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My picks for the top 10 weed films of all time

As we enter the holiday season tourism slows down, and that’s certainly true of cannabis tourism after the big fall harvest is done.  Fortunately, the farm we work with, Emerald City Genetics, plans to run their greenhouses and hoop houses all through the winter, so if you really need to get out to cannabis country…

5 more states legalize marijuana. What does this bode for cannabis and cannabis tourism?

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The 2020 election was nothing if not dramatic.  Many were surprised to find all 5 states that had marijuana legalization on their ballots gave cannabis the green thumbs up, and 4 of them were deep red states!   Times have definitely changed, but what does this mean for the cannabis industry and for cannabis tourism?…

5 Best places to get the Highest in San Francisco

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If you’ve ever visited San Francisco, you know some of its most prominent features are it’s steep and plentiful hills.  San Francisco is made up of 49 hills in total.  In fact, if you’re not on a hill, you’re not on original SF ground.  All the flat places in San Francisco have been reclaimed from…

5 essential differences between Muir Woods and the old growth Redwood forests of Mendocino County

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In all my years as a tour guide, I’ve had the pleasure of showing guests so many of the wonders that make Northern California such an amazing place, from the sights of the city of San Francisco to the vineyards of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, to the cannabis farms of The Emerald Triangle, but…

Meet Yvonne Brown, the new Executive Director of the California Cannabis Tourism Association.

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Tourism is a $1.5 trillion dollar industry – one of the biggest in the world.  All industries of this size have associations.  Tourism associations bring together not just the tour companies that run city tours, farm tours, wine tours, woods tours, adventure tours, leisure tours, and the like, but also connect everyone else in the…

Is Cannabis Actually a Medicine?

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As a professional tour guide in the cannabis tourism business, my job isn’t just to take travelers to the cannabis farms, wineries, giant redwoods, and dispensaries of The Emerald Triangle.  It’s also my job to entertain and inform everyone from the newbie to the seasoned cannasseur.  Knowing the use, science, and history of marijuana is…

Ode to Blue Dream

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Girl Scout Cookies, OG Kush, Gorilla Glue, White Widow, Pineapple Express, Grandaddy Purple, Purple Urkle, Purple Haze, Sour Diesel, Northern Lights, Chemdawg, Skywalker OG, Green Crack, Strawberry Cough, Cherry pie, Harlequin, KGB, Trainwreck. . .   In my 53 years, I’ve smoked a lot of weed – from seedy brown Mex back in the day…

Meet Brian Applegarth, Founder, and Executive Director of The California Cannabis Tourism Association

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Most industries have professional associations, and this is especially true in tourism.  Whether it’s wine tour companies, sightseeing tour companies, or any other kind of tour company, most likely they have an association.  Tourism associations help quality companies give better service, and help them to meet the needs of tourists, while informing travelers where to…

We’re Open For Business!

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2020 was supposed to be the breakout year for cannabis tourism.   For two years we’d been doing tours and getting rave reviews.  Buzz was building.  We had taken tourists to California cannabis country from nearly every continent on the globe from seasoned herb smokers,  adventurous epicurean cannasseurs, and professional growers to the canna curious…