Articles tagged “pot tourism”

Pot Tourism Is Growing But Some Destinations Still Take a Sober Approach

Pot Tourism Is Growing But Some Destinations Still Take a Sober Approach

Dan Peltier, Skift

Pot tourism isn't the first trend to get the cold shoulder from the travel industry. Just ask the LGBTQ and black travel communities, for example. Travelers will likely spend millions of dollars on pot, anyway, and will find out how to do so with or without the travel industry's help.

5 months ago

Pot Tourism to Expand Into San Francisco Lounges

Pot Tourism to Expand Into San Francisco Lounges

Paul Elias, Associated Press

All these years after President Reagan, we still crack down on communities of color for nonviolent drug offenses, but now, we make sure that a privileged class of purveyors of the same weed can safely operate tasting rooms for tourists. It's no accident that the lounge referenced here is in "a once-rundown neighborhood that is gentrifying."

6 months ago

Mexico Official Floats Legalized Pot as Solution to Tourism Woes

Mexico Official Floats Legalized Pot as Solution to Tourism Woes

Cyntia Barrera Diaz, Bloomberg

This idea may not go anywhere — no law is in the works. But it would be interesting if Mexico loosened laws around the sale and use of marijuana as U.S. officials consider crackdowns.

8 months ago

Pot Tourism Draws Backlash From Residents in Small Alaska Tourist Town

Pot Tourism Draws Backlash From Residents in Small Alaska Tourist Town

Mark Thiessen, Associated Press

Human instinct is often to rebel against change without considering how change can sometimes be a very good thing. With Talkeetna and other towns in similar positions, residents and business owners should think about how pot tourism can complement and augment their bottom lines rather than extinguishing it.

1 year ago

Pot Tourism Hasn’t Changed the Oregon Economy But It’s an Ancillary Service

Pot Tourism Hasn’t Changed the Oregon Economy But It’s an Ancillary Service

Jonathan Bach, Associated Press

Tourists can add buying weed to their things to do list when traveling the Pacific Coast of Oregon. Pot tourism isn't transforming Oregon tourism — just think of it as an additive to the state's diversity of offerings.

1 year ago

Pot Tourism in Las Vegas Is the Latest Attraction Beyond Casinos

Pot Tourism in Las Vegas Is the Latest Attraction Beyond Casinos

Associated Press

Entertainment, including live shows, had already been displacing the casinos as a main tourist draw in Las Vegas. We'd be surprised if weed didn't turn out to be another.

1 year ago

Pot Tourism Era in Las Vegas Poised to Begin

Pot Tourism Era in Las Vegas Poised to Begin

Scott Sonner, Associated Press

Don't expect vacationers to light up en masse on Las Vegas' casino floors, which are federally regulated. But edibles are harder to detect and could become a thing. Meanwhile, legalized pot in Nevada could be another reason to visit Vegas for many travelers.

1 year ago