Looking to elevate your appreciation for cannabis and try something new? Here are the top 7 most interesting 420-friendly events and activities the United States has to offer.
1. Puff and Paint - Everywhere
Puff and Paint classes are becoming a standard in just about every city and state with legal marijuana. Each one is hosted by a unique artist and encourages participants to use cannabis to boost their creativity and have fun alone or with friends. A typical puff and paint class is an hour or longer session that involves using cannabis and making your own masterpiece. So put your brush on some canvas, spark a bowl, and make something creative and beautiful.
2. Glowing Goddess Getaways - Various Locations
Glowing Goddess offers a unique experience for women. They offer cannabis-friendly retreats that meet up all over the country and encourage sisterhood and freedom. They operate as a social club and require a minimal $4.20 registration fee which allows you to join in on their whole suite of cannabis-friendly activities, such as camping, yoga, and smoke sessions in some of the most beautiful places the country has to offer.
3. International Church of Cannabis - Denver, CO
If you’re looking for a spiritual experience in one of the most colorful buildings in the country, check out the International Church of Cannabis in Denver. You can stop in and partake in cannabis legally in a social setting, as cannabis is this church’s sacred sacrament. Members are known as Elevationists and use cannabis to reveal their best version of self, discover a creative voice, and enrich their community with the fruits of that creativity. You don’t have to convert, either. It claims no divine law, no unquestionable doctrine, and no authoritarian structure.
4. Bud & Breakfast - Various Locations
If you’re heading to a cannabis-friendly state anytime soon, be sure to check out a bud and breakfast. They operate much like traditional bed and breakfasts and can be found in most legal states. Each one allows their guests to use complimentary cannabis during their stay on the property. They range from full-sized cottages in extremely scenic locations to private rooms. Regardless of the type of vibe you’re aiming for, you’ll be able to find it at a Bud & Breakfast.
5. National Cannabis Festival - Washington, D.C.
The National Cannabis Festival takes place every year in Washington, DC, and is a delight for 420-friendly tourists and residents alike. There's so much to check out, including local exhibitors, massive amounts of munchies, a huge concert featuring some of the biggest names in the world, and plenty of other attractions to keep you busy throughout the event. Home growers can even enter for their chance to win best in show for their homegrown cannabis. With so much to see and do, it's no wonder why thousands of people show up for the event every year.
6. The Emerald Cup - Santa Ana, CA
The Emerald Cup is a two-day event held every year around December in California. Before the cannabis cup came around, Emerald Cup was the only cannabis event in the United States for 7 years. Since then, it’s become a must-attend event for all cannabis lovers from all over the world. There’s always a music festival and plenty of opportunities to shop a selection of the world's finest cannabis.
7. Cannabis Cup - Various locations
The Cannabis Cup is the world’s largest celebration of cannabis. Here the best of the best from around the world come to compete with their cannabis products in various categories for supremacy in potency, consistency, and effects. People are allowed to partake at the event, and typically there’s live music, too, so it’s a lot more than a trade show — it's an experience!
Overall, as cannabis legalization makes pushes across the United States, there are all sorts of exciting new activities and tourist opportunities to participate in. So be sure to take some time this year to enjoy the social scene of our rapidly unfurling recreational scene here in DC, and get your head right at Flower Ave.