Two Denver entrepreneurs with ties to the medical-marijuana industry have started the nation's first marijuana tourism company. For several hundred bucks — prices vary between VIP and economy levels — My 420 Tours will pick visitors up at the airport, connect them to a pot-friendly hotel, set up hash-making demonstrations and dispensary-grow tours, and provide them with tickets to cannabis-themed events and concerts. The company's first package is built around April 20, a date cannabis enthusiasts regard as a holiday known as 4/20.
The tour company is pitching the the week's events as World Cannabis Week.
"If somebody flies out here," said James Walker, one of the company's owners, "we take care of the whole adventure for them."
Well, not quite.
Because marijuana sales to non-medical-marijuana patients are still illegal for at least a few more months in Colorado, Walker and his business partner, Matt Brown, won't actually be giving pot to tourists. Instead, the men say they will help clients gain access to events — such as the High Times Cannabis Cup — where marijuana is likely to be shared freely and, they contend, legally.