Long gone are the days of bed and breakfast, with the new addition of Canada’s “BUD AND BREAKFAST” the standards of vacations have been set way too ‘high’ (no pun intended). With the legalization of recreational marijuana in many parts of the world, and many on the verge of it, the new GREEN business is booming and coming up with a whole bunch of creative ideas, people are now planning BUD FRIENDLY or CANNA FRIENDLY VACATIONS.
Cannabis tourism — also known as ‘canna-tourism’ — is on the tracks of becoming a multi-billion-dollar industry, featuring everything from bud friendly accommodations, CBD-infused massages, weed yoga to pot-themed museums and outdoor zip lines. We’ve seen “puff and paint” classes and many more creatively crafted Canna friendly activities.
So you walk into a place, and instead of a bunch of alcohol and whiskey bottles, there are jars of cannabis and smoking paraphernalia. Then you walk into the next room and there’s a cannabis yoga class going on; there’s an art room set up. Cannabis tourism is huge, and people are looking at it with ‘high’ expectations (pun totally intended).
Meanwhile in other places, “wine and weed” tours are becoming increasingly more popular along with party buses, with the driver sealed off from smoking passengers, tour wineries and dispensaries, allowing tourists to sample the various products.
BUD FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATIONS
Many hotels ad AirBnB’s around the world now have a new facility added to their list, that of being ‘420 friendly’ or ‘bud friendly’, where most of the rooms have balconies where smoking up or vaping is allowed. Many come furnished with bongs, vaporizer rigs, or infused welcome mints, so you don’t even have to travel with your paraphernalia. Some even provide guidance to buy the herb with added coupons for discounts.Buying on the street can be problematic but it can also be the best deal in town, especially in developing countries like Colombia and Mexico where personal possession is decriminalized but there are no dispensaries or formal clubs. Your best insurance is to fully research the particular laws in the places you are visiting before engaging in any street transactions, as prohibitions and punishments vary greatly by location and quantity of possession.
GANJA GODDESS GETAWAY
In May 2018, women of all ages and occupations gathered south of San Francisco to experience newer versions of psychedelia but with a added sense of safety.
A wellness retreat designed for women who already love cannabis, as well as those who want a safe space to try it for the first time. It includes a weekend of yoga, educational classes, spa treatments — and unlimited cannabis in every form imaginable, including smoothies, body creams and vapes. The so-called “cannabis tourists” come from all over the world. In May 2018, women of all ages and occupations gathered south of San Francisco to experience ewer versions of psychedelia but with a added sense of safety.
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If the church burns incense as a symbol of the prayers rising to heaven, then could you interpret the same from the tendrils of smoke here? I always wonder what specifically sets people off from cannabis – the stigma, the smell, the smoke…? 💨Smoking cannabis for me is like a mini communion with myself; just time to get back to me. With all my jobs and duties pulling at me, it's always nice to just get back to the basics – the head honcho driving it all… me. (And see what she has to say about the state of things 🙃)
PUFF AND PAINT
Puff, Pass & Paint isn’t about making the perfect piece of art. It’s about being part of an atmosphere that is relaxed, comfortable, open-minded, and allowing yourself to freely create your own original masterpiece. Painters and cannabis-users of various levels of expertise and from all over the world attend Puff, Pass & Paint to experience a sense of community in an intimate, inspired setting.
Puff Pass & Paint offers open-minded and relaxed painting classes that allow students to freely create their own original masterpieces. Rates start as low as $36 and couples’ classes; group classes are also available. Many other creative weed enthusiasts have started their own version of the puff and paint which include ‘puff ad pastry, puff and pottery, taste and puff etc.
PUFF AND POETRY
This event aims on sparking up the conversations we typically avoid and open the dialogue about Art and Canna in our local communities. Since its debut in the cannabis tourism industry, it has grown out of three locations and welcomed over 400+ artist from all over the world.
As the world has started embracing and accepting cannabis tourism like never before and cannabis travel has begun to evolve, there’s no time like the present get out there and enjoy it.
About the Author: Madhumitha Jain is an avid dreamer and a Philomath. She is someone who creates drama with the planned combinations of just the 26 alphabets she knows. She definitely believes in words speaking louder than actions and is an extreme textrovert. She claims to not be a feminist, but she undoubtedly is a proud humanist.