I just filed a Reno-Tahoe cannabis travel report. One of the interesting lodging options is a bed, bud and breakfast in South Lake Tahoe that gives its guests cannabis.
It’s legal to gift cannabis in California. You don’t need a doctor’s note and don’t need to be a California resident to receive up to an ounce of pot from another adult without money changing hands.
International tourists and Americans from 49 other states can legally enjoy California cannabis — four months before full-on legalization permits them to actually purchase it from stores that will be licensed beginning in January 2018.
You’ll find many cannabis-friendly lodgings on websites like Airbnb.com and BudAndBreakfast.com whose hosts let you smoke pot either inside or outside.
But there’s only about a dozen online listings in California for private lodging whose hosts provide cannabis — whether you’re an authorized California medical cannabis patient, an insurance actuary from Cleveland who’s never smoked or a touring Eurotrash DJ who can’t be bothered to score weed in every new city.
How many alternative rentals in California gift their guests greenbud? Here’s what I’ve found so far.
Arizona’s American Green purchases Southern California ghost town for $5 million, intends to develop a cannabis tourism destination in the Mojave Desert.
BY ED MURRIETA
A publicly traded cannabis company has purchased an Old West ghost town in Southern California for $5 million and plans to turn the historic Mojave Desert hamlet into a cannabis tourism destination and cannabis production hub that taps the 80-acre town’s ancient underground lake and modern solar power.
Nipton, located 10 miles off the main highway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, is a 112-year-old former mining town of approximately 20 residents in unincorporated San Bernardino County, about 3 hours east of Los Angeles and 1 hour south Las Vegas, a mile and a half from the California-Nevada border.
The buyer, American Green Inc. of Phoenix, hopes to develop what it’s likening to Disney on cannabis — the Epcot Center of Pot — offering cannabis-friendly tourist attractions, manufacturing and retail outposts, culinary events, bed-and-breakfast lodging, RV camping, artist-in-residence programs and mineral baths spiked with therapeutic cannabis.
Stephen Shearin, general manager of American Green’s Nipton project, expects to host Nipton’s first cannabis tourists in November.