Escape the greyness of late winter for real or in your imagination with our list of our top weed-friendly travel destinations.
Do it Up in Denver—the Leader of Legalization
Pot has been legal in Colorado since 2014, and it’s safe to say that they have marijuana tourist down to an artform.
The typical tourist will enjoy a cannabis tour that hits all the usual spots—dispensaries, grow-op, glass blowing demo—all in a 420-friendly limo. But the real adventurer will want to check out the famed Cultivating Spirits marijuana pairing dinners that mix gourmet foods and ganja.
MardiGrass in Australia’s Most Weed-Friendly Village
MardiGrass is a cannabis law reform rally and festival held annually in the town of Nimbin, in northeast New South Wales, Australia. The weekend consists of smoking contests, something called the “Weed Olympics,” a ganja parade, and educational seminars on the benefits of marijuana. This year, it takes place May 4-6 in this environmentally-enlightened village; it’s only a short drive away from the much-loved beach town of Byron Bay.
Space Cakes and Chill in Amsterdam
Weed is illegal in the Netherlands, but Amsterdam cafes can sell you 5 grams at a time. But why stop there when there’s space cake to be had? Once your pump is primed, it’s time to indulge your senses. Take in a concert at the Concertgebouw to experience “the best acoustics in the world.” Take a gondola ride through Amsterdam’s canals, bike through the tulip fields around Haarlem in April, or go bohemian at the outrageous Landjuweel Festival taking place July 25-29 this year.
Feel a Little Naughty on Vancouver’s “Pot Block”
Who knows what’ll happen to Vancouver’s famous Pot Block (300-block of West Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver) once recreational marijuana becomes legal? 2018 might be your last summer to hop from Marc Emery’s Cannabis Culture Headquarters to the Herb Museum to the New Amsterdam Cafe.
Ganja Yoga in San Francisco
Recreational marijuana is legal in San Francisco, so go ahead and indulge openly. Ganja Yoga in San Francisco starts with some social time followed by an instructor-led flow. And there’s an Oakland location too if you’re down for some post-pose taco truck action.
Grab a Slice of Happy Pizza in Cambodia
Weed is illegal in Cambodia, but that doesn’t deter riverside town of Phnom Penh. Just keep an eye peeled for one of the many “Happy” pizza places that will lace your slice with pot if you ask for some “extra happy.” Alternatively, try and “extra happy” coconut milkshake.
Join a Cannabis Club in Barcelona
Barcelona’s cannabis clubs are private, member-only spaces that operate like co-ops so that you, the visitor, are never directly paying for drugs. Instead, your fee goes towards a share of what’s grown and distributed amongst members as well as upkeep of the club, so you’re not technically buying drugs. Now all you need an invitation from another member to join.
Get an Uruguayan “Tasting”
Learn all about the country that in 2013 became the first to break prohibition with landmark marijuana legalization legislation. Start with the Montevideo Cannabis Museum, and then visit the beach town of Punta del Este for a marijuana “tasting” valued at $250 (US) per person. Only residents can access pot, but the rule does not prevent tasting, so this activity is quasi-legal.
Make it a Bud and Breakfast Weekend in Maine
The most warmly romantic stop on this list is the Maine Greenyards Bed and Breakfast in Auburn, Maine, where you can bed down in an old mansion, wake up the next morning, and then trim your own wake and bake weed from the garden.
Parker is a cannabis enthusiast to the core who shares a keen interest in listening to what others have to say and understanding what’s important to them. Those who know Parker know that his passion for health and wellness runs deep, and his love of Canada even deeper!