Despite the chaos of 2020, the cannabis industry continues to flourish. In addition to more states legalizing, and the hopeful decriminalization of cannabis at the federal level, we are also witnessing the rise of cannabis tourism.
In a state like Colorado, where adult-use cannabis has been available for a while, the concept of the 420 tour is already quite popular throughout the legal market.
What’s more, cannabis tours in Denver have an added bonus with the city’s social use laws, which allow for cannabis consumption in designated places outside of one’s home.
From restaurants with weed-infused cuisine to tours of cannabis grow operations and discounted dispensary visits, there is ample opportunity for people on the hunt for their ideal Denver weed tours.
Five of the Top Cannabis Tours in Denver
Here are five of Denver’s best cannabis tourism opportunities – all COVID-friendly – for your next adventure:
1) City Sessions Denver
One of the most popular Denver weed tours is City Sessions Denver, a cannabis lifestyle brand that specializes in cannabis tourism and education.
They have a variety of experiences available, from introductory cannabis tours to weed-themed retreats and/or parties like birthdays, stag nights, and more.
The company even offers 420-friendly transportation to and from the airport, as well as cannabis culinary classes for anyone with an affinity for cooking.
2) Colorado Cannabis Tours
Another top-rated tour for anyone traveling to Denver is Colorado Cannabis Tours.
The business has been featured on Vice and CNN for its extensive offerings, from 420-friendly transportation and lodging to a variety of classes and activities for the cannabis consumer.
Whether you want to paint, cook, or even sing karaoke, you’ll be doing it with cannabis.
Additionally, Colorado Cannabis Tours offers educational courses on terpenes, strains, concentrates, pipemaking, and cannabis-infused cooking.
3) Colorado High Life Cannabis Tours
Featuring all of the up-to-date information on Denver’s cannabis tours, the Colorado High Life Cannabis Tours page is the perfect starting point for planning your cannatrip.
The blog features a curated selection of cannabis tours, standalone activities, vacation packages, hotel recommendations, and more.
It also offers a variety of informative and educational articles for the novice and seasoned consumer alike.
4) Cultivating Spirits
If you want the Denver cannabis experience but don’t feel up for a full-on tour, try booking a cannabis-infused dinner for you and some friends.
Based in Colorado with locations in California and Las Vegas, Cultivating Spirits is the first business in the U.S. to offer culinary cannabis experiences to the public.
Whether you prefer an intimate dinner pairing for friends or you’re looking for a great idea for a birthday party or cannabis-friendly corporate event, Cultivating Spirits has the experience for you.
Each dinner is three-courses: a different strain paired perfectly with each dish.
5) Bodega Buzz
If you’re looking for a place to quietly consume quality cannabis with like-minded individuals, a members-only cannabis club might be the perfect fit for your low-key vacation.
Bodega, a private cannabis speakeasy modeled after an East Coast corner store, is the most exclusive cannabis club in Denver. A fake soda machine acts as the secret entrance, with real snacks available for purchase on your way in or out.
The members-only aspect is also COVID-friendly, allowing Bodega to closely control who is let in and when. Tp become a member, simply fill out the form on the Bodega website and make sure you are 21+. You are not allowed in if you are underage and/or not a member.
How to Prepare for a COVID-Friendly Tour
While most businesses have adapted rapidly to 2020 and the world’s new need for social distancing, ultimate safety goes both ways. All of these tours have adjusted their experiences to be more COVID-friendly, but there are still a few ways you can prepare on your end to ensure your trip is as safe and low-contact as possible.
- Avoid Indoors. We learn more and more about COVID-19 every day, but one thing that has been clear from the start is that being indoors and in close quarters is a no-no right now. If you have to be indoors for any reason, make sure to keep a safe distance from others and keep a mask on at all times. Just be aware of Denver’s social consumption laws for cannabis: although businesses may apply for licenses to allow for social use on their property, it is still illegal to consume cannabis in a public, unlicensed space.
- Opt for Airbnb. Although Denver boasts hotels that are 420 friendly as part of the tour packages, staying at an Airbnb is a safer way to travel in 2020. While hotels may be kept very clean, they still experience a higher level of traffic. An Airbnb allows you to isolate with your group and control who comes in and out.
- Avoid flying. If you can avoid getting on a plane for your trip, do that. Like hotels, airports have a much higher traffic rate and the risk is great for anyone traveling. Instead, opt for a road trip. You’ll enjoy sight-seeing along the way and rest assured knowing you are socially distanced and safe in your vehicle.
- Plan ahead. All signed up for your tour, but still nervous about just how “safe” it’s actually going to be? More than ever before, this is the time to be Type A about things. Call ahead and go over the details of the experience to make sure that everything is up to your standards. That way, there will be no surprises, and you’ll be able to tailor your experience to make it as safe as possible for you and your group.
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