Lord Jones became the first cannabis company to form an official partnership with a hotel chain when announcing in 2018 that The Standard would soon stock its line of gumdrops in minibars and lobby boutiques from Los Angeles to New York.
And with the CBD wellness craze continuing to unfold, hotels across America are now offering adding inventive, cannabis-infused treatments to spa menus. Following the successful opening of the first-ever cannabis restaurant in Los Angeles, the travel industry has to follow suit soon in implementing special consumption areas or creating dedicated, cannabis-friendly resorts. In the meantime, cannabis-centric listing sites like Bud and Breakfast and Cannabis Hotels offer databases of listings for marijuana-minded travelers.
Restrictions still remain in the United States when it comes to consuming hotel grounds or in the privacy of your own room on a balcony (like with cigarettes, there are still hefty fines for smoking cannabis inside and even on patios). However, hotels in legal states are known to turn a blind eye to lighting up outside, vaporizing or ingesting edibles—especially those that are now serving up CBD or selling cannabis paraphernalia on-property. Plus, TSA recently stated, “Products that contain hemp-derived CBD oil or are FDA-approved are generally legal & can fly” and “We’re Cool And We’re Not Looking For Your Weed.”
From picking up a PAX vaporizer poolside at the Dream Hollywood to checking into a cabin on the same beach Bob Marley once lived, here are the best cannabis-friendly hotels for an elevated escape.
Published: October 15, 2019
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