The 5 Craziest Cannabis Experiences In Legal States
Ganjapreneurs are gettin’ real creative.
With recreational cannabis legalization coming to more and more places, weed tourism is becoming a thing. And along with that, ganjapreneurs are getting real creative about how to incorporate the herb into different experiences. Here are some of the craziest ones available now.
1. Smokin’ Spa
Utopia All Natural Wellness Spa and Lounge, based in a historic mansion a few blocks from Colorado’s state capitol, will soon be home to the nation’s first legal cannabis spa.
The spa submitted its application for a Denver Cannabis Consumption Establishment license back in February. Utopia hopes to be among the first businesses approved for the pioneering social use program authorized by Denver’s voter-approved Initiative 300.
Utopia plans to offer THC/hemp massages, acupuncture, meditation coaching, spiritual counseling, life coaching, plant-based health education, ganja yoga classes, healing circles and patient support networking groups. The spa also plans to offer multiple cannabis consumption areas, both indoors and out, for members.
2. California (and Canada!) Cannabliss
With the opening of the recreational market in California, a place like Cannabliss Retreats was inevitable.
Cannabliss is an “experiential getaway” based in the Southern California town of Ojai. Prices for five-day retreats start at about $1,000. Guests combine cannabis with spiritual practices like drum circles, sound baths, visionary workshops, and psychedelic blacklight yoga.
The focus is on education, with panels and workshops from cannabis industry luminaries. Budtenders are on hand to counsel guests on the best weed for their needs. Gourmet, farm-to-table, cannabis-infused dishes are available for sampling.
The 4th Cannabliss Retreat will be in Canada. Scheduled for Aug. 31 through Sept. 4, the experiential adventure will take place at a retreat center in Hockley Valley, Ontario.
3. Puff Pass & Paint
Puff Pass & Paint has classes available in Denver, Northern and Southern California, D.C., Portland, Las Vegas, Boston and Phoenix. The weed tourism event series gives people the opportunity to express themselves artistically while smoking.
Vape pens and infused edibles are laid out on tables for the taking. Communal blunts are passed around. Participants sign an agreement promising they’ll consume no more than an ounce (you can do that, right?) and that they won’t sell weed to other students.
Denver-based painter Heidi Keyes and her crew are in charge of the casual, creative two-hour smoking sessions. Attendees get step-by-step instructions on how to create their own mind-altered masterpieces. Classes only enroll up to 20 students to allow for individual attention.
4. Ganja Gym
Power Plant Fitness in San Francisco encourages clients to use recreational cannabis as part of their fitness routines. Clients have the option to either bring their own weed or order edibles—the gym’s preferred form of consumption—while they work out.
A delivery service brings ordered edibles to the gym within 15 minutes after clients place orders, owner Jim McAlpine told USA Today. The gym has a designated space for those who want to smoke marijuana.
“If you use it right, cannabis takes the things you love and lets you love them more,” McAlpine, 46, told Outside. “With fitness, that can help get you into the zone, into eye-of-the-tiger mode.”
5. Rocky Mountain Reefer
Blue Sky Ranch in Black Hawk, Colorado features spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. It’s not cheap, starting at $999 a night.
The ranch is pet-friendly and includes its own home theater, gaming system, and jacuzzi. It’s a recreational weed-friendly environment. Smoking is ok anytime outside and vaping is permitted inside the cabins.