A marijuana tour in Colorado is a different affair now that the law has changed. On Nov. 6, 2012, the state’s voters approved Amendment 64, effectively making the possession of recreational cannabis legal for those over the age of 21. While it’s still illegal under federal law, marijuana is available in Colorado with a doctor's recommendation. With the change in the law, a new enthusiasm has developed in the tourism industry. Locals are ready to share their hometown's know-how and new-found freedom with visitors who wanted to hitch up their wagons and head out west. With tour guides and dispensaries readily available, Denver 420 tours are much easier to enjoy than in years past.
Denver Pot Tours
Whether you’re planning to wrap entire tours around marijuana or want to give it a try while you’re in the Mile High City, you’ll have a lot of options. On a marijuana tour in Colorado, it’s helpful to remember this isn’t Amsterdam; the laws and customs are still being established. Many of the tours take place around 420 (April 20), the holiday designed for the legalization of marijuana. Now that it’s not a mere theory, the celebrations are taking on a new style in the medical marijuana state. Currently, there are many big events planned in Denver and throughout the Rocky Mountain State, including 420 rallies, where smoking will be more tolerated than at other times.
On April 20 and beyond, hotel guests can light up on their balconies on their Denver 420 tours. Visitors can purchase cannabis once they arrive, as they shouldn’t bring any marijuana across state lines. If you have any questions, it's best to book the services of a guide for a short-term tour or a full-on vacation package. For instance, you could book a tour that includes limo pick up at the airport, tickets to a rally or concert, or even a visit to growing operations and medical marijuana dispensaries. If you’d like to experience even more of what Colorado has to offer, such as a visit to Red Rocks Amphitheatre, tours can be customized to your interests.
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