WeedLife News Network

Hot off the press cannabis, marijuana, cbd and hemp news from around the world on the WeedLife Social Network.
3 minutes reading time (538 words)

New study found the 10 Best US Cities for a Cannabis vacation

New Study Found the 10 Best Cities for a Cannabis Vacation

Cannabis has come a long way in the US since it was first legalized medically in California in 1996.

Now, 18 states have legalized medical and recreational marijuana, 21 have legalized medical marijuana, and Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota have all put recreational marijuana on the ballot for the midterm election season. And with over a third of the country readily available with dispensaries, restaurants, tours, and even churches, a cannabis-themed vacation is far from far-fetched.

Still, you might be wondering where to go. A study conducted by Upgraded Points, a company that helps consumers with information on points and miles, conducted a study to find the best cities for a cannabis vacation.

The study found that the most cost-effective places for a cannabis vacation are Oakland, California and Spokane, Washington. Researchers said the data showed a correlation that the longer a state has had legalized recreational cannabis (Wahington tied with Colorado for first in 2012 and California in 2016) had, the lowest prices. A four-day cannabis vacation in Oakland would run you about $1,068, followed by Spokane with $1,135. However, go somewhere where the cost of living is high, and you’ll pay the price. A four-day stay in Anchorage, Alaska, will run you $1,551, with Los Angeles trailing behind at $1,540.

Portland, Maine, turned out to be the second cheapest city due to the vast number of 420-friendly stays. The study found Portland has 102 cannabis-friendly Airbnb listings per 100,000 people. Denver reigns supreme due to its number of 420-friendly accommodations, its 64 licensed dispensaries per 100,000 people, and the average price of a quarter ounce of weed averaging at about $60 if you know the best spots to buy.

The 10 best cities for a cannabis vacation

Denver, Colorado Portland, Maine Oakland, California Boulder Colorado Portland Oregon Scottsdale, Arizona Henderson, Nevada Colorado Springs, Colorado San Jose, California Las Vegas, Nevada

To find the best cities for a cannabis vacation, Upgraded points looked at50 of the largest cities in states where recreational marijuana usage is legal. The cities were then ranked on a scale from one to five in 10 categories: average Cost of round trip airfare, the average nightly price at weed-friendly accommodations, number of weed-friendly Airbnbs, the average cost of rideshare, number of dispensaries, the average cost for a quarter-ounce of weed, number of guided cannabis tours, the average price of weed-friendly experiences on Eventbrite, and the number of available fast food restaurants. These scores were then rated according to their impact on cannabis tourism. Each city then received a final score on a scale of one to 50.

If you decide to take that cannabis-themed vacation, just be sure to follow guidelines while flying or on your road trip. 

e-mail icon Facebook icon Twitter icon LinkedIn icon Reddit icon
Rate this article: 
Select ratingGive New study found the 10 Best US Cities for a Cannabis vacation 1/5Give New study found the 10 Best US Cities for a Cannabis vacation 2/5Give New study found the 10 Best US Cities for a Cannabis vacation 3/5Give New study found the 10 Best US Cities for a Cannabis vacation 4/5Give New study found the 10 Best US Cities for a Cannabis vacation 5/5
Authored By: 
Regional Marijuana News: 


© 420 Intel

Stay Informed

When you subscribe to the blog, we will send you an e-mail when there are new updates on the site so you wouldn't miss them.

South Dakota voters to again consider Recreational...
Marijuana legalization promises jobs in Missouri. ...

Related Posts