Top Five 420 Friendly Travel Tips for Stoners on Vacation
With the legalization of recreational marijuana in parts of the country, there are now new opportunities to partake in everyone’s favorite plant. In fact, there is an entire industry growing in symbiosis with the pot production. 420 friendly travel – replete with specialized travel agents who know the industry and will point you to the right places for your enjoyment. They will find you accommodating hotels, marijuana tours, and more – is a fast-growing industry, and an easier way to enjoy legal pot, and, of course, a groovy time. So here are the Top Five 420 Friendly Travel Tips for Stoners who are making the trek to the green states.
Your first call should be to a 420 friendly travel agent who specializes in putting together sativa sojourns, who will work to find a hotel that will facilitate your trip. A wrong hotel will damper your smoking activities.
Whether you are planning a trip to Colorado or Washington (or, soon, Oregon), one thing is for sure: you will have a blast. However, there are ways to make sure you are getting the most out of your 420 friendly trip, and are being as safe (both legally and otherwise) as possible. Following is a list of considerations to think about while planning your grass getaway.
Where to Stay:
The first step is to make sure you find a nice place to stay that allows smoking. Marijuana may be legal, but smoking it is often not – especially in public places and private businesses that are not 420 friendly. Finding a safe place to enjoy is one of the most crucial steps in planning successful 420 friendly travel. Your first call should be to a 420 friendly travel agent who specializes in putting together sativa sojourns, who will work to find a hotel that will facilitate your trip. A wrong hotel will damper your smoking activities. Most national chains are not accepting except for a few. There are also a few boutique hotels like The Nativ Hotel, where your 420 fun is welcomed on the balconies. At about $300 a night it is a higher price point. Remember to be discreet when smoking on balconies of on non smoking proprieties, as fines can be hefty
What to Bring:
Your vacation destination has all the good stuff, but what should you bring along? Do a little prior research, and bring with you notes on 420 friendly businesses. Bring a friend, because everything is more fun with a friend, and the two of you can keep an eye on one another when the festivities begin. Pick to your packing wisely. Some like to take the whole house, but we suggest no more then 2 bags. Bring a camera as you will have a chance to see some things no one else will ever see. Your valid ID of course, as all stores will check it no matter how old you look. Cash is king for cannabis buying as very few take cards. Most importantly, bring an open mind and a sense of adventure.
What to Take:
Lots of great memories of course. Also some great pictures and some cannabis souvenirs like t-shirts, magazines, stickers, unused new pipes you bought. Now, do not try to take marijuana from a legal state home to your non-legal state. Most airports ban it on property, even in the legal states. Oregon is the only one letting travelers fly in state with their cannabis. Other then that it can’t leave the green states. This is a federal crime – for now.
Marijuana tours or “420 Tours“, are the most fun, safest, and easiest way to enjoy everything 420 friendly travel offers. A typical tour will provide transportation, a trip to a dispensary where you can purchase marijuana, a visit to a head show and a glass-blowing exhibition, lunch and/or dinner, and a tour of a growing facility. The 420 friendly tour companies that have emerged since legalization are, for the most part, staffed with knowledgable people, have good connections in the pot industry, and can help take your weed weekend from chill to very chill
It is important to remember that while marijuana is now legal in certain states, it is not federally legal. Traveling with pot can still have consequences. Do not attempt to fly with marijuana – even the legal kind.
Make sure you look up the local laws in the state your going to by going to our Recreational marijuana laws page. Just so your educated on what the latest is also what to and not to do while you travel.
Hope you have fun and be safe as you journey. Thanks for reading our Top Five 420 Friendly Travel Tips for Stoners.
Iron lungs – USAWeed.org contributor