Marijuana legalization measures in both Colorado and Washington state to create tourism. Marijuana possession in small amounts OK for all adults over 21 — not just state residents but visitors, too. Tourists may now want to to pack their vaperizers (e.g., Volcano Vaporizer) along with their bags. As long as out-of-state tourists purchase and use the drug while in Colorado or Washington, they wouldn’t violate the marijuana measures.
“Some folks might come to Colorado to enjoy some marijuana as will be their right. So what?” said Betty Aldworth, advocacy director for the Colorado marijuana campaign.
Washington state already sees a version of marijuana tourism. Every summer on the shores of the Puget Sound, Seattle is host to “Hempfest,” which according to organizers attracted around 250,000 people over three days this year. For those three days, people are largely left alone to smoke publicly at a local park, even as police stand by.