Tourism

Exploring Cannabis Culture: Northern California Launches First-Ever Cannabis Trail

May 3, 2024 · MG Magazine

Northern California has introduced The Cannabis Trail, a pioneering travel experience designed to showcase the history and ongoing cultural impact of cannabis in the state. A collaborative effort among Oakland, Mendocino, and Humboldt counties, the initiative invites adults to explore a curated route from Santa Cruz to the Emerald Triangle, mirroring the concept of Napa County’s celebrated Wine Road. The trail’s launch comes at a time when interest in cannabis-related travel is expanding rapidly, with MMGY Travel Intelligence identifying approximately 72… Read more.

Instead of Winery Hopping, Embark on Northern California’s Cannabis Trail

May 2, 2024 · Thrillist

While you may be familiar with Napa Wine Road, Sonoma County’s seemingly endless string of wineries, the path has a lesser-known, spiritual sibling. Founded in 2015, Oakland’s Cannabis Trail takes travelers on an immersive exploration of the plant through Northern California’s sprawling, redwood-filled landscapes and bustling city streets. Today, the trail announced its collaboration with Visit Oakland, Visit Mendocino County, and the Humboldt County Visitors Bureau. The lush, nine-county trail will add eight new historic landmarks, including Huckleberry Hill Farms in Redway and the Humboldt Cannabis Tours, as well as dispensaries and lounges like… Read more.

Instead of Winery Hopping, Embark on Northern California’s Cannabis Trail

May 1, 2024 · Thrillist

While you may be familiar with Napa Wine Road, Sonoma County’s seemingly endless string of wineries, the path has a lesser-known, spiritual sibling. Founded in 2015, Oakland’s Cannabis Trail takes travelers on an immersive exploration of the plant through Northern California’s sprawling, redwood-filled landscapes and bustling city streets. Today, the trail announced its collaboration with Visit Oakland, Visit Mendocino County, and the Humboldt County Visitors Bureau. The lush, nine-county trail will add eight new historic landmarks, including Huckleberry Hill Farms in Redway and the Humboldt Cannabis Tours, as well as dispensaries and lounges like… Read more.

Where Dreams Are Made

March 10, 2024 · High Times

Jason Harris founded Jerome Baker Designs Inc. (JBD) in Eugene, Oregon, in 1991. As a dyed-in-the-wool deadhead with THC pumping through his veins, he chose Jerry Garcia’s first name, Jerome, and a last name, Baker, to denote “baked” as his pseudonym, fearing repercussions from cops. Through the years, he elevated the form of functional glass art, incorporating innovations along the way, such as fuming glass with fine silver to create a mirror effect and manipulating blown glass into complex art. The JBD seal… Read more.

Getting High Down Under

January 21, 2024 · High Times

Sometimes, you have to take it to the streets, literally. At least that’s the approach Australian cannabis activists Will Stolk and Alec Zammitt take when trying to generate awareness around the flaws in Australia’s current weed regulations. Stolk and Zammitt have been helping make cannabis a hot topic of discussion in Australia for the past eight years, rolling out annual 420 “Who Are We Hurting?” demonstrations that have captivated the ears and eyes of the Australian public. At the very least, Stolk and Zammitt aim to… Read more.

Can You Carry Prescribed Medical Cannabis From Overseas Into NSW?

January 18, 2024 · Vice

For some, we live in a world where blazing it as soon as the clock strikes 4:20 is a means of mental and spiritual healing – a puff of green that transports you into a state of tranquillity. But for others, cannabis use isn’t just about the 4/20 caricature or a personality trait that your on-again, off-again fling parades instead of going to therapy. There’s a lot more intention to it. Over the years, more and more practitioners have turned to medical cannabis to… Read more.

Carnival Cruise Lines Denies That Anti-Marijuana Enforcement Measures Are Meant To Boost Alcohol Sales On Ships

December 17, 2023 · marijuanamoment.net

Passenger cruise lines like Carnival and Royal Caribbean have policies against marijuana, noting that the substance is illegal in many ports it sails to and that they’re following federal law. But as more people return to the ships, and as more of them come from states where the drug is legal, operators are reportedly taking more extreme measures to detect cannabis and cracking down on people who attempt to use it—including those who simply pack CBD products, which are legal… Read more.

