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420 ROAD TRIP : Drive up to Northern California for a unique 4/20 Experience!

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The Mendocino Experience Cannabis Tour Company officially reopens for business this year on 4/20/2021   Can you imagine a better way to celebrate 4/20 than to visit a fully-legal Cannabis Farm and smoke out in Northern California’s Emerald Triangle in Ukiah’s premiere Outdoor Dispensary Lounge Party on the pot smokers’ High Holy Holiday?

Looking Forward to the End of the Pandemic

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I just got my first dose of the Moderna vaccine.  I’m scheduled for my second on April 6th.  That means I will be immune on 4/20!   Can you feel the excitement in the air?  More and more of our friends are getting vaccinated every day, and the news just came out that we will…

San Francisco is the Center of the Cannaverse

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There’s been a lot of talk about national cannabis legalization lately as speculation increases that Congress might just pass it this year.  “Do you think that will hurt San Francisco cannabis tourism?”, people often ask me.   Absolutely not.   Why Not?  For one thing, wine is legal, and many states have wine growing regions,…

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?…

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…

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…

Meet the Boutique Growers of The Emerald Triangle – Jerry Munn of First Cut Farms

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Photo by Marnie Birger One of the privileges of being a cannabis tour guide is meeting people who changed history. Jerry Munn isn’t just one of Mendocino’s brilliant boutique cannabis farmers.  He was also one of the outlaws who risked his freedom to pring medicine to those who vitally needed it when cannabis was still…

Weed Tourism When There is no Tourism

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To say 2020 isn’t what we expected would be a monumental understatement.  We were getting ready for the first really big season of cannabis tours in San Francisco. We had a solid year of well received tours under our belt. We got our beautiful trifold brochures from the printer, ready to distribute to every tourist…