Look Out, Amsterdam; Colorado's Pot Tourism Industry Is Comin' For Ya


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Cannabis-friendly hotels exist in Colorado.
Remember those high-school hotel parties that always busted you smoking herb in the room? Well, you can still get in trouble as an adult for smoking in your hotel room, even in Colorado. Not every hotel in Colorado is going to be down with your ganja habit, and you can't smoke in cannabis shops, or on the street, so unless you've got a super-sweet pothead bestie in Colorado who will let you stay on their couch, you should probably make sure your hotel isn't going to kick your ass for vaping in your room.

Luckily, some innovative hotel owners acknowledge the need for pot tourist rooms, and they're ready and willing to cater to your THC-needs. Take the Extended Stay America -- Lakewood South in Denver, for example. They're cool with it, but they're going to side-eye you if there's excessive smoke. The Historic Melrose Hotel in Grand Junction is cool with you smoking weed on their outside patio, and Cliff House Lodge in Morrison is totally chill with you chillin', inside or out.

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There are a ton of other options available, and we'd assume that the more mainstream this cannabis legalization becomes, the less hassle it will be to find a pot-tourist-friendly bed to rest your stoned head.

Tons of websites and magazines are popping up for the cannabis tourist. Weedmaps is your friend, son.
If you're looking for the best places to tour, and you're not willing to pony up the cash for some guides, you can always look to Weedmaps to be your pot-beacon. They'll give you the heads up on the locations of dispensaries, and they've even got specials that you can take advantage of while you tour the budding pot industry in Colorado.

Plenty of other like-minded websites and magazines are surfacing to cater to the non-native weed-seeker, so we'd like to think that with a little help from guides like these, it won't be long before Colorado has solidified their spot as a tourist mecca for something other than skiing.

There are special bars and private clubs that will let you enjoy your cannabis in peace. Yes, much like a bar that serves beer.
So, in addition to the tours, websites, magazines, and pot-friendly hotels, Colorado is now catering to the cannabis tourist by way of private clubs, restaurants, and bars that are cool with smoking and vaping. Places like Herman's Hideaway and the private club, Club 64, named in honor of Amendment 64, are happy to host tourist potheads.

Restaurants are getting in on the pot action, too.
Restaurants aren't as smoker-friendly in the actual building, but there are some innovative ways that Colorado's chefs are embracing the change. Hapa Sushi, a high-end sushi restaurant, has even debuted a pot-and-dinner pairing menu. They've even taken the time to specify which strain goes best with Pakistani Kush or Purple Rain. How freaking awesome is that place? Awesome enough to set up their dining room to ergonomically reduce paranoia, my friends.

There are a number of other restaurants and bars ready and willing to take care of your stoned ass, but we'll end on that note. Purple Rain and Poke Don at Hapa at 6 p.m.? Can we come too?



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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Only a complete loser stoner would travel 100s of miles to Colorado to purchase overpriced, overtaxed, over-regulated, government controlled warehouse schwag from Greedy Big $$ Dispensary Cartels ... when it's available in every city and town in the U$A.



sweetcookies3333
sweetcookies3333

the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING!!!13


marijuana is California’s #1 crop, yet it’s illegal in the backwards USA, half my family and friends have grown for generations for a rapidly growing estimated 15 billion dollar cali crop..

from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, and 2016 elections

20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary....nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody...even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice...no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol...

love and freedom forever

AMERICA'S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS!!!33

Anse
Anse

I guess Colorado's gorgeous landscape will offer plenty of good opportunities to enjoy a toke, but there is nothing quite like wandering around the narrow lanes of a storybook city like Amsterdam while loaded on quality cannabis. A visit to the Van Gogh museum is especially nice with a light buzz. Just don't act like an ass like some Americans are prone to doing.

brandonjclements
brandonjclements

@DonkeyHotay  You couldn't be more wrong. Legal Cannabis is some of the strongest weed you'll ever smoke. My homie down the street cant tell me what strain was grown to combat headaches, or to induce appetite, or which one just plain blasts me off in a heady high. Overpriced? Statistically, its cheaper... So wrong again. Over regulated???? Dawg, where the fuck can you go an enjoy a cocktail and some sushi over a bowl that isn't your shitty little living room. Over regulated? Maybe on a federal level. And I like how you call the mostly locally owned and ran dispensaries cartels. You sir, are just plain uneducated and a cunt. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@brandonjclements 


@brandonjclements <== has NO CLUE what the Colorado REGULATED Greedy Big $$ Dispensary Cartel scene is.


It AIN'T legal to smoke in public in Colorado, nor in the dispensaries themselves.


Mostly "locally owned" dispensaries? ... LOL!



You ARE one of the few fools who would travel 100s of miles to buy some overpriced, overtaxed, PRE-PACKAGED, government regulated warehouse schwag ...


... when 100s of pound of PRIMO BUD from Colorado, California, and Oregon is already being shipped TO TEXAS ... every week.


You just ain't cool enough to have a decent Texas connection.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@brandonjclements <== has NO CLUE what the Colorado REGULATED Greedy Big $$ Dispensary Cartel scene is.


It AIN'T legal to smoke in public in Colorado, nor in the dispensaries themselves.


Mostly "locally owned" dispensaries? ... LOL!


http://www.denverpost.com/marijuana/ci_25154625/new-details-emerge-colorado-marijuana-operators-raided-by



You ARE one of the few fools who would travel 100s of miles to buy some overpriced, overtaxed, PRE-PACKAGED, government regulated warehous schwag ...


... when 100s of pound of PRIMO BUD from Colorado, California, and Oregon is already being shipped TO TEXAS ... every week.


You just ain't cool enough to have a decent Texas connection.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@brandonjclements <== too uncool to have a decent local connection for primo bud, future sucker-dope-tourist who will pay 2x - 3x the standard price for a overtaxed, pre-packaged few GRAMS of warehouse schwag.


Go ahead, sucker, drive all the way to Colorado to purchase your 7 grams of weed for $100 ... LOL!





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