7 Best Cities for Stoners to Visit
You don’t have to self-identify as a stoner if you love to partake in marijuana. Still, stoners and weed enthusiasts alike undoubtedly enjoy traveling to new 420-friendly destinations, seeing the sights, and experiencing a brand-new corner of cannabis culture. Because it is looking ever more promising that we will have a COVID vaccine sometime in early 2021, you might start making your spring and summer travel plans right now with the best cities for Stoners to Visit — and they might as well take you to some cool cannabis locales.
Without further ado, here are the latest, greatest places to visit if you love marijuana and want to devote an entire vacation to it:
The Valley of the Sun has been a domestic tourism hotspot since the 1950s when GIs stationed in Arizona’s military bases brought their families to experience the delightful year-round sunshine and exotic desert scenery. Since then, Phoenix and the cities surrounding it have developed extensive resources to introduce travelers to the unique culture and landscape and provide activities and entertainment during their stay.
Arizonans only just passed their first recreational marijuana initiative in November, but officials expect the first recreational dispensaries to open in March 2021. Though some rural areas of the state might continue to prohibit cannabis use, you should expect to find places to light up in the tourism destinations, like Phoenix, Tucson, Sedona, Flagstaff, and the like. Undoubtedly, 420-friendly businesses will develop to fill all stoner traveler needs.
Unlike Arizona, Illinois doesn’t offer much to differentiate itself from the other Midwestern states — except Chicago. Chicago is one of the great American cities, a center of culture, science, finance, and more. If you have never taken the time to explore the Windy City, you will almost certainly discover that Chicago is more than just the biggest city in the Midwest.
Illinois has enjoyed legal marijuana for almost a full year, which means it has all of the essential infrastructure up and running. Chicago boasts some of the classiest marijuana shops, such as Dispensary 33 and Sunnyside, and there are 420-friendly accommodations in the form of bud and breakfasts.
In many ways, Northern California has long been the world capital of weed. Though many other destinations have enjoyed legal marijuana for much longer, the Bay Area and surrounding countryside have been the nexus of cannabis culture and innovation for decades. Following in these footsteps, Napa provides an entirely new marijuana tourism experience with weed and wine tours.
As it turns out, the same terroir that grows excellent grape wines also breeds healthy, trichome-covered cannabis. Visitors to the region can now enjoy tours of indoor and outdoor weed grow operations, replete with samples, and trips to famous vineyards and wine cellars. It is the ultimate in luxury weed travel.
Perhaps surprisingly, Uruguay became the first country to legalize marijuana nationwide way back in 2013. Today, as long as you are over 18 and have registered with the Uruguayan government, you can buy high-quality kush from any pharmacy or local market in Montevideo. Even better, you can smoke your weed pretty much anywhere you could smoke tobacco, including beaches, outdoor restaurants, parks, your smoke-friendly hotel room, and more.
While marijuana isn’t technically legal in Jamaica, it isn’t expressly prohibited anymore, either. After the drug’s recent decriminalization, it is easier than ever to get your hands on some fresh flowers during your trip to the island nation. As long as you can keep your smoking somewhat discreet, you shouldn’t get into any trouble during your trip.
Another country where cannabis isn’t exactly legal for recreational use, Costa Rica nevertheless seems unphased by the rampant cultivation and consumption of weed by locals and tourists alike. You shouldn’t feel concerned about buying bud and smoking on the beach or in other public spaces during your trip.
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Like Costa Rica, Cambodia has an “ask no questions” policy regarding enforcing their marijuana laws. Not only can you find and smoke weed in Phnom Penh and other Cambodian cities with relative ease, but you will likely encounter restaurant meals marked “Happy” on menus, which means they are infused with THC and CBD.
Once you are properly vaccinated against COVID-19, you should feel free to travel the world searching for weed. By no means are these the only places where you can find flower, but they do offer some of the best bud experiences around.