Pot Tourism Seeks Acceptance in Colorado
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Pot Tourism Seeks Acceptance in Colorado
Posted by CN Staff on December 31, 2013 at 07:04:57 PT
By Eric Gorski, The Denver Post
Source: Denver Post
Denver -- The dawn of pot tourism in Colorado will bring shuttle buses to the state's first recreational marijuana shops, guides sharing their stashes with out-of-staters and watchful eyes at ski resorts and Denver's airport.After months of speculation, the opening of the nation's first recreational pot shops Wednesday will provide early signs of whether marijuana tourism is legitimate and worthy of investment or overstated and damaging to the state's image.
At least three pot-themed tourism companies that didn't exist a year ago are preparing to welcome their first visitors of 2014 and trying to figure out how state and local regulations will influence their plans. The state tourism office is keeping its distance, while the ski industry is assuring guests the slopes are pot-free and the air is clean.Marijuana industry officials estimate 30 percent of recreational sales — made possible by voter-approved Amendment 64 last year — could be made by out-of-state visitors.But there are limits. While Colorado residents 21 and over may purchase up to an ounce of marijuana at licensed pot shops, out-of-staters may purchase only a quarter-ounce at a time. And marijuana cannot be taken out of state. "We've had a lot of interest, a lot of curiosity, a lot of buzz," said Peter Johnson of Colorado Green Tours, a travel agency seeking to cater to a luxury crowd.Johnson's company will take guests in limos and SUVs to newly opened stores and private grow operations. Guides are "cannabis aficionados" who share their supply with guests for no charge, Johnson said. SnippedComplete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author:  Eric Gorski, The Denver PostPublished: December 31, 2013Copyright: 2013 The Denver Post Website: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews  -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #4 posted by Hope on December 31, 2013 at 13:53:46 PT
Are you'll seeing things on TV about this?
Surely people are in line already and being filmed and interviewed. The historic "First" photos in the morrow! Whoo hoo. It's sweet. Sweet indeed.I'd turn the tv on if I knew there was good coverage anywhere on the tube.
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on December 31, 2013 at 12:20:51 PT
Thank you for the link. I am truly amazed at all of this!
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Comment #2 posted by Hope on December 31, 2013 at 11:20:47 PT
Your stoney guide to New Year’s Eve in Colorado
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on December 31, 2013 at 07:06:24 PT
Happy New Year Colorado!
Have a wonderful and safe New Years Eve and New Years Day!
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