The 7 best marijuana tours and experiences in the US
These days weed has gone mainstream with curated marijuana tours and experiences worth traveling for. From a blaze and gaze graffiti city walking tour in Denver to puffing while painting in Portland or San Francisco, getting stoned has gotten a lot more creative than just toking up in the parking lot before a show.
In states where recreational marijuana is legal, there is everything from cannabis-friendly bud and breakfasts to ganja-focused empowerment getaways for women. Here are our top 7 cannabis experiences across the US worth getting high for.
Sushi & Joint Rolling with My 420 Tours, Denver, CO
In Denver, My 420 Tours offers a number of cannabis-focused experiences including a Sushi & Joint Rolling class. First, you learn to hand roll a dispensary-professional quality joint packed with the herb of your choice — before class, you’ll get a coupon to purchase two grams of weed for $2 from a local recreational dispensary. After perfecting your spliff, it’s time to head outside and puff in the designated smoking area before returning to the classroom to learn how to roll sushi.
Held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in a residential space (so you can legally smoke outside), the two-hour class frequently sells out.
My 420 also runs classes on cooking with cannabis and a few different walking tours. The Blaze & Gaze Graffiti Walking Tour involves blazing in a private lounge before hitting the streets of Denver’s RiNo Arts District for a 2.5 mile guided street art stroll.
Puff, Pass and Paint, Multiple Locations
Founded by Denver-based landscape painter Heidi Keyes Puff, Pass and Paint began with painting classes in Colorado. It has now expanded to dozens of art-based classes and tours in 13 cities across the US including Washington, DC, and Boston.
These classes are held in private residences and BYOMJ (bring your own Mary Jane), but smoking, vaping and eating edibles are all encouraged. The company also offers Puff, Pass & Bake cooking classes where you’ll learn how to make ‘budder,’ which infuses cannabis with butter for baking, as well as other infused concoctions from ice cream to hard candy.
Cannabis-Infused City Cruise Tours, San Francisco
If you want a VIP cannabis experience in San Francisco then sign up for Emerald Farm’s Cannabis-Infused City Cruise Tour. Ride in style in a luxury limo and as you check out San Francisco’s most famous sights and weed-focused tourist attractions.
‘The Cannabis-Infused City Tour is a great way to meet local enthusiasts and see the city while you’re doing it,’ says Victro Pinho, the CEO and Founder of Emerald Farm Tours. ‘All through the lens of someone who cares about the community and not just the business … oh and you can smoke weed.’
You’ll also get top-shelf VIP treatment at all the retail cannabis lounges you visit and deep discounts on cannabis that's only offered only to tour guests.
Glowing Goddess Getaways, Multiple Locations
Open only to women (or those who identify as such), Glowing Goddess Getaways are weekend ganja retreats meant to be shared with a few of your favorite friends — so long as you don’t mind staying in a tent (the tent is included in the rate).
The retreats are held on private estates in destinations across the US where recreational marijuana consumption is legal. The experience combines all you can consume cannabis (think: bars that serve up smoky rips of shatter and goodie bags with edibles) with activities from yoga to dance to meditation meant to uplift and empower your inner goddess.
Bud & Breakfast, Multiple Locations
This expanding brand has cannabis-friendly properties around the world where vaping, and in some cases smoking, is allowed in rooms or public spaces.
In the town of Idyllwild in the San Jacinto Mountains, about 100 miles from Los Angeles, Hicksville Pines Bud & Breakfast is the first of its kind in the state. There are 10 themed rooms and smoking is allowed in Room 420. All common areas are also weed friendly providing you vape, along with, community vaporizers are on offer.
World’s First Immersive Cannabis Museum: Cannabition, Las Vegas, Nevada
You can’t currently get high inside Cannabition, the world’s first museum dedicated entirely to weed, although founder JJ Walker hopes that will change at some point in the future. Hit up a dispensary or one of the city’s new cannabis social lounges to blaze up before heading to this immersive, highly Instagram-friendly museum — or just pop an edible an hour before arriving and you’ll be in exactly the right state of mind.
Inside you can ride a slide into a pool of kind bud or snap a selfie lighting joint that is longer than you. But besides the fun photo ops, Cannabition is also educational, giving a great history of the cannabis plant’s biology, use and the culture around it.
Puff Puff Pour, Portland, Oregon
Oregon was the first state in the US to decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis in 1973. It was the third state to legalize recreational marijuana and today, one of its biggest industry issues is its weed surplus.
With all this herb, it’s little wonder Oregon also has some cool cannabis experiences. Puff Puff Pour by the Oregon Cannabis Concierge is a twist on food and beverage pairings by replacing the food with weed.
During the two-hour sessions, you’ll sample three unique strains of cannabis via a vape pen paired with three carefully selected beverages from craft beer to small-batch spirits and even cold brew coffees depending on the herb. You’ll also have an opportunity to speak with the cannabis farmers about the strains selected for your pairing.