Arizonans and other tourists are flooding into Colorado to enjoy the newly legalized marijuana industry.
Colorado is expected to become very similar to Amsterdam, where tourists from around the world visited to relax and enjoy consuming marijuana in a legalized environment. New Colorado-based businesses are already in operation that cater to tourists traveling to Colorado to experience the marijuana industry.
Most of the new tour companies provide marijuana-related tours for groups of travelers that want to see inside marijuana cultivation centers, dispensaries, and stay at marijuana-friendly hotels. Some tour companies provide specialty services such as marijuana cooking classes.
Colorado is very close to Arizona (about a two hour flight or six hour drive from Phoenix), making weekend trips to Colorado ideal. Most Arizonans tend to fly to Denver or drive to Cortez, Telluride, or Durango, which are the closest towns to Arizona with dispensaries.
Colorado visitors that are 21 or older can purchase up to a quarter ounce of marijuana, while adults with a Colorado ID may purchase up to an ounce. Marijuana can only be smoked on private property, such as in a home, but each town will be creating its own marijuana smoking ordinances.
View a list of Colorado dispensary locations here.