Excerpt via Chicago Times
Cannabis-friendly tourism is taking off across the globe, from limousine tours to inspiring weed farms, to puff-and-paint gatherings (which are sometimes bring-your-own-bong), to haute cuisine with a touch of CBD (or a whole lotta 420).
In Chicago, the Aldrich Guest House (aldrichguesthouse.com), built in 1845 and once host to Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, is the first of its kind, featuring a gorgeously restored home with a prim vintage look; a designated spot for responsible cannabis users to enjoy; and a breakfast so fabulous, you’ll want to wake and bake. How you could not, before feasting on the likes of scallion potato waffles with Black Forest ham and sharp cheddar?
With a shared background in the hospitality industry, couple Douglas and Robert Mahan opened their B&B as a relaxing haven for anyone, including those who enjoy cannabis.
In California, do not miss one of the unique Emerald Farm Tours (emeraldfarmtours.com) that show you California’s cannabis industry backstage. Its Seed-to-Sale Tour encourages an appreciation of the magical cannabis plant, from seed to seedling to flower, to the taste and effects.
“To run a tour like this requires a lot of insider knowledge,” says owner Victor Pinho, whose whole concept stems from his 20-plus years in the cannabis business. His full-day tour starts with a hotel pickup in San Francisco, bringing guests to California’s legendary Emerald Triangle. Groups are limited to 10 guests max, and every tour ends with an exit through the gift shop (with significant discounts).
On the culture front, PaloXanto presents “Plant Seeds,” an ode to the cannabis plant, from SoCal’s high desert.
Released March 31, 2022
written, produced and recorded by PALO XANTO
mixed and mastered by Greco Rossetti
video directed, shot and edited by Jaletta Smokeflower
released by PROWL FREE MUSIC