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Weed Tourism On The Rise

June 2, 2022

The words “weed tourism” have been popping up in headlines worldwide. While some people are excited about the idea of cannabis becoming legal, others are hesitant to support this new industry. The truth is that weed tourism has been thriving in all parts of the globe for quite some time.

In fact, several countries have been leading the way when it comes to promoting the use of marijuana as a tourist attraction. These countries include Canada, the Netherlands, Uruguay, and many others—all of which have opened up their borders to tourists looking for a unique experience or just wanting to sample some high-quality cannabis products.

The legalization of recreational marijuana has also opened up opportunities for entrepreneurs who want to get involved with this new industry by opening up dispensaries, coffee shops, or even creating tours where visitors can sample different types of marijuana products from around the world.

Marijuana-inspired travel includes everything from cannabis-friendly hotels and restaurants to tour guides who can show you around their favorite local grow operations or dispensaries. You can even book a vacation package that includes all of these things!

Why Do Travelers Love it?

With more people involved in the industry each year, weed tourism has been becoming more and more popular, and there is no sign of slowing down any time soon. So what makes weed such a big draw for tourists? Here are just a few reasons why:
One of the most obvious reasons why people opt for weed tourism is because they can smoke marijuana wherever they go. That means that you can visit these countries and enjoy smoking the herb without having to worry about getting arrested or fined while enjoying the local culture. For instance, if you visit Colorado, you can legally purchase cannabis from any adult-use dispensary in the state. And since there are more than 200 dispensaries in Colorado alone, you’ll have plenty of options when it comes time to stock up on your supply!

Another reason why people love visiting legal states like Colorado, or in fact, any other place where cannabis is legal, is because they can enjoy delicious edibles. At the same time, they take part in the fantastic activity of exploring new cultures, meeting new people, etc. You could create an entire day out of cannabis-related activities—you’d be able to see landmarks, eat at local restaurants, and then go home with some fantastic new strains to try at home.

If you’re planning on visiting a place where marijuana has recently been legalized, check out the local websites for information on weed-friendly local businesses so you can make sure your trip is as smooth as possible. It’s important to know what you’re getting into before you make plans so you don’t make any mistakes that could cost you time or money down the road!

Be sure to read up on your destination’s laws before booking any flights or hotels in order to make sure they’re weed-friendly (or at least tolerant). Some places have restrictions, such as how much marijuana you can legally carry, so make sure those rules don’t apply before buying tickets!

***Do note that you can’t carry cannabis across international or state borders, even if the country or a state you’re visiting allows recreational use. You can’t bring weed home with you either, even if your country or state of residence has legalized recreational cannabis use.

Why Do Locals Love It?

The debate over whether or not marijuana should be legalized is still there. But no matter where you stand on the issue, one thing is certain: the weed industry is here to stay. It’s not just about smoking it anymore—it’s about tourism! And tourism is not only about those who travel; it’s also about thousands of people who work in the industry. It means a lot more money coming into local economies than ever before.

As an entrepreneur, your business can focus on anything from growing and processing cannabis to creating products that incorporate it into your brand (think lotions and lip balms).
As an employee, there are hundreds of jobs available for people working within cannabis companies across all industries—from marketing and accounting to growing and processing. The job market is booming right now, so you’ll have no shortage of options.

Takeaways

Weed tourism is about more than just visiting a place that sells weed; it’s about experiencing a place where weed is legal and accepted, and it’s about meeting people who are passionate about the industry. It’s also about creating new opportunities and improving lives for local communities where cannabis is legal.