As summer approaches, the public is eager to start traveling again — but licensed cannabis tourism remains in limbo in Colorado, as Denver and other local governments reassess their social pot consumption laws. Meanwhile, other areas are jumping ahead.
According to Brian Applegarth, founder of the Cannabis Travel Association International, cities in California and Europe are currently leading the cannabis hospitality movement. But their lead isn’t insurmountable, he says, explaining that other cities could catch up as their tourism industries accept that pot use isn’t going away. As this comes closer to fruition, the CTAI is launching a chapter system, with Denver on the short list.
We caught up with Applegarth to learn more about the CTAI’s plans and the future of cannabis travel.