Colorado and Washington Prepare for Cannabis Tourism

cannabisHopefully the other states will start to fall in line when they see what prohibition is costing them in lost tourist dollars.

Marijuana users in Colorado and Washington are counting down the hours before the western US states become the first to legalize recreational pot shops on January 1.

Blazing a trail they hope will be followed in other parts of the United States, cannabis growers and others are also rubbing their hands, while tax collectors are eyeing (sic) the revenue the newly-legalized trade will generate.

Enterprising companies are even offering marijuana tours to cash in on tourists expected to be attracted to a Netherlands-style pot culture — including in Colorado’s famous ski resorts.

“Just the novelty alone is bringing people from everywhere,” said Adam Raleigh of cannabis supplier Telluride Bud Co.

“I have people driving in from Texas, Arizona, Utah… to be a part of history.

“Over the last month I have received somewhere between four to six emails a day and five to 10 phone calls a day asking all about the law and when should people plan their ski trip to go along with cannabis,” he added.

Read more at Raw Story.


5 Comments on "Colorado and Washington Prepare for Cannabis Tourism"

  1. It may be a good time to view the Cannabis vendors as an anchor store. Handcrafted munchies, coffee, and such will likely be lucrative in proximity.

    I’ll trade a brownie for a bowl sized bud.

    • Matt Staggs | Dec 30, 2013 at 10:22 am |

      You’re probably right. I imagine that you’ll see lots of other retail establishments and services popping up nearby. Spas, restaurants, etc.

  2. American Cannibal | Dec 29, 2013 at 6:36 pm |

    Can you hypnotize yourself?

  3. Anarchy Pony | Dec 29, 2013 at 9:13 pm |

    I wonder if it’ll drive prices down here in the OR.

  4. Disinfo meetup later this year in Colorado? We can get blazed and check out the creepy mural at the Denver Airport amongst other activities.

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