Recreational marijuana adult use is the newest vertical in the cannabis industry and the largest opportunity. Along with recreational adult use comes cannabis tourism. In 2014 Colorado passed adult use legislation and tourism to the state increased with people waiting in long lines to buy cannabis products.
The Colorado Department of Revenue estimated a 44% increase of out of state tourist in metro areas and a 90% increase in mountain towns. While this may considered a novelty travel experience Las Vegas is a novelty travel destination year after year in gaming, professional fights and conventions.
Currently Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Alaska have strong tourism for recreational adult use cannabis, none of which have the 8th busiest airport in the USA, McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas.
Expect the most profound advancements in the cannabis tourism to occur in America’ʹs inland tourism capital ‑ Las Vegas. Starting in 2015, simple affidavits that state that visitors are registered MMJ patients in their home states will make it easy for visitors to purchase and use medical cannabis in Nevada. Activist push forward on campaigns for Adult Use in Nevada in 2016, there’s a chance that state cannabis tourism there is on the cusp of something huge.
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Unless you’ve been really, um…spaced out, you’ve heard about the wave of legalization for medical and recreational marijuana use in the U.S. – or in a country like Uruguay (the first nation to legalize possession, coming in 2015). You’ve also seen the buzz of media on how ramped-up legalization has spawned an explosive (what they dub) cannabusiness” market, led by sophisticated “ganja-preneurs” who are reinventing who consumes marijuana and the many ways it can be used – essentially taking it from dorm room to boardroom, from dime-bag to Hermes bag, and from counter-culture to over-the-counter, with sleek dispensaries that are channeling Apple stores. After decades of prohibition, marijuana is suddenly undergoing a makeover: more people worldwide view it as socially acceptable and medically important, and whole new markets and products are busily being invented. Once-lowly “weed” has become a real industry, growing like weeds. Source: Spafinder