14 Enchanting Things to Do in New Mexico

December 6, 2023 · High Times

Discover why they call New Mexico “The Land of Enchantment” with these activities that are geared more for smoker-friendly tourists seeking a magical adventure. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis in New Mexico in 2021. Even though adult-use cannabis is legal in New Mexico, there are still laws in place regulating cannabis from seed to consumption. Speaking of cannabis, the High Times Cannabis Cup New Mexico: People’s Choice Edition 2023 is scheduled to take place Dec. 9 at the Rio… Read more.

The Best Cities in America for Next-Level Cannabis Experiences

December 2, 2023 · thrillist

It’s hard to imagine now, but legal cannabis only became a thing in the US in 2012, when Colorado blazed the trail to more enlightened legislation. Before that, if you wanted to legally smoke cannabis without a medical card, you were probably eyeballing a trip to Amsterdam. What a difference a decade makes! Today, 24 states have legalized recreational toking, with more hot on their heels. We now live in the golden age of the weed vacation. The right to smoke up freely has… Read more.

Marijuana cultivators in Vermont tap into opportunity for tourism, events

October 27, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Vermont is a small farming state, so it’s no surprise that recreational marijuana regulations included multiple license types for small cannabis farms to foster a craft ethos in the market’s burgeoning adult-use industry, which launched Oct. 1, 2022. Like other small farmers in the Green Mountain State, marijuana cultivators face a daunting climate of suppressed wholesale prices, inflation and high taxes. Unlike their peers, many small cannabis farmers seem largely unaware of the opportunity Vermont offers license holders to diversify… Read more.

Marijuana Farmers Market Opens Alongside New York State Fair

August 24, 2023 · marijuanamoment.net

The New York State Fair kicked off on Wednesday, and for the first time ever, attendees have the chance to browse—and buy—marijuana products from nearly a dozen local growers at a cannabis farmers market being held in conjunction with the event. The so-called Great New York State Cannabis Showcase technically isn’t part of the state fair, but the pop-up exhibition and market will run concurrently from August 23 through September 3. It’s located less than a mile from the fairgrounds… Read more.

Tourists Are Flocking to Thailand for Cannabis? – Cannabis.net Hits Bangkok to Check Out the Thai Weed Scene

July 30, 2023 · Cannabis.net

This Leafly Green Reason Is Why Travelers Are Flocking To Thailand Right Now I just spent a week in Bangkok, Thailand. For several decades, Thailand was among several Asian nations that were notorious for strict drug laws. In several cities around the country, however, the cops often turned a blind eye, focusing on more important crimes. The risk was greater than the reward, as it always is, in many countries in Asia if you do get caught selling, buying, or in possession of drugs.… Read more.

These Are the Most Weed-Friendly Vacation Destinations in the World for Cannabis Lovers, Study Shows

June 24, 2023 · Yahoo!Life

While cannabis used to be entirely illegal in much of the world, today things are changing. Many U.S. states have legalized weed altogether, and other countries are following suit (or are even ahead of us). But with laws constantly changing, planning a vacation as a cannabis aficionado can be stressful. After all, nobody wants to be locked up abroad. Cannabis distribution platform Weedar is looking to make things a little easier with a new guide for U.S. travelers on the most cannabis-friendly… Read more.

This summer, Las Vegas welcomes the first cannabis-friendly hotel

June 19, 2023 ·

The city of Las Vegas has a tumultuous history with marijuana. Anyone over 21 with proper identification can legally purchase cannabis from a dispensary or for recreational use. Although some people may appear to be smoking marijuana openly, public consumption is still only permitted in private homes according to the law. Many hotels are reluctant to participate because they fear losing their gambling licenses if they do not. To qualify for that license, you must maintain an impeccable reputation. According… Read more.

The Ultimate Cannabis-Friendly Travel Guide

June 11, 2023 · Cannabis Now

Summer is the magical time of year when we embark on the thrilling quest of finding the perfect country to explore. If you’re all about that herbaceous adventure, typical wanderlust lists might not deliver the exhilaration you crave. While 23 US states have opened their arms to the wondrous world of weed, it’s easy to forget that not every country is rolling out the welcome mat for cannabis-friendly travel. The last thing you want is to end up in legal… Read more.

New Mexico’s adult-use cannabis sales bolstered by tourism, Texas residents

May 2, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

It’s been a little more than a year since New Mexico launched adult-use cannabis, with sales topping $300 million during the initial 12 months. The state brought in a record $32 million in recreational sales during March alone and is well on its way to reaching $400 million for 2023, as projected by the 2023 MJBiz Factbook. Large population centers – including Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Santa Fe – are driving much of those sales, according to data from the New Mexico Regulation… Read more.