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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…

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…

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…

Meet the Boutique Growers of The Emerald Triangle – Sunshine and Alex of Treehouse Delights

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As important as the terroir is to The Emerald Triangle, the reason cannabis farmers from around the world are flocking to California’s renowned pot growing region is to meet and learn from the knowledgeable growers who live there.  We’ve been amazed at how many growers come on our cannabis tours each year.  So for those…