Pot tourism and the impact of cannabis Airbnb rentals, restaurants, food delivery services, sweets, and the hospitality industry. We dive into the green rush and how to make some green backs on the back of the green rush.
People Love CannabisAs the world continues to embrace cannabis, the impact of this plant is being felt across various industries, including tourism and hospitality. I’ve personally explored the effects that cannabis has on tourism in my Vancouver Airbnb rentals. I learn about where our cannabis tourists dine out, which food delivery services they prefer. Moreover which sugary sweets they buy when they get the munchies. Here’s what I’ve learned:
The Impact of Cannabis on TourismIn recent years, cannabis tourism has become increasingly popular, with more and more people traveling to destinations like Vancouver where cannabis is legal. This trend has created new opportunities for the Canadian tourism industry, from cannabis-themed events and tours to increased demand for cannabis-friendly accommodations.
The Impact of Cannabis on Airbnb RentalsAirbnb rentals have also been impacted by the rise of cannabis, with more and more guests looking for cannabis-friendly accommodations. Hotels are beginning to offer cannabis amenities, such as smoking lounges and in-room vaporizers. While some hosts have embraced this trend, others have faced legal and regulatory challenges in jurisdictions where cannabis is still illegal.
- Increased demand for cannabis-friendly Airbnb rentals
- More hosts allowing cannabis use on their properties
- Legal and regulatory challenges in some jurisdictions
The Impact of Cannabis on Restaurants and Food DeliveryRestaurants have also been impacted by the cannabis craze, with more diners looking for cannabis-infused foods and drinks. Some restaurants have responded by offering cannabis-inspired menus, but others have faced challenges due to regulations around cannabis consumption in public spaces.
- More demand for cannabis-infused foods and drinks
- Innovative restaurants offering cannabis-inspired menus with late night delivery services
- Regulatory challenges in jurisdictions like the Europe, the USA and Canada
The Impact of Cannabis on Sugary SweetsSugary sweets have also been impacted by the rise of cannabis, with more consumers looking to satisfy their munchies. This trend has created new opportunities for companies to offer sweets that really satisfy like small batch, high quality iced cream. Chocolate is also being customized those late night cravings while stoned on the couch on a heavy indica strain.
Cannabis Tourism DestinationsThe top destinations for cannabis tourism, including Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Bangkok and Denver. The attractions and experiences that make these destinations must-visit locations for cannabis enthusiasts
The Good That Came Out of Cannabis TourismCannabis tourism has also brought some positive changes, including increased tax revenue for governments in legal cannabis jurisdictions, job creation and economic growth in the tourism and hospitality industries, and opportunities for community development and social equity. In Colorado, for example, the cannabis industry contributed over $2 billion to the state’s economy in 2020. Additionally, the legalization of cannabis has provided opportunities for entrepreneurs and small businesses to thrive.
Increased Tourism in Regions That Have Legalized CannabisRise of “bud and breakfast” accommodations, where cannabis products are included in the stay. Increased demand for cannabis tours and experiences, such as cannabis cooking classes, wine and weed tours, and dispensary tours. Increase in tourism in regions where cannabis is not legal, as traveler’s seek out the illicit market.
Popular Cannabis Tourism DestinationsFor those looking to indulge in legal cannabis products while traveling, there are many destinations to choose from. The following are 10 examples of cities that offer cannabis tourism: Amsterdam, Netherlands Vancouver, Canada Denver, Colorado Portland, Oregon Seattle, Washington Toronto, Canada Barcelona, Spain Las Vegas, Nevada San Francisco, California Bangkok, Thailand
The Potential Challenges and Opportunities of Cannabis LegalizationCannabis legalization has brought about a range of challenges and opportunities for the hospitality industry. On the one hand, businesses are faced with navigating a new legal landscape, ensuring compliance with regulations and managing the risks associated with serving cannabis products. On the other hand, the industry also has the potential to tap into a new market of cannabis consumers, and create innovative cannabis-infused food and drink offerings. As marihuana tourism continues to grow, businesses that can effectively navigate the challenges and capitalize on the opportunities presented by legalization stand to benefit greatly.
Final Thoughts about Buds and TourismThe impact of cannabis on tourism, airbnb rentals, restaurants, food delivery, sugary snacks, and the hospitality industry has been significant. Cannabis legalization has opened up new opportunities and markets, but also presented challenges and risks that must be managed effectively. As more countries and states continue to legalize cannabis, the industry must adapt and innovate to meet the changing needs and expectations of consumers. Whether it’s exploring new destinations for marijuana tourism or creating unique cannabis-infused menu items, the future of cannabis and the hospitality industry is sure to be an exciting and ever-evolving landscape. P.S. Want to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in the cannabis industry? Sign up for our newsletter today!
Mr. BC Seeds
Mr. BC Seeds is an over educated old school hippy who has been involved in the cannabis industry since the 1970's. He is one of the most experienced marijuana breeders in Canada if not the entire world. He was the first to use the most advanced breeding techniques in 2008 to create 42 of the world's strongest cannabis strains. He has been writing in-depth articles about cannabis in Canada for decades and looks forward to continue bringing you cutting edge cannabis strains for the decades to come. Mr. BC Seeds uses a "pen name" because he still travels the world collecting cannabis strains and continues researching cannabis in laboratories of non-legalized countries.