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Exploring Cannabis-Friendly Destinations in the U.S.

.With so many states coming online with legalized adult-use cannabis, it’s no surprise that travelers might be inclined to explore some plant-approving destinations. Here are a few top canna-tourism spots around the U.S. that offer ample opportunities to check out what cannabis lovers in each city can look forward to. 

Cannabis-Friendly Destinations in the U.S.

Denver, CO

When thinking of legalized cannabis, many people’s first thought is the Mile High City, since Colorado was the one of the first states to implement adult-use cannabis sales back in 2014. If your canna-tourism brings you to Denver, you have many options to experience your own cannabis adventure. Visitors to Denver can book a free grow tour at this top notch dispensary and production facility, elevate your senses with the breath-taking International Church of Cannabis, explore the historic Marijuana Mansion, and maybe take a light trek through the Rockies with a hiking group of a different nature. There are a number of 420-friendly hotels around the city, but if you’re looking for a more refined stay in Denver, the Patterson Inn is an elegant, historic (and some say slightly haunted) hotel, located just outside of downtown Denver, in the artist-rich Capitol Hill neighborhood.


Los Angeles, CA

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If you’re heading to the West Coast, you can’t miss LA as a top cannabis destination. You can schedule a  cannabis-friendly airport pickup and then make your way through Beverly Hills on a Winery and Dispensary Tour. Book a stay at one of the many 420-friendly AirBnB options around the city, and take a “Stoner Paint Class,” before you pickup your custom order of a cannabis-infused pizza made fresh in the heart of Downtown LA. 


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New York City

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Back on the East Coast, New York City is a hot spot for canna-curious individuals and aficionados alike. Shifting legalities pose a challenge as NYC’s legislators work on implementing new laws. Despite this, the Big Apple offers numerous exciting plant-related experiences, giving the city a distinctly green hue.

The House of Cannabis is a one-of-a-kind multi-floor art gallery full of Instagram-worthy installations that are both educational and entertaining. Another noteworthy aspect of the NYC cannabis savoir-faire is that consumers are allowed to smoke anywhere tobacco users are allowed. It’s even rumored that certain bars and restaurants are relaxed about cannabis consumption in their smoking areas. While cannabis-infused dinners are nothing new to the NYC food scene, more and more pop-up events of this nature, such as High End Dinner Club are coming out of the weed work, or woodwork rather.


Washington, D.C.

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Canna-tourism in Washington, D.C. can be a bit confusing. The typical dispensaries you’d see in other states are non-existent due to current legislation. However, that doesn’t mean that your D.C. cannabis connection won’t come through. By planning your trip with some of these tips in mind, you’ll be sure to encounter plenty of green while on your stay in the District of Columbia.

Many smoke shops and delivery services offer non-cannabis merch for sale (and will include some green as a gift with your purchase). Regular cannabis community meet ups around the city allow visitors to explore a variety of both infused and non-infused goodies. After securing the bag, D.C. canna tourists can survey the country’s capital and landmarks via a moonlight tour. Also, there are usually a few Puff n Paint or infused yoga classes happening around town at any time of year.

This guide is only a handful of cannabis-oriented experiences the U.S. has to offer. Have a favorite cann-tourism destination? Share it down below!

Dr. Jen Chalmers
Dr. Jen Chalmers
Dr. Jen Chalmers is an accomplished writer and cannabis enthusiast. With a Ph.D. in Botany and years of experience as a researcher, she brings a scientific perspective to her captivating articles on cannabis news, recipes, and the fascinating world of psychedelics.

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