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420 Friendly Travel Destinations for Summer 2022

“All I need is delicious waves, a cool high, and I’m fine,” said cult surfer Jeff Spicoli in the 1982 boomer classic. Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Forty years later, Spicoli would have been delighted. Cannabis tourism is on trend, and there has never been so much buzz around cannabis-friendly events and destinations, especially for pandemic-weary US travelers.

The results of a 2020 study by MMGY Travel Intelligence and Enlightn Strategies showed that before the pandemic, interest in cannabis-related travel was already emerging among a large proportion of tourists.

Now that COVID travel restrictions have been lifted and more US states have legalized recreational cannabis, it’s more possible than ever to plan an action-packed vacation itinerary that includes unique, exciting experiences and destinations.

Cannabis tours a unique experience

“Now that the pandemic restrictions have been lifted, I am getting great response to my tours,” Amy Price, co-founder of Higher Way Travel, told Weedmaps, “but now people are expressing concerns about gas prices and inflation, so they are very selective.” suit the trips they take. Price has 18 years of experience in the hospitality and wellness industry and has been running cannabis tours and events since 2008.

She added that places for Higher Way cannabis tours typically fill up within two weeks of an announcement.

“By far the most popular tour was Baked on the Beach in Jamaica. We held an event there during the week of April 20, three years in a row before the pandemic. This year we will bring it to the North Shore of Oahu,” she said.

“This event includes daily beach yoga, a garden tour, a garden party with a traditional luau, a private bus tour, a private catamaran cruise, swimming at the foot of a waterfall, dyeing ties, a combination of tropical fruits and cannabis terpene. , and get the point of view of the local population. The trip coincides with peak viewing nights during the Perseid meteor shower (August 11-14), so every night we will observe the stars and meteors.”

The price per person for Baked on the Beach Oahu is $1,300, which doesn’t include airfare or lodging, but does include delicious waves – on the famous Banzai pipeline on the north shore – and cool noise. Spicoli approved.

Book a West Coast Bud & Breakfast

Fly from Hawaii to the fully legal West Coast, where there are plenty of places and activities where cannabis is legal – if the inquisitive vacationers know where to look. Cannabis B&B booking sites such as Bud and Breakfast and Inndica.com are catering to the growing interest in hotels and accommodations targeting 420 people.

Hosted on Inndica and located in Monroe, Washington, the “marijuana-friendly” Mountain Views Tree House Joint B&B Retreat is a treetop cannabis-themed short-term rental that offers “glamping” amenities and three treehouses, including Pot Leaf Tree House, Hashtag Tree House and 420 Tree House.

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