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Sunday January 14, 2018

Updated on 3/4/2022

By Nicholas Demski

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The rise of the cannabis industry has brought popularity to many ancillary businesses. Perhaps the most prevalent of these businesses are those found within the booming cannabis tourism industry. As the alcohol industry before it, the cannabis industry is rapidly evolving with products and niches expanding every day.

Cannabis tourism has been no exception to this phenomenon. From all-inclusive tours suited to fit large groups of friends to individualized packages for cannabis connoisseurs to complete newbies looking to dive in head first, there is something for everyone in the cannabis tour industry.

Why Cannabis Tours?

Whether you’re a first-time smoker for someone who has indulged in every form of cannabis available, a cannabis tour makes an excellent option for someone looking to expand their knowledge or discover what’s available within the cannabis industry today.

For novice cannabis enthusiasts, cannabis tours are a great way to deepen their understanding of cannabis products.

With introductions to head shops, grow rooms, restaurants, and dispensaries, novices will be shown a side of the cannabis industry that many have not previously experienced

Medicine Man Grow Tour
Grow tours are an awesome way to gain insight into the cannabis industry.

For the connoisseurs, cannabis tours are a perfect way to deepen their breadth of knowledge within the cannabis industry. They’ll get a firsthand look at how grow rooms operate, often at the granular level. Additionally, they'll receive introductions to potential business partners, clientele or new friends that share the same passion they do for the cannabis industry.

States that Offer Tours

From the middle of the United States to the coasts, cannabis tours can be found in many of different states, with more popping up each day.

California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Washington are just a few of the states currently offering cannabis tours.

While other states are looking to join the booming cannabis industry, these six states have been at the forefront of the cannabis tour culture. While some companies have already gained their popularity and status amongst cannabis enthusiasts, competition is quickly picking up steam as many begin to realize the level of profit that cannabis tours can offer to those in the industry.

Travel Guides

Want to explore the cannabis industry but skip the tour guide? PotGuide has everything you need to plan a cannabis adventure in the form of customized travel guides.

To explore travel guides, click either ‘travel’ or ‘guides’ in the PotGuide main menu. From there, you can easily find tours for both winter or summer vacations. You can even search by location to find which tour is best for you.

Taking a picture at a commercial grow.
Picture taking on a cannabis tour is always exciting.

Whether it’s frolicking through the mountains, climbing the walls of ice in Telluride, jumping dirt bikes in Frisco, or relaxing by a sleepy body of water in Aspen, cannabis enthusiasts will surely find a tour to fit their needs. With lodging available from swanky, luxury hotels to rustic settings to Airbnb's with friendly hosts, if you’re looking for a closer look into the cannabis industry then PotGuide has an answer for you.

An Overview of the Cannabis Tourism Industry

The cannabis tourism industry and its success should come as no surprise to anyone who has seen the growth of the wine or beer tourism industries. In much the same way as wine and beer enthusiasts, cannabis enthusiasts find pleasure in discovering new strains, learning about industry practices from insiders, and connecting with people who share the same passion for cannabis that they do.

In the future, we expect to see the expansion of the cannabis tourism industry within the states that opt to legalize cannabis. There will likely be no shortage of entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on newly opened markets within the cannabis industry.

With many states drawing up legislation or bringing legalization to the ballot in 2018, cannabis enthusiasts can expect to find many more places to tour in the near future.

With people beginning to include cannabis in a holistic way of living, introducing it to their food, medicine, and lifestyle, the cannabis tourism industry and its diversity offer a wide range of activities to those looking to explore how cannabis can improve their life.

What’s more, the science behind the benefits of cannabis has been piling up in its favor. Doctors, legislators, and the American public have all begun to accept that cannabis is not the demon drug it was once considered. Far from the hysteria of Reefer Madness, and the political demonization by the government of those that engage in the cannabis lifestyle, Americans across the United States have begun to see that cannabis can be included in a healthy and peaceful lifestyle.

As research and public acceptance of cannabis grow, the cannabis industry itself will continue to grow.

This includes the growth of the cannabis tourism niche. In the future, expect to see competition increase, along with the quality of cannabis tours as more people jump on the cannabis bandwagon. With so many customers willing to try out a cannabis tour, the industry itself should continue to blossom.

Would you give a cannabis tour a try? Why or why not?


Nicholas Demski Nicholas Demski

As a former global educator, Nicholas uses his B.S. in biology to leverage his understanding of cannabinoid science into meaningful content for readers. For several years, Nicholas has written for several blogs, including Green Flower, and provided copywriting services for CBD and cannabis companies worldwide. He's also a Staff Writer for Terpenes and Testing Magazine, CBD Health and Wellness Magazine, and Extraction Magazine.

While Nicholas is a medical cannabis patient in Michigan, he has traveled from Spain to Colombia to Cambodia to see what cannabis is like around the world. He uses his background in science, world experience, and unique writing style to help people learn more about cannabis and cannabinoids at and on Instagram @Cannabiologist. You can also connect with Nicholas on his LinkedIn profile.

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