#Colorado: First #Cannabis Friendly Hotel

A Colorado hotel is offering cannabis-friendly accommodation, providing guests marijuana with breakfast, smoking equipment and “healing” cannabis-infused massages.

Marijuana enthusiasts will feel at home at one of Colorado’s two cannabis-friendly Bud+Breakfast guesthouses, where the catchphrase is: “We’ll keep the bowl burning for you”.

Guests at both properties, including a six-bedroom house in the a small ski town of Silverthorne, and a four-bedroom historic Victorian home in the town of Adagio in Denver, are offered “Wake & Bake breakfast sessions” which include either a cup of coffee or what management describes as the “uplifting” Sativa strain of cannabis, said to increase energy levels.

All meals at the hotels have been designed to cater for patrons with “a serious case of the munchies”, according to Lisa Schneider, the wife of 55-year-old Joel Schneider, a former securities attorney from New York who launched Bud+Breakfast. The couple moved to Colorado, which last year became the first US state to legalise the sale of recreational cannabis, and where the possession and use of marijuana is legal, to pursue careers in the cannabis industry.

The back garden area at the Adagio property (photo: budandbfast.com)

“Happy hour today is pigs in a blanket and barbecue chicken pizza. We don’t serve hard alcohol. We find most people who smoke aren’t big drinkers. They’ll have a glass of wine or beer, but they’re not big drinkers,” she added.

The Adagio hotel – where rooms and suites cost from $179 to $399 per night including “all meals, bottomless mimosas and a plethora of smoking devices including bongs and vaporizers” – claims it does not provide any cannabis products to guests but considers itself “an educational resource” with a “knowledgeable staff” offering information and counselling to any guests asking about cannabis or methods of consumption.

“Upon request, we are able to provide the necessary paraphernalia to allow our guests to try their product without having to purchase additional equipment”, the hotel’s website says.

Referencing the “420 culture” of smoking joints both at 4.20pm and 4.20am, both hotels offer a “4:20 Happy Hour” where guests are free to sample various strains of cannabis along with a selection of beers, wines, and hors d’oeuvres in the hotel’s communal areas. According to Bud+Breakfast’s website, the cannabis strains are provided to “help you achieve a perfect head space” whether guests are hoping to relax after a day spent outdoors or are in need of “a second wind before a night out”.

Guests are free to “smoke, vaporize, or ingest whatever recreational cannabis products you desire” only in the communal areas, as the activity is aimed at encouraging socialising among patrons.

Guests are free to smoke cannabis only in the communal areas of Bud+Breakfast (photo: budandbfast.com)

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