Apparently, Denver’s Super Rad Pot Buses Have Been Illegal All Along

The city is cracking down on them.

Jun 20, 2018
Denver Cops Ticket 31 Tourists On Illegal Pot Tour Buses

An elaborately painted bus seen during the 17th annual demonstration calling for the legalization of cannabis in Berlin. (Photo by: Andres Lofiego/Majority World/UIG via Getty Images)

Even in legal states, you can get an expensive ticket for smoking weed in public. Smoking while behind the wheel can get you in even worse trouble. So what’s a stoner to do? Pot tour buses have been an answer to that question for many while they’re living the dream on a 420-friendly vacation. That may, however, soon be changing—in Denver, at least.

Undercover Denver cops pulled over two of the buses on Friday (June 15). They cited 31 people who were smoking during the ride. One person was also arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. The two buses involved were affiliated with My 420 Tours and Colorado Cannabis, reports 9 News.

The Denver Department of Excise and Licenses said the pot tour buses are operating illegally. While cannabis is legal in Colorado, pot tour buses apparently are not.

His office has already sent letters to the tour bus companies, warning them they are operating unlawfully, said Eric Escudero of the Department of Excise and Licenses. Escudero added that, under current rules, there’s “no legal way” for the pot tour buses to become legal.

Denver cracking down on pot tour busessmoke California Considers Licensing Its Own Banks For The Cannabis Industry
Photo courtesy of My 420 Tours via Facebook

Crackdowns on pot tour buses are driven by complaints.

Jay Casillas, spokesman for the Denver Police Department, said he doesn’t know how many complaints police have received about the buses.

My420 Tours is “at the forefront of cannabis tourism, offering visitors a glimpse into the cutting-edge world of cannabis legalization and marijuana news in Colorado and beyond,” according to its website. The company says it’s been around since 2013. It says it offers not just bus tours, but complete vacations with “420-friendly hotels” starting at $1,295.

Colorado Cannabis bus tours cost $99, according to its website. The company calls itself Denver’s “longest running Marijuana Tour.” The bus tours have a duration of 4 hours and 20 minutes and the website appears to still be accepting reservations.

Jun 20, 2018