Saturday June 2, 2018
By Erin Hiatt
The official beginning of summer is almost here and it’s time to solidify those summer vacation plans! More states than ever have legal, adult-use cannabis markets, and there are more options than ever – even internationally – to explore local cannabis offerings and culture. From the cannabis connoisseurs looking to explore new pot locales, to the canna-curious who have a hankering to see what all the hubbub is about, here at PotGuide, we’ve got the goods to help you find the trip that’s right for you.
Tips for a Great Cannabis Vacation
To have the best possible vacation experience and not run afoul of the law, you will definitely want to familiarize yourself with local marijuana laws and regulations. Be sure to check out the PotGuide homepage, then click on the state you’ll be traveling to. From there, you can find a wide variety of cannabis legal information and FAQs that will keep you in the know.
We'd highly recommend brushing up on marijuana laws before embarking on your adventure. Remember, it's always better to be prepared than to risk any run-ins with the law in an unfamiliar place!
Don’t forget, every state has different laws on the books regarding consumption, possession, how much you can buy and transport, and driving under the influence. For example, what applies in California may not apply at all in Nevada, even though they are neighbors. So keep those laws handy!
Top Cannabis Destinations to Consider
Are you an adventurous type that prefers spending time in the great outdoors? If so, perhaps Colorado, Washington, Oregon, or Alaska should be on your radar. If your idea of the perfect vacation is to lie under a huge umbrella poolside in flip-flops, fruity beverage in hand, then maybe California or Nevada are your go-to locations.
Interested in learning more about Paul Revere’s midnight ride and walking through beautiful Boston Common? Then Massachusetts is the place for you! Enjoy rugged shoreline and some New England good cheer? Then Maine it is.
International options are abound as well, with Canada leading the way as they roll out their legal markets in the summer of 2018. Christiana, Denmark, has a “green light” district where cannabis shops operate 24- hours a day, and Prague, in the Czech Republic, has some of the friendliest drug laws in Europe. Uruguay surprised the world when they legalized the use and possession of cannabis in 2014, and Barcelona has their famous cannabis social clubs. And of course, there’s always the option of taking a trip to the proverbial marijuana motherland, Amsterdam.
Groups like StoptheDrugWar.Org work really hard to keep U.S. consumers knowledgeable about what’s happening with drug policy beyond our borders. And just like traveling in the U.S.A., knowing local laws abroad is a good idea.
What to Do on a Cannabis Vacation
Trying to figure out what you should do one your canna-vacation? Don’t worry, PotGuide is here! We have compiled pretty much everything you need to know to plan your perfect vacation by helping you find cannabis-related events and activities, 4/20 friendly lodging options, amazing dispensaries and marijuana deals, and of course, legal info that isn’t written in lawyer-ese.
Click a state below to explore all the cannabis tourism options they have to offer!
State-by-State Cannabis Resources
Given all the incredible places in the U.S. and around the world that have legal cannabis – or at least cannabis friendly laws – your vacation options are seemingly endless. You could go on a cannabis tour, take in some 4/20 music events, plan an outdoor adventure like hiking, camping, or mountain biking, find a great yoga or art class, or pair your favorite strain with a new museum. Figure out what you’re in the mood for, then start hunting for local businesses that cater to you, the savvy canna-consumer. Most importantly, remember to have an excellent time!
Do you have any cannabis vacation questions? Comment below and we’ll be happy to answer!