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Arthur Frommer: For No Real Reason, Feds Attack the Legality of Cannabis Tourism

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 01/12/2018, 1:00 AM

  Because the current U.S. Attorney General is a fierce opponent of marijuana, we can expect a massive legal attack against travel to the states—mainly California and Colorado—that have recently legalized its use. What is startling about this prospect is that the alleged dangers of smoking marijuana have been denied by every respectable study.   The key examination of marijuana was cond...

Want a Cannabis Vacation? Now There's a Whole Town for That

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/03/2018, 12:00 AM

One day after California, America's most populous state, made recreational cannabis consumption legal, the Los Angeles Times reported on an entire town where getting stoned is the whole point of the joint.  It's called Nipton—as in Nipton in the bud. The village was purchased last September by American Green, a publicly traded, Arizona-based cannabis company. Nipton is a speck of a century-old mi...

A Major Battle is About to Erupt Over Marijuana Tourism

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 09/15/2017, 6:00 PM

Last year, California, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts joined five other states in legalizing the recreational use and sale of marijuana.    The action taken by California is especially significant. With its huge population, greater than that of several other large states combined, California will create the foundation for a giant industry of marijuana tourism, causing millions of travelers...

Legal Marijuana Has Come to Las Vegas

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/03/2017, 12:00 AM

Pot has joined Sin City's list of legal vices. What do you need to know before you toke?...

Forthcoming Decisions by Trump May Have a Major, and Not Always Favorable, Impact on the U.S. Travel Industry

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 01/08/2017, 12:00 AM

Your right to travel has always been intertwined with political affairs, and this moment in American history poses more questions about the future of travel than most....

Three Major Issues in Travel—Airbnb’s Right to Operate, the Continuation of “Marijuana Tourism,” and Travel to Cuba—Remain Unresolved as We Enter the New Year

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 12/09/2016, 12:00 AM

Before we head into the new year, Arthur Frommer considers some of 2016's unfinished business....

Have Joint, Will Travel....And Travel...And Travel

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/10/2016, 11:00 PM

Though the election was a buzz kill for many, there was a silver lining for some: a growing haze of pot smoke. California, Nevada, Massachusetts and Maine all legalized recreational marijuana, which led industry magazine Travel Weekly to wonder if this is now the golden age of "cannabis tourism"? As the magazine noted, both Colorado and Washington State, which legalized bud several yea...

The Airbnb of Cannabis Tourism

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 11/01/2016, 4:00 AM

The growing field of cannabis tourism now has its answer to Airbnb.  It's called Bud and Breakfast, and it lets users search a worldwide network of pot-friendly hostels, private homes, and hotels.  The Colorado-based startup currently has about 100,000 registered users and more than 500 listings in about a dozen countries. There are options for everything from dorm rooms to luxurious e...

Only 12% of Visitors in Colorado Use Marijuana, Says State Tourism Office

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/22/2016, 4:00 AM

As our own Arthur Frommer pointed out recently, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado has increased the number of visits to the state—but not by as much as you might think, according to the Colorado Tourism Office. At a conference this week, state officials announced the results of a survey conducted by a market research company that found just 12% of visitors reported s...

Here are Four Important Travel Questions and the Answers to Them Supplied by Noted Travel Writers

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 09/20/2016, 6:00 PM

In Iceland, the rush is on      Why is Iceland booming? (Booming, that is, in incoming tourism.) Though the figures aren't official, estimates of the growth in its visitors this year are well over 100%. Why?          According to a commentator in an important travel trade magazine, it's partly because new Icelandair flights there have been added from Chicago, and Chicagoans ar...

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