Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Trending News

My 420 Tours Puts New Spin On 'Rocky Mountain High'

Travelers Today       By    Antranig Dereyan

Updated: Apr 01, 2013 11:18 AM EDT

Text Size: A A A

marijuana
Just because marijuana is now legal in Colorado, that doesn’t mean it’s allowed on a plane. It is illegal to bring pot onto a plane, so Colorado Springs airport is installing amnesty boxes for those who may not realize it before they get into trouble.(Photo : Reuters)

If you want that "Rocky Mountain High" experience, then the Denver-based  My 420 Tours can more than happily help out.

Thanks to the state's recent passage of Amendment 64, which legalizes recreational ganja possession and use of up to one ounce for anyone 21 and older, the tour group's website states, " [My 420 Tours] gives you the opportunity to fly to Colorado over the April 20th cannabis holiday week and experience legal marijuana on a guided tour of events, sold out concerts, seminars, cannabis friendly hotels, bus tours, cooking classes and so much more."  

Share This Story

However, even though airfare and hotel stays are extra, organizer Matt Brown told USA Today that he has already sold about 170 packages that range from $499 to $849 per person.

"There's been a lot of intrigue about what's going on here in Colorado, and we want to take the sexiness out of marijuana - to show that it's not a scary, dangerous thing here," said Brown, according to USA Today.

The big catch in all of this is that the tour company won't be providing pot to customers. Instead, it "will help clients gain access to events - such as the High Times Cannabis Cup - where marijuana is likely to be shared freely and, they contend, legally," notes the Denver Post.

"This is not about coming to Colorado to get wrecked and smoke as much pot as you can and be a degenerate stoner hippie," Brown told Denver Westword. "We've modeled World Cannabis Week as a cross between a wine tour of Napa Valley and the best concert or entertainment experience you can imagine."

Bringing in tourists will help stimulate the economy, but Al White, director of the Colorado Tourism Office, told the Denver Post "tourism leaders still think marijuana tourism could hurt Colorado's healthy, family-friendly image."

© 2015 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Travel Tips

Lima, Peru

A Travel Guide to Peru: Things to Know

Peru is a cultural hub filled with unique sights to see, amazing cuisine, a plethora of activities, and is definitely somewhere worth putting on your travel bucket list, but there are a few things to know before planning your trip.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

Goblin Shark, Alien of the Deep Found

Viral Video: Goblin Shark, Alien of the Deep Found In Australia, Are There More Out In Ocean?

Viral Video - Goblin Shark, Alien of the Deep. The latest discovery off the coast of Australia has given anyone more reasons not to venture into the deep blue sea. Ocean scientists have discovered an “Alien of the Deep.” What exactly is this new discovery and are there many more out there?

California Droughts To Increase With Human-Caused Global Warming, Says Stanford Study

California Drought Climate Change: California Droughts To Increase With Human-Caused Global Warming, Says Study

California Drought Climate Change – Climate change caused by humans will reportedly helped bring about the current bout of California drought, according to a Stanford University study released Monday.

Turkish Airlines jet skids off on runway in Nepal, passengers safe

Jet Skids Off Runway: Watch Passenger, Crew Survive As Turkish Airlines’ Lucky Escape At Nepal Runway

A Turkish Airlines Airbus A330 jet skids off runway, and everyone on board the plane survived as it landed through dense fog, Wednesday, around 7 a.m. at Nepal's lone international airport. After the jet skids off runway, 40 arriving and 40 departing flights at Kathmandu, Nepal, were forced to cancel because the immobile plane covered almost a section of the runway, according to authorities.

Chile Volcano 2015

Chile Volcano 2015 (VIDEO) Eruption Of Lava Sends Thousands To Evacuate

A Chile volcano erupted early Tuesday, causing a serious threat among local residents and leading them to evacuate the area as lava surged down the volcano’s slopes.

Lisbon

Dream of Summer: Lisbon Getaway

While it is still cold and snow falls, escape the depressing winter by planning your trip to Portugal. As it is a Mediterranean country the temperatures stay milder in winter. And while you may not necessarily think the high 50s is warm the humidity is well over 50%, so the temperature will feel much warmer. Also the sun is out to warm you.

Mood of India

Delhi Rape Victim Blamed For Her Attack, Convicted Rapist Says She Should 'Just Be Silent And Allow The Rape', Internet Outraged, India Bans Interview

Delhi Rape Victim – In a shocking new interview banned across India, one of the rapists convicted in the 2012 New Delhi bus rape case has spoken up. According to Mukesh Singh, the victim is to blame for her rape. His comments have caused outrage across the world, whereas Indian authorities claim the video interview had violated four statutes in their penal code.

Community Responds to LAPD Shooting

LAPD Shooting, Killing Of Homeless Man Caught On Video

The LAPD shooting and killing of a home man in downtown Los Angeles Sunday had reportedly been caught on video. According to authorities Sunday, the LAPD shooting occurred on skid row during a struggle over an officer's weapons.

Tokyo, Japan

Safety First: Some of the World’s Safest Cities

When considering traveling somewhere for any length of time, it is crucial to be aware of the level of safety in the place that you are going to. The Economist has recently come out with the 2015 safe cities index so that people will know where they can and cannot feel safe.

Pakistani Child Being Vaccinated

471 Pakistani Parents Arrested After Refusing To Have Their Kids Vaccinated Against Polio

Pakistani parents were arrested and hundreds of others are being sought by authorities after refusing proper polio vaccination for their kids.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2015 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics