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Would You Stay At A ‘420 Friendly’ Bed And Breakfast?

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Lodging Geared Towards Medical Marijuana Patients Could Be A Big Industry

If you are a medical marijuana patient and you have ever traveled, then you know how lame it is to stay at a hotel where you have to hide what you are doing. As my friend told me today, ‘there’s not many things more ridiculous than being 50 years old, having to put a towel at the bottom of your door, and hope no one can smell what you are smoking.’ I couldn’t agree more, although I’m not 50 years old yet. Every trip that Ninjasmoker and I have ever gone on for TWB ended up with us in the same scenario described above.

I don’t know about other medical marijuana patients out there, but I travel with my medical marijuana, even to states that don’t allow it. I know the consequences of such actions but I look at it as my tendinitis doesn’t stop hurting just because I crossed state lines. This of course poses problems because smoking marijuana in a non-medical marijuana state comes with added risks compared to mmj states. In the states that have reciprocal agreements with Oregon, I still can’t smoke freely in a hotel room because of their policies and whatnot. But I’m a ninja, and if I have to go covert to consume medicine out of state, I’d rather do that then not consume marijuana at all.

I have always dreamed of a day where there were places that catered to traveling medical marijuana patients. A large scale hotel would be great, but I always envisioned a bed and breakfast sized establishment. Oddly enough, the same friend that I was talking about at the beginning of this article had the same vision. And unlike me, he’s actually thinking about doing it. He has an amazing place in the country. There are 14 vineyards within 20 minutes of where he lives outside of Eugene, Oregon.

He wants to have a different them for each room, such as the ‘bong room’, the ‘hookah’ room, and so on. There will be an ‘honor bud bar’ where you can use the marijuana and it will be added to your bill like it would with a hotel fridge. In Oregon, a grower can be reimbursed for their costs of growing the medical marijuana, so the owner would also have to be the grower, but that’s still a large customer base. Especially in Oregon, where we don’t require residency to be enrolled in the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. People from Idaho to Wisconsin that are enrolled in the OMMP could come to Oregon to see the sites and stay at such a place.

My friend wants to call it a ‘bud and breakfast.’ I think that has a ring to it. There are a lot of events coming up in Eugene, such as the Global Marijuana March on May 5th and beyond. I know if I was in town, I would love to go to a place like that instead of a hotel, where I have to make a ‘sploof’ to blow the smoke through for fear of an overzealous staff member. Plus, I would like my dollars to go to nice people that believe in compassion, rather than a corporate ran hotel that likely has questionable cleaning standards. What do you think TWB readers? Would you stay at a place like that? Are there already places like that in your area? Let me know, I’d like to frequent those joints (pun intended).


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  1. Great idea! I’ve worked in the hotel industry for about 10 years now. One thing that people would stay for is 420 friendly, free breakfast, free wifi, pool and spa. I think one thing to change as far as bedding goes is the bedspreads; in most hotels in the USA bedspreads are only washed when they are visabily dirty or stained. This is mostly due to costs, it would take a long time and a lot of energy to wash bedspreads as often as sheets. One thing that could be done especially in mild climates is to make bedspreads available upon request. This is greener, cheaper, and personally I always take the bedspread off the bed anyways.

  2. MARIJUANA TOURISM ,,,This will be BIG, in Oregon it could HUGE due to the fact that it is only state I’m aware of where you don’t have to be a resident to qualify for a “Recommendation”. Imagine for a second, say you fly in from some state like say ,,,Oklahoma, your picked up at the airport by a Bud&Breakfast van and whisked away to a waiting Doctor to fill out the paper work for the pre-qualified patients, all legal under Oregon law. From there it’s a short and beautiful ride to the B&B, upon checking in you find a Welcome Basket in your room (I wouldn’t get to crazy with the rooms, just warm, relaxing, nice views, HD TV’s, good sounds, comfortable beds) with complementary samples of a couple of different strains along with the traditional fruit, nuts, munchies of all kinds. I would keep the Hookah and Bong themed stuff in the public areas, say a lounge or a bar,,You could smoke anywhere in or about the B&B but the restaurant. Every morning you start the day with gourmet coffee and an 1/8th of the “Strain of Day”… the Wake and Bake Special, maybe a SmokeOut in the Bong Lounge in the evening, of course ALL Medical Cannabis will be Complimentary ( that means figured into the price of the room) .. this place won’t be cheep, say $250 a day. Then you could offer stuff like, learn to trim or answer questions about growing. I think most smokers in non-MM states have never seen a full grown plant, smelled that wonderful smell, got there hands all sticky. You could have a small indoor and outdoor grows just to show who they differ. Maybe have representatives of different groups like NORML, ASA, The Silver Tour stop in to talk to your guests about what they can do when they go back to there state to help end Marijuana Prohibition. This idea could turn Amsterdam into a ghost town .. ! oops, I may have got a little carried away there, LOL

  3. Santa Cruz had a B&B that smoking medical marijuana was not a problem. It was called the Compassion Flower Inn. Unfortunately, the owners moved to Hawaii. 
    There are a few B&B’s in the Santa Cruz Mts with acreage so smoking wouldn’t be an issue. Unfortunately, California Law does ban the smoking inside most hotels, motels and B&B’s.

  4. Wendylynnb420 on

    Please DO I live in Maine & know a lot of people out this way would love a place like that…

  5. Charleswynott on

    yea I am in the hospitality industry and have thought about a 420 welcome center inn for Maine and New England tourist and guest.

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