Marijuana

Ask a Stoner: Is Denver Still Worth Visiting for Weed Tourists?

Denver has only one licensed consumption venue, but there are a handful of private marijuana lounges and tour companies.
Denver has only one licensed consumption venue, but there are a handful of private marijuana lounges and tour companies. Jacqueline Collins
Dear Stoner: I’m visiting Denver soon and was told I can’t really smoke weed anywhere and can’t get weed delivered to my hotel, either. Is that true? Why do cannabis people even bother visiting anymore?
Ryan

Dear Ryan: Not exactly true, but for all intents and purposes for the average tourist? Sorta. Denver has only one licensed consumption business, a small hangout next to a dispensary in an industrial neighborhood, and most hotels ban smoking of all kinds. There are a handful of private marijuana lounges and tour companies that will let you light up, but none of these businesses can advertise around town, and they rely more on word of mouth (and our list of places to smoke weed in Denver). Luckily, they’ll let you sign up for a tour or one-day membership as long as you’re 21.

The no-delivery-to-hotels thing is true and unfortunate: Only people who can prove they’re residents of a hotel — not guests — can order marijuana delivery. But why would you want to stay inside a hotel the whole time anyway? Get out, visit a dispensary and then tour the city — you’ll see why people continue to visit, and also see that it isn’t that hard to find a spot to consume your new souvenirs.

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