company in the US (with over 50,000 certified shareholders), American Green is the first company to buy an entire town for the purpose of capitalizing on the emerging cannabis tourism industry. Many of Nipton’s current and past highlights can be viewed at www.nipton.com.

With over 120 acres of potential for development and just 10 minutes off of busy Interstate 15, American Green has taken the first step to transform Nipton into an effective hub for the production of various cannabis-based products as well as possible fully-licensed cultivation which includes a safe and appropriate approach to consumption. Located on the border between California and Nevada, the town is strategically positioned on the railway line going from Los Angeles through Las Vegas to Salt Lake City and beyond.

Initially, American Green and Nipton will focus on the bottling of fresh CBD-infused water direct from a nearby aquifer which the company will then seek to distribute throughout California. Discussions are underway with several well-established edible and extraction companies that have expressed interest in having production facilities in the town as well — all done paying strict adherence to regulatory guidelines. Ultimately, the company would like to offer a variety of commercial and recreational attractions including: CBD and mineral baths, cannabis-product retail outposts, artists-in-residence programs, culinary events, and Bed-and-Breakfast lodging to complete the charming small town experience. Company officials hope that this project will help to catalyze job creation and development within the town and surrounding communities, making Nipton a model for the cannabis industry’s role in stimulating and accelerating the rebuilding of struggling small town economies throughout the US where cannabis products have been legalized.

Nipton’s future plans include setting the standard for energy efficiency and environmentally responsible tourism. American Green intends to expand the existing solar farm, to move Nipton toward becoming a completely energy-independent town, including the development of the town’s existing aquifer system for water supply. American Green anticipates job creation will occur naturally in building and development, as well as tourism, agriculture, entertainment, transportation, retail and more, presenting new opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship. The company’s management remains open to ideas, suggestions, partnerships and more as it moves the project forward and encourages its 50,000+ shareholders to contact the company through its website to suggest Nipton’s future improvements.

“We are excited to lead the charge for a true ‘Green Rush,'” says David Gwyther, chairman and president of American Green. “The Cannabis Revolution that’s going on here in the US, has the power to completely revitalize communities in the same way gold did during the 19th century. This acquisition allows us to channel the myriad interests in cannabis production and consumption for an immediate positive impact to this community’s members and to cannabis consumers across the country. As industry leaders since 2009, we are thrilled to begin work on this first-of-its-kind eco-tourism experience for conscious cannabis consumers.”

Platinum Highlife Tours: Luxury Travel For 6.7 Billon Cannabis Market

FLORIDA: ML Capital Group,  has announced the launch of Platinum High Life Tours, a luxury tour operator serving the burgeoning $6.7 billion global cannabis market. Today’s announcement comes just 10 days after the Company announced a strategic acquisition to take a 25% interest in  Colorado Highlife Tours, with the option of acquiring an additional 24% percent stake in the Colorado-based cannabis tourism company.  MLCG also recently announced that the Company’s existing luxury tour operation and flagship brand, Platinum Tours of Maui, realized a 25% increase in first-quarter revenue over 2016, following on an equally impressive 29% increase from 2015 to 2016.

Platinum High Life Tours will serve the discerning cannabis tourist, with custom itineraries around the world, 5-star accommodations, fine-dining and more. The company will soon announce its first bespoke tour in Jamaica, which will include exclusive plantation tours and cannabis dining experiences in the global home of cannabis culture.

MLCG is also developing and implementing custom technology products and services for Platinum High Life with the goal of creating a truly distinctive client experience.

Sponsors Announced For Denver 420 Fest and Inaugural Cannabis Tour

COLORADO: ML Capital Group, together with Spanish Peaks ScrumpDelicacies and Puration, Inc., have announced its official sponsorship of the Denver 420 Fest 2017. The annual 4/20 celebration sees thousands of visitors celebrate cannabis legalization while enjoying A-List celebrity appearances and performances.  The event reaches an additional audience numbering in the millions via online exposure through both commercial internet broadcasts and the social media integration.

As an official sponsor, MLCG, PURA and Spanish Peaks ScrumpDelicacies will have their collective brand front and center, both physically at the event and online at the Super Bowl of Cannabis.

MLCG Inaugural Luxury Colorado Cannabis Tour  

MLCG recently announced the pending acquisition of Spanish Peaks ScrumpDelicacies and a corresponding partnership with PURA as the foundation of a strategy to introduce a luxury cannabis tourism service into Colorado’s $19 billion tourism sector.  The luxury cannabis tours in Colorado are an expansion of MLCG’s existing luxury tourism business, which is currently approaching $400,000 in annual sales.  In conjunction with the sponsorship announced today, MLCG plans to launch its inaugural luxury cannabis tour, targeting interested cannabis industry investors wanting to learn more first-hand about Colorado’s cannabis industry.

 

Recent Recreational And Legal Marijuana Expansions Boost Cannabis Related Travel Experiences

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 and legal marijuana business market space, while experiencing a Napa Valley type of luxury vacation. Puration, Inc and ML Capital Group have partnered to introduce Cannabis Tourism to the New York Times reported 1.2 billion international travelers worldwide.

The Cannabis Tourism Service will initially target what the Denver Post reported as Colorado’s $19 billion tourism industry. Additional Cannabis Tour destinations are in the works.