American Green Transfers Ownership of Town Purchased for Cannabis Tourism

American Green, the cannabis-focused technology company that purchased the California town of Nipton with plans of turning it into a destination for cannabis tourism, has transferred its holdings in the town to Delta International Oil & Gas Inc. in a $7.73 million deal. The company had originally purchased the town for $5 million. The deal […]

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Brian Applegarth: Cannabis Tourism in California

Brian Applegarth is the CEO and founder of Emerald Country Tours, founder of the Cannabis Trail, and founder of the California Cannabis Tourism Association. California is the country’s most recently legalized state and — as the birthplace of medical cannabis in the United States — it is steeped in cannabis history, culture, and heritage. Brian […]

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Cannabis Museum Opening Friday in Uruguay

Latin America’s first cannabis museum is opening in Uruguay’s capital city of Montevideo this Friday as a vehicle to showcase the plant’s biological and cultural diversity, according to a report from Telesur. Uruguay is a fitting home for the exposition, as they became the first nation to fully legalize cannabis three years ago. Museum Director […]

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Desert Hot Springs, California Aims to Capitalize on Cannabis Tourism

A two-acre patch in Desert Hot Springs, California will soon be host to a 22,000 square-foot greenhouse capable of producing 6,000 pounds of cannabis per year, according to an Independent report. In 2014, the town became the first in Southern California to legalize large-scale cannabis cultivation. Jason Elsasser, owner of CV Pharms, hopes the facility, […]

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Cannabis Tourism Promotions Are a ‘Very Sticky Issue’ for Regulatory Agencies

Promoting cannabis-related tourism in legal states is a challenging proposition as businesses associated with the industry and officials charged with regulating the sector are at risk of breaking federal law, according to a report from Travel Weekly. David Blandford, Visit Seattle’s vice president of communications, said the agency supports cannabis tourism, but cannot advertise anything […]

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Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Planning Cannabis Tourism Attractions

Jamaican officials are developing health and wellness tourism plans that include cannabis, part of an overall strategy that could generate $5 billion by 2021, according to travel industry trade publication eTurboNews.com. Under the plan by Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica would move away from the all-inclusive, mass tourism model and become “a destination with […]

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Bend Tour Co. Offering Dispensary Tours in Oregon

Oregon’s Bend Tour Company is launching a marijuana dispensary tour of the city aimed at “demystifying cannabis,” according to a Bend Bulletin report. While marijuana tourism is not new in Washington, Colorado, or Portland, the tour is the first of its kind in Bend. Already a popular Oregon tourist destination, the city of 81,000 people […]

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Nevada Cannabis Tourism Industry Estimated at $400 Million in 2018

Nevada could see nearly $400 million from cannabis tourism alone in 2018 if Question 2 is approved by voters, according to a press release from the Nevada Dispensary Association (NDA). The numbers are based on an estimated 6,800,719 potential adult-use Nevada tourists aged 21 and older. The state would see estimated total tax revenues of […]

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Michael Gordon: Cannabis Tourism

Michael Gordon is the co-founder of Kush Tourism, a national cannabis tour company. When Washington and Colorado voted to legalize cannabis in 2012, many knew there would be opportunities related to tourism, both in the sense that many people would want to visit a place where they could consume legally, and also in the sense that people would be curious to […]

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Colorado Proposal Would Lower Cannabis Purchasing Restrictions for Tourists

Tourists in Colorado may soon be able to buy as much marijuana as the state’s residents, according to The Denver Post. The change would come from an advancing piece of legislature that seeks to repeal restrictions first established in 2013, which were designed to combat the illegal, out-of-state trafficking of legally-purchased cannabis. The original law allows any adult 21 and older to […]

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Washington Cannabis Tours: Educating the Public and Making a Difference

Many experts predicted the rise of ancillary businesses around the new legal marijuana experiments happening in some states. Some obvious start ups are in marijuana consumption products, marijuana growing supplies, legal services and security. One of the more unexpected trends is in marijuana transportation services and tourism. Chronic Carriages is a Seattle-based cab service. Chuck, the owner, was working […]

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