Yo, what’s good? My name is Dan and let me tell you, Denver is the place to be for tourism. This city in Colorado has it all – celebrity tours, movie set tours, music tours, food tours, you name it. And ever since weed was legalized in January 2014, cannabis tourism has been blowing up in Denver. It’s one of the most cannabis-friendly cities in the U.S., with around 620,000 people living here and plenty of entertainment to keep you busy. If you’re thinking of visiting Denver and want to partake in some canna-curious fun, then check out this guide.
Denver Marijuana Laws
Colorado was one of the first states to legalize marijuana and has some of the most liberal laws when it comes to possession, buying, and selling. For recreational use, you gotta be at least 21 years old and have a valid ID. You can buy up to an ounce of weed at a time and carry it around with you. But keep in mind that smoking weed in public places like parks or sidewalks is illegal.
If you got a medical condition that requires weed, then you’ll need a doctor’s approval to get your hands on it. You can possess up to 2 ounces of medical marijuana legally. And if you wanna grow your own bud at home, you can have up to six plants for personal use.
But don’t be stupid and drive while high or take weed out of the state. And don’t sell or give weed to anyone under 21. Only licensed dispensaries can sell weed and they gotta close by midnight.
Dispensaries in Denver
Now that you know the laws, let’s talk about where to buy your weed from. Denver has a ton of dispensaries – over 150 actually – so you got plenty of options. One of the best is Native Roots. They got seven locations across Denver and offer a wide range of high-end recreational and medical marijuana products. From edibles to tinctures to vape pens, they got it all. And everything’s made from naturally-grown cannabis plants.
Another great dispensary is High West Cannabis. They offer premium flowers, edibles, concentrates, pre-rolled joints – everything you need for a good time.
If you’re into concentrates specifically, check out Apothecary Farms. They’ve got an impressive selection of high-quality extracts and cartridges that are all-natural and cannabinoid-rich.
And if you need some smoking accessories or other cannabis products, head over to The Headed West smoke shop.
420-Friendly Places to Stay
Now that you’ve got your weed sorted out, where should you stay? There are plenty of cannabis-friendly hotels in Denver that cater to tourists looking for a good time. Arrowhead Manor is an elegant bed and breakfast about 30 minutes from downtown Denver that allows smoking outdoors. Or check out Clarion Hotel Denver for an affordable option with designated smoking areas.
Adventures and Activities
Of course, there’s more to do in Denver than just smoke weed (although that’s pretty fun too). Take a cannabis tour with Loopr to check out popular dispensaries and restaurants around town. Or try out Cultivating Spirits for a unique culinary cannabis experience – they’ll bring the chef and curated menu right to your rental property.
If you’re feeling creative after smoking some bud, head over to Spectra Art Space for glass-blowing classes where you’ll make your own pipes or bongs. Or just admire the trippy art exhibits they frequently host.
And if art is your thing, visit the Denver Art Museum where they have over 70,000 works of art including Monet paintings and western paintings.
For outdoor activities while high (or not), Commons Park offers amazing views and plenty of space for reading, socializing with friends or participating in sports.
Denver is truly the perfect cannabis vacation destination with its liberal laws and endless entertainment options. Just remember to be responsible while enjoying yourself!