As more states and countries abroad begin to legalize the use of cannabis, the need for yet another industry arises—cannabis tourism.
Cannabis Tourism in the Northwest
Geared toward recreational cannabis users who are eager to mix travel with cannabis pleasure, the budding industry of cannabis tourism is on the rise.
If you love cannabis and are a fan of travel, ambitious entrepreneurs have you covered. Everything from stylish accommodations, customer-friendly provided supplies and paraphernalia, and specialized food products are making travel easier and more relaxed for the cannabis user in the Northwest.
When it comes to accommodations, one stand-out example is the Adagio Bud & Breakfast in Denver, Colorado. The owners designed their guest house with the pot lover in mind. Amenities include the Bud Bar where wines and other cannabis edibles are available for guests.
Other locations are getting creative with cook-outs, gatherings and pot parties. Retreats and conferences are blooming everywhere including beach trips, camping sites, luxury traveler treatments, and more. For the healthy adventurist, wellness retreats include yoga, meditation and essential oils, all combined with a cannabis-infused menu.
If you love to be around the campfire with great music, food, and big laughs, cannabis camping might be just the thing for you. While it might be tempting to just head out on your own, why not scout out locations that cater to cannabis users. Welcome baskets and nearby dispensaries are just a couple of the perks you might find.
For the country feel without the need to tent camp, you might consider Tender Bud Acres near Salem, Oregon, for your travel needs.
Cannabis Bed & Breakfast
Are you a bed and breakfast loving cannabis enthusiast? If so, you’ll find loads of options, including treetop retreats and downtown locations. In fact, many bed and breakfast locations offer cannabis care packages complete with vaping pens, discount coupons, and more.
Heading to Western Washington? You may want to check out Mountain Views B&B in Monroe, Washington.
Of course, if you prefer the amenities of a large-scale hotel, there are plenty to choose from. Spend time by the pool, on the shore, or surrounded by local wineries, all while enjoying your cannabis. In fact, you may want to consider a cannabis hotel that offers a dispensary in the building. The options are endless.
If you plan to travel to the Hollywood area in the near future, you may want to check out The Standard Hotel. Not only is it cannabis-friendly in outdoor spaces (check out the pool!), but they offer a restaurant, nightclub, and a laid-back vibe.
Cannabis Guided Tours
And, what would any trip be without a guided tour? Some locations offer a dispensary visit with instructional lessons and sampling of products included. You may even be able to take an exclusive tour of the growing facilities, so make sure to ask.
Not a Cannabis Smoker?
Not a problem.
Creative cannabis business owners have created everything from drinkables (coffee, wine, beer) to edibles (brownies, ice cream, “reef jerky”). You can also find sauces and condiment-infused products.
On the Go? Look for cannabis vending machines in select areas.
Cannabis Tourism of the Future
Changes are still on the horizon for the cannabis tourism industry, with the legalities of usage and travel as limiting factors. If you’re planning to embrace a cannabis vacation, be sure to check the restrictions and guidelines of the area you are traveling to. Also, remember that traveling with your own supply is mostly a no go. Due to strict transport laws, it is typically best if you allow your destination to provide the products for you.
Attend a CannaCon Expo near you and stay up to date on all of the latest trends and legislation regarding cannabis tourism in the Northwest. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from industry experts and purchase products and related services. Register now so you don’t miss a thing!