Marijuana is legal in several states now, with several more sure to come in the near future. But just because pot is legal in a state does not mean that everywhere in that state is a safe place to spark up. Marijuana is still illegal federally, so that means that it’s still illegal on any federal land. Now it’s pretty easy to remember that federal courthouses and military bases are federal land, but there is one kind of federal land that we all seem to forget belongs to big brother - national parks and recreational facilities. These lands are the most fantastic examples of what America the Beautiful really means, and because of this, they are the ones we want to visit and get high at the most. But take this word of warning from the Savvy Stoner to heart. Do not be tempted to bring pot onto federal land this Labor Day weekend, or anytime, even if it’s dank and the cheapest weed in Denver and you’re only cutting through the park. You could end up like tens of thousands of others who thought they could get away with it – at the police station, having no fun at all.
So where are some alternative places to enjoy your 420 friendly getaway, read on for some ideas to get you on your way to a legal and safe Labor Day celebration that includes memories that you want to remember.
If your vacation plans bring you to Denver, or anywhere in Colorado, or the country, then state parks may be a great alternative to national parks. Every state has their own parks that uphold state laws, so if marijuana is legal in your state, then it’s legal in the state parks too unless it’s a park rule like no glass bottles. And the choices of scenery, location, and recreation options are usually almost limitless. In Colorado there are 42 state parks, with facilities in just about every nook and cranny of the state. There is probably a state park within about an hour of where you are now, even if you don’t know it. Many state parks are fairly unknown places, making the crowds much smaller than at more highly publicized places and making it much easier to rent a cabin, yurt, or campsite to enjoy your stash. Remember though to always check individual park rules and always be private, discreet, and polite when enjoying your weed – it’s only right.
Finding dispensaries, even good cheap dispensaries is pretty easy in Colorado, but that isn’t always the case when it comes to 420 friendly lodging. Many national hotel chains still feel they must abide by federal law completely and refuse to allow 420 friendly advertising; but some do still make pot users feel right at home by providing accommodations like outdoor smoking areas to make up for the fact that marijuana smoking of any kind is not allowed in the guest rooms. If that sounds a little too iffy, then there are pot friendly hotels and bed and breakfasts too. 420 friendly hotel rooms often come with, or have access to, bongs and vaporizers to add to your awesome Colorado marijuana experience. If a little more homelike and cozy is what you want, then maybe the weed friendly bed and breakfast is for you. These are just like “regular” B&B’s with one huge difference, weed! Not only is its use encouraged, it is socially acceptable too. These weed-centric B&B’s are usually within walking distance or so from at least one dispensary with great dispensary deals, and generally really nice places to just kick back and chill.
Private property, like the kind owned by people you know, can be one of the best places to spend any holiday weekend. Parking is usually free, the rooms are cheap, the roommates may be weird – but they’re usually related to you. Oh, and there are usually plenty of great cheap dispensaries nearby where you can buy all the great cannabis products you need to have the best holiday weekend ever. Edibles, wax, shatter, butter or dabs. Whatever you call it; flower, bud, chronic or dank. Friends and relatives’ homes or vacation property can make for the best 420 friendly vacation destinations. Easy to book, 420 friendly, and best of all, cheap. Your next Cannabis friendly vacation, think of your friends and family when you think of affordable and pot friendly places to stay and save your cash for great deals on $100 ounces and so much more.