There are plenty of international destinations for cannabis lovers to visit to kick back and enjoy. Amsterdam, Vancouver and Jamaica all top the list of best marijuana vacation spots each year. But ever since Colorado and Washington State became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana use in 2012, the prospect of a more affordable, stateside cannabis vacation has become a reality.
As of 2018, seven other states have followed suit: Alaska, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and California. These states represent a diverse cross-selection of destinations and each has its own natural beauty and personality.
While each state offers its own unique charms, we’ve taken the lead and narrowed the list down to a select few that are absolutely worth the trip. The following are six fantastic cannabis vacation spots in the United States.
Los Angeles, California
California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, but was a bit behind on the recreational front. As of January 1st 2018, recreational cannabis use is officially legal in California –– instantly making the Golden State one of the top cannabis vacation spots.
Los Angeles has just about everything anyone traveling to California could hope to find. You can enjoy the beaches of Santa Monica, shopping on Rodeo Drive, entertainment industry history in Hollywood, and hiking in the hills of Griffith Park.
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Washington State has a rugged, gorgeous coastline and a world-famous timberland speckled with log cabins, cozy bed & breakfasts, and as of 2012, plenty of recreational marijuana dispensaries –– making Seattle an ideal location for a fantastic marijuana vacation.
Coffee and cannabis have always gone hand in hand, and Seattle boasts plenty of both, but another reason that Seattle made the list for top cannabis vacation spots was that it’s the site of such empowering cannabis activism. If you’re traveling to Washington State in the summer, Seattle Hempfest happens every August. Canna Con will also be taking place in the winter of 2019. Both festivals are nationally-recognized cannabis industry events where activists, vendors and supporters gather to celebrate all things cannabis. It’s a great opportunity to learn about new strains, new methods of consumption and plan a visit to the next top cannabis vacation spot on your list.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas has a proud tradition of being known as America’s playground, where “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” With the legalization of recreational marijuana in Las Vegas, there’s one more reason to consider a trip to Sin City.
The town is famous for its over-the-top hotels, resorts, and casinos, incredible restaurants from celebrity chefs, and elaborate live shows featuring some of the greatest acts in the world –– from music to magic. Now, with the legalization of recreational weed, you can find a dispensary near The Strip where you can stock up on the cannabis products of your choice before hitting up everything else the town has to offer.
There are few places in the world that can match the dramatic beauty of Alaska. Alaska in the summertime is a sight to behold, whether you’re looking to stay in the city or venture out into the country for the best marijuana vacation.
Anchorage, Alaska is particularly unique among most American cities in that it has a number of bars with hash lounges. The city can be a great place to kick back and enjoy cannabis with your fellow travel companions. For visitors who like to hit the city streets and experience the nightlife in downtown Anchorage, you’ll still be treated to some of Alaska’s trademark natural beauty. From just about anywhere in the city, you can gaze at Mt. McKinley, North America’s largest peak, which towers above the streets of the city.
For visitors with more of a taste for adventure, you can trek off the beaten path in one of the many national parks in the state. Alaska has over 90 state parks and public recreation areas with tons of outdoor activities, from fishing and hunting to rock climbing, hiking, and canoeing. The scenic backdrop is the perfect place to get back in touch with nature and will have you feeling refreshed in no time.
When visiting Alaska, you’ll want to plan your trip carefully. The simple fact is that Alaska’s geographic location only makes it fun to visit during certain times of the year. Anchorage itself should be considered one of the top cannabis vacation spots for only about six months of the year. During the winter, the daylight can shrink to as little as five and a half hours.
Oregon was actually the first state in the United States to decriminalize marijuana use, in 1973, so the state has a long tradition of being at the forefront of cannabis culture. It makes sense, since the city of Portland is incredibly quirky, with a proud tradition of keeping things ‘weird’.
Stop by one of the many dispensaries in the city to enhance your experience at the city’s famous International Rose Test Garden, the Oregon Zoo, or Pearl District. The food scene in Portland has exploded in recent years, with too many delicious restaurants and craft breweries to count –– not to mention the city’s famous food carts. With all these amazing features, it’s no wonder that Portland has climbed up the list in recent years to be considered one of our top cannabis vacation spots.
The first state to legalize recreational marijuana, Colorado has something for every type of cannabis-lover. Denver (the “Mile High” city) and the nearby college town of Boulder are both amazing cities to visit and deserve to be among the top cannabis vacation spots when it comes to cities. Each has a energetic young culture and plenty of vibrant spots to visit.
But Denver also makes the list of top cannabis vacation spots because of its cannabis hospitality industry, which has taken off in recent years. Many ‘Bud and Breakfasts’ will provide a vaporizer free of charge, which makes life a lot easier while traveling.
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