Pot friendly motels in Denver? The canna-tourists want to know

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Among the first questions to arise after the passage of Amendment 64 last November was: "Will Colorado become a destination for pot tourism?"

Given the rise of companies such as My 420 Tours, which created visitor packages in April for what was dubbed World Cannabis Week, the answer seems to be a rousing "yes." But plenty of confusion remains, as witnessed by an online conversation about finding a "weed-friendly motel."

The ongoing Yelp thread was kicked off by this query:

My wife of 36 years and I would like to visit the Mile High City in the next few weeks. Never been to Colorado but we are looking forward to it. I would like to find a weed friendly motel. And what about to prop 64? When can tourists purchase?
It didn't take long for someone to reply. After noting, "I think this is my new favorite thread of all time," the helpful poster wrote, "Prop 64 isn't imposed yet until January. Some of the decriminalization has taken effect but you can't just go purchase. You still need a medical card."

What follows is a debate about how easy it is to obtain a red card whether or not there's a medical necessity for it -- a conversation apt to spur plenty of I-told-you-so responses from longtime critics of the MMJ system.

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Red Rocks: Extremely weed friendly?
More entertaining, though, are suggestions about places to visit in the area, including this one....
See a concert at Red Rocks.........extremely weed friendly.
...and this one:
I don't know of any friendly hotels/motels, but go to Civic Center Park to buy somewhere around sunset or later. If you don't get offered stuff there within thirty seconds, you do not look like an old hippy. Hell, I look like a hipster and got offered 3 or 4 times on my walk through the park. Course, I don't know if cops are setting up shop there undercover, but...
Also included are assorted lodging recommendations. Here's one helpful tip:
Avoid E Colfax. Though W Colfax has some questionable hotels as well that buying Weed shouldn't be a problem either. Use Priceline and stay downtown.
Another Yelper wondered about the wisdom of the search in general:
okay. I pass no judgment on weed, but even if i'm traveling to smoke...why the heck would I stay in a hotel that allows smoking. That would be horrible.

every evening is perfect in Denver. Get your weed and go outdoors

and stay in a decent hotel without bed bugs, and routine bed check + do you need a hooker checks

sheesh

Still, the funniest post for our money is this one:
I would stay in Boulder. My toddler got quite the buzz just from walking through the parks there.
We're guessing this last testimonial won't show up in a Boulder Chamber of Commerce brochure anytime soon.

More from our Marijuana archive circa February: "Marijuana tourism isn't main reason to let out-of-staters buy pot, says task force member."

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22 comments
freeaire
freeaire

I have a number of properties in Breckenridge that are cannabis friendly and soon will have onsite gardens so people may learn about the plant and how to grow themselves.

I have almost all of March available for my 6 bedroom/4.5bath home in Breck.  The rate is 520/nite. 720-771-1202



InspectorCallahan
InspectorCallahan

Every hotel,  motel and Holiday Inn I have ever stayed at - was pot friendly as far as I was concerned....Even the non-smoking rooms.

Pam Stiffler
Pam Stiffler

Screw friendly: vape at every opportunity

Jack Quinn
Jack Quinn

I don't know any but it sure sounds like a fun business model.

Michael Stork C
Michael Stork C

Comfort Inn in Gunnison is NOT weed friendly! but the Alpiner Motel in Steamboat is...

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident

WRT smoke...try edibles, if you haven't, and if you haven't, don't wander too far from your room for a while (an hour or so.) Try baking by the pool the first time.

Angelica VonBeerstein
Angelica VonBeerstein

^ The VQ next to the football stadium still has smoking rooms! If you can get past the murder stains on the carpet....

Brian Myers
Brian Myers

All the hotels in Downtown denver are non -smoking. Sorry that means pot too.

Amber Dysart
Amber Dysart

They said it would have been fine if it was a designated "smoking room" lol

Erik Brack
Erik Brack

The rest of the state will need the money when Greeley is the capitol of Walmartia.

redsoxfan
redsoxfan

My friend just stayed in a smoke-free room but we still puffed no problem. Usually we just went outside as suggested. No muss no fuss! COLORADO RULES!

Teresa Briseno
Teresa Briseno

If u don't smoke weed now days pretty much go fuck yourself and leave us alone !

Aaron LeForce
Aaron LeForce

if you are worried about stinking up a motel room, use a vaporizer or smoke oil...the smell goes away much quicker. i have never had issues smoking in motels though, so i say smoke away. plus using airbnb.com (air bed and breakfast) rather than motels is a better idea...you can find herb friendly hosts.

Charlie Whiskey
Charlie Whiskey

Never had a problem blazing in any hotel I've stayed in.

Steve Holmberg
Steve Holmberg

We get hotels often, and will ONLY get rooms at friendly hotels. Take note hoteliers.

Lydia Cabrera
Lydia Cabrera

Stay in a nice place top floor open window smoke bowls not jeebers.

Tara Chavez
Tara Chavez

Definitely not at The Lodge in Blackhawk...huh, Amber

Blayne McMillan
Blayne McMillan

Marijuana doesn't tend to leave a trace in the manner that cigarettes do, so smoke away as long you don't leave incriminating evidence behind/get ratted on by people next door!

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