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Friday August 18, 2017

Updated on 3/7/2022

By Abby Hutmacher

Person holding up a PotGuide sticker on their Colorado marijuana vacation Travel

No longer is a trip abroad required to indulge in a tourist friendly weed vacation. Thanks to the sweeping trend of cannabis legalization across the nation, new weed-cation destinations are popping up constantly, but Colorado will always remain partial in our hearts as pioneers of a recreational industry designed with tourism in mind.

Dodging issues regarding public consumption (including consumption on federal land), Colorado has been able to create a cannabis tourist haven complete with local cannabis products, tours and educational courses, and even lodging catered to the stoner in us all. But, Colorado is a big state with a lot of far-reaching activities. If you need help planning your next Colorado vacation, let us be your guide.

Where to Stay on Your Colorado Weed-Cation

Just because weed is legal in Colorado doesn’t mean you can light up (or vape) anywhere you want to.

Colorado’s Clean Indoor Air Act still applies which blocks smokers from consuming in public areas like parks, restaurants, sporting arenas or residential common areas. To ensure you can toke on some Colorado cannabis while in the area, we suggest scoping out some 420-friendly lodging options.

Where to Find the Best Bud in Colorado

As the first state in the nation to implement recreational cannabis sales, you can bet we have a lot of dispensaries to choose from – like seriously, a lot. Colorado has more dispensaries than McDonalds or Starbucks combined, most of which are owned by different companies, to boot. That means there are a lot of different cultivation facilities, product manufacturers and distributors to choose from. That’s why, to find the best marijuana in Colorado, it’s important to do a little research first.

PotGuide has everything you need to find a dispensary and locate the best products.

Our interactive dispensary locator can help you find dispensaries near you, then each store’s profile can take you deeper into the experience without ever having to leave your couch. Our readers contribute regularly to reviews of both strains and dispensaries to help you decide which stores are worth the visit and which are better left in the shadows. After visiting a dispensary, be sure to leave a review for anyone else planning a weed vacation.

In addition to our dispensary directory, be sure to search our deals page for hundreds of coupons on edibles, concentrate, flower and much more! We work with many dispensaries to help you save money on cannabis products and our deal system is highly filterable, meaning you can find what you want with ease.

Everyone needs some time away every now and then. If you’ve been thinking about planning a cannabis-themed vacation, there’s never been a better time than now. Use our simple guide to help plan the details of your next marijuana vacation or let a cannabis tour guide handle it for you.

Where is your favorite place to spend a weed vacation and why? We’d love to hear about it.


Abby Hutmacher Abby Hutmacher

Abby is a writer and founder of Cannabis Content, a marketplace designed to connect cannabis writers and creatives with businesses in the industry. She has been a professional cannabis writer since 2014 and regularly contributes to publications such as PotGuide and M&F Talent. She is also the Content Director at Fortuna Hemp, America’s leading feminized hemp seed bank. Follow Abby on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.

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