Welcome to Denver, the Mile High City and the cradle of marijuana legalization in the USA. Get out there and explore the weedscape. If you’ve never hot boxed a limo bus with 10+ strangers before, this is your chance.
You’re bound to have some truly unique moments on a 420 cannabis tour. This post is locally sponsored by My 420 Tours:
You’ll get passed joints from both directions
As the 420 tour bus starts rolling, all guests are invited to take out their personal stash and light it up. Guests are also encouraged to share with others and try something new. Standard smoke circle etiquette applies — puff, puff, pass to the left. Clockwise, my friends.
However, the rotation often gets jumbled once multiple pre-rolled or hand-rolled joints are in circulation. It’s not uncommon to find yourself at the crossroads of the hot box, with offerings being passed to you from both sides. Take both. Smoke both. At the same time if you want. Or just pass. Do you.
You’ll toke with a grandma from Texas
420 Tours attract people from all walks of life. It’s impossible to generalize about who you’ll meet on board. Passengers range from 21st birthday revelers from Utah to a senior couple from Texas celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.
Cannabis is the most social plant on the planet. It’s the great equalizer. Sit back and admire the diversity of the group sharing this experience. You’ll see all skin tones and hear all kinds of accents. Branch out and make a new friend — that’s what travel is about.
You get plant sex ed
Once you’re in the grow facility, take a trip down junior high memory lane with a sex education crash course. Your cannabis tour guide will break down the reproductive ins and outs of cannabis cultivation. Find out why the grow facility is a girls-only zone and what would happen if male plants were to invade it.
Learn how to identify a female plant versus a male plant. How do they keep it a female only zone.
You’ll discover what terpenes are
What gives different strains of weed their subtle differences in aroma and effect? The answer is terpenes — the natural essential oils that occur in cannabis and many other botanicals. A 420 tour is the perfect place to follow your nose to a new favorite strain and find out which terpenes appeal to you.
You’ll help other travelers celebrate a big day
Another fun one is retirement kickoff after decades of being drug tested as government officials, pilots, military, law enforcement, truck drivers, health professionals, etc. Now it’s finally time to cut loose. It’s their party and they’ll get high if they want to.
You’ll compare dispensaries to big-name retailers
A 420 Tour always includes a stop at a premier Denver pot shop. Tours visit the whole spectrum of dispensaries, from local “mom and pop” shops and artisanal boutiques to the largest of corporate chains.
Tour guides will prep you for each retail experience with an analogy to familiar retailers. Depending on which tour you’re on, you’ll see inside the “Apple store of cannabis,” with its chic tablet displays, or the “Ikea of weed” where shoppers pass through the entire maze of merch before exiting the store.
You’ll try all-new forms of weed
Before each dispensary stop, the tour guides will hand out a special menu of discounted packages for guests only. These bundled deals are designed to encourage you to try something new. You’re likely to find an edibles pack, a flower (bud) pack, and a vaporizer pack to get you started on vaping cartridges of oil.
For many, vape pens are the first step into the wonderous smoke-free world of concentrates. From there, expand your horizons by dabbing for the first time and exploring the terpene-rich properties of live resin.
You’ll lose track of space and time
After spending long enough on the 420 bus, you’ll realize that The Magic School Bus wasn’t a fictional cartoon after all. It’s real, and you’re on it. Ms. Frizzle is standing right there, dressed as a tour guide and dropping pearls of cannabis knowledge all over the place.
Speaking of place, where exactly are we? Is this bus still in Denver? What time is it? As the THC kicks in, your sense of orientation may get a little hazy. Let it. You’re on vacation, you’re in Denver, and you’re getting the full Mile High experience.
You’ll hear personalized restaurant recommendations
On the final leg of the tour, the munchies start to kick in. There’s a snack for that. The tour guides have you covered as far as Denver restaurant recommendations go. The team at My 420 Tours is a pack of hungry locals who know all the hot spots. They’ll even customize recommendations based on your location and tastes. Craving tacos? Orale pues. Feeling sushi? Learn to roll it. Looking for the best ice cream? You got it, Little Man.
You’ll get adopted into the 420 Family
Maybe you’re lucky enough to have 420-friendly parents. Maybe you’re even luckier and your mom or dad is here on the weed tour with you. If not, that’s okay. At the end of the ride, you’ll learn that you’ve been adopted into the 420 Family.
The perks are many. No awkward family photos required, plus you can come back for special deals and discounts on your next experience. You can also pass on your newfound knowledge and advice to the next generation of our ever-growing clan.