(Last Updated On: June 21, 2015)

Weed tourism isn’t new.

But despite what many might think, travelling to experience weed culture is far more than just smoking weed and listening to stoner music. It’s also about getting to know the people who are part of the culture—the ones who help shape it and make it grow. What makes their weed and weed culture so special? Why should someone travel far and wide to experience it? How do you even plan a trip like this?

Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall

So in the spirit of weed tourism, we’ve got some tips to help you plan and execute a fulfilling, legal weed-vacay in Colorado. Because Colorado was the first state to legalize recreational marijuana, it’s only right that you go there and experience the hype—especially since the industry is growing by the day and it doesn’t show signs of stopping. Last year the legal marijuana industry was valued at a whopping $700 million and it’s expected to grow to $1 billion by 2016! Colorado is home to a diverse, yet interconnected community, meaning that no matter what your cultural tastes are, they’re bound to make your vacation worthwhile. Here are a 6 steps to planning your weed trip to Colorado.

Written by Kevin Parker