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21st Birthday Pub Crawls Are So 20th Century

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For years it’s been a rite of passage, the 21st birthday bar hop – you and your friends traveling from bar to pub, celebrating your new found accessibility to legally consume alcohol for the first time.   But that is so 20th century.  Now, in the 21st century, turning 21 means you can legally smoke…

10 Reasons For Going On a Cannabis Tour When You Visit California

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Cannabis is becoming legal in more states in the U.S. and in more countries around the world as more and more people come to California to go on cannabis tours.   So you’re planning a trip to Northern California.  Why should you come on a cannabis tour while you’re here?  Here are ten great reasons!…

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…

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…

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…