Tourists get Rocky Mountain high in Colorado

Legal marijuana tourism boost in Colorado.

Legal marijuana tourism boost in Colorado. Image by Coleen Whitfield / CC BY-SA 2.0

Since the beginning of 2014, when Colorado began allowing the sale and consumption of recreational marijuana, pot-related businesses around the state have boomed. The burgeoning industry has seen an increase in pot-related tourism and activities, with advertisements for pot yoga, reading groups and art classes popping up around the state. A number of tour operators and guides also are offering cannabis cooking classes, bus tours and bookings at pot-friendly hotels. But the industry isn’t just limited to state residents. Estimates have put Colorado’s tax revenue from sales of marijuana as high as $47 million, with a third of those sales coming from out of state. Read more: