Right now, it's possible to take trips centered around everything from wine to food, but did you know that cannabis-focused vacations are becoming popular as well? Across the country, states where recreational cannabis is legal are starting to offer so-called "canna-tourism" trips. Here's what you need to know.
What Is Canna Tourism?
Canna tourism is an industry dedicated to connecting cannabis lovers with unique attractions and cannabis-focused amenities. Currently, the market for canna-tourism services is booming in marijuana-friendly states such as Washington, Oregon and Colorado.
Why Is Canna Tourism So Popular?
Despite the fact that cannabis is now legal for medical use in 23 states, consumers may still face scrutiny surrounding their cannabis use. Because of this, many cannabis consumers (both medical and recreational) are booking cannabis tours that allow them to spend a day, a weekend or even a week in the company of like-minded people who appreciate cannabis as much as they do. Additionally, people who live in states that haven't yet legalized cannabis are using canna tourism as a way to enjoy and learn more about marijuana.
Because of their inclusive environment and world-class accommodations, cannabis-focused tours have the potential to virtually explode in popularity. In fact, New Frontier estimates that California alone could have up to 20 million canna-tourists in the coming years.
What Can I Expect From a Canna Tourism Trip?
The selection of canna-tourism experiences currently available is wide ranging, but consumers who book a canna-tourism trip can generally expect an all-inclusive experience, featuring cannabis-friendly transportation, dining, accommodations and plenty of cannabis-focused attractions varying from massages to cooking classes.
5 of the Best Canna Tourism Trips
If you're interested in booking a canna-tourism trip, you'll quickly find that the type of trip you book depends completely on your preferences and desired attractions. Here are the five best tours to help you get a head start on your decision.
1. My 420 Tours
My 420 Tours is an all-inclusive cannabis experience for true aficionados. While My 420 Tours offers several package options, including the "Cannabis Foodie Tour" and cannabis massages, one of their most popular packages is the All-Inclusive Luxury Cannabis Vacation. This package includes a 1-hour cannabis massage, classy cannabis friendly transportation to and from cannabis-focused destinations, 4-star hotel accommodations, grow and dispensary tours, delicious meals, a cannabis cooking class at Colorado's most famous culinary school and a personalized cannabis concierge service. Ideal for travelers who want the complete cannabis experience, My 420 Tours is a virtual one-stop-shop for all things cannabis.
2. Ferrari 420 Tours
Ferrari 420 Tours is run by a husband and wife duo. Designed as the response to the growing cannabis culture of Napa Valley, Ferrari 420 Tours offers a huge selection of experiences
- from guided dispensary tours in Mendocino and Humboldt to dispensary tours in the Bay Area. Services include limousine charters, dispensary tours, vaping lounges, and access to unique local cannabis events. Plus, since Ferrari 420 Tours is still a small, local business, it's easy to use the service to put together your dream cannabis tour.
3. Travel THC
For consumers who don't live in marijuana-friendly states and want to experience the culture and science of a place where marijuana is legal on a recreational basis, Travel THC is the service to use. Designed to connect travelers with marijuana-friendly rental homes in states like Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Colorado, Travel THC acts quite a lot like Airbnb, but for cannabis-friendly homes.
4. Bud and Breakfast
Bud and Breakfast is a unique establishment with locations in Denver, Silverthorne, Parshall and Colorado Springs. Positioned on rustic ranches or in stately historic homes, Bud and Breakfast is a fun and unique adult cannabis experience that offers things like a delicious wake and bake breakfast, cooked by professionally trained chefs; a 4:20 happy hour that features complimentary beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres; cannabis-infused massages and quality accommodations in beautiful settings. The perfect place to kick back and relax, Bud and Breakfast is a mellow vacation experience you'll want to return to again and again.
5. Colorado Cannabis Tours
If you're in the market for a more simple form of canna tourism without all of the accommodations and included amenities, check out Colorado Cannabis Tours. Located in Denver, Colorado, Cannabis Tours is the largest cannabis tourism platform in town. The tour will let you explore Denver in a huge party bus complete with live glass blowers and celebrity guests. (Tommy Chong, anyone?) If you'd like to take your tour a step further, opt for one of Colorado Cannabis Tours' cannabis massages or spend the night in one of their affiliated cannabis-friendly hotels.
Canna Tourism: A Unique Experience for Cannabis Lovers
Vacations are meant to be relaxing and memorable, and canna tours are some of the best ways for cannabis lovers to kick back, refresh and learn something new about the cannabis industry. Regardless of whether you choose a relaxing weekend at Bud and Breakfast or a fun-filled afternoon on the Colorado Cannabis Tours party bus, a canna-tourism trip is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.