A weed getaway is more complicated than it sounds. While you may live in a legal state, the drug’s status of your destination matters. Marijuana is also federally illegal, meaning that transporting it across states lines is prohibited, even where it’s legal. Here’s where cannabis vacation rentals come in.
Marijuana-vacation rentals are a niche business, yet one that’s been slowly on the rise. While there are some locations that simply allow you to rent the place in your (legal) state and smoke your own pot without worrying about your neighbors or your sheets, there are others that take creative routes to make guests feel welcome and meet the expectations of a tru weed getaway, including providing the weed.
Websites like BudandBreakfast.com are facilitating these transactions, connecting guests with hosts who allow marijuana use on their properties. While having a much smaller pool of locations than websites like Airbnb, these services are in demand and are finding more and more customers.
CNBC spoke with various hosts that provide these services, who provided a breakdown of their establishments and what makes their rentals stand out from the rest.
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“I’ve really just tried to give people what they’re used to, just with the added element of cannabis,” said Nicole Butler, who rents a cannabis bed and breakfast. With a price point that starts at $420 per night, Butler provides her guests with a fully stocked cannabis bar and activities like yoga, CBD massages, and more.
“I think the pandemic made people really appreciate experiences, self-care, and just doing things that make them feel good,” she said.
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Similar listings provide people a place where they can comfortably smoke cannabis, whether it’s BYOB or provided in the location. Listings also provide guests with important information on local dispensaries and cannabis events going on in the area, all in the hopes of getting people excited to smoke some weed on their vacation.
While cannabis tourism remains a niche activity and something that demands significant research ahead of time, more and more people are growing interested in the idea, looking for ways of monetizing it, and providing customers with a good experience.
As more states legalize recreational marijuana, more weed rental locations will pop up, especially those that merge wellness and that healthy slant that many cannabis users are searching for.