For cannabis consumers, traveling can have some drawbacks when the time comes to consume.
As savvy as the cannabis crowd can be, finding a safe place to consume can be challenging when you are away from home.
Edibles can be a convenient and discreet way to consume cannabis on the go, but smoking, dabbing, and vaping can be a bit more difficult.
And even if you book a smoking room in a hotel or motel, company policy or state law may still prohibit onsite cannabis consumption.
Looking at you, Las Vegas.
But the owner of one Colorado hotel is stepping forward and letting visitors know that cannabis consumption will be allowed on the premises.
This week, The 420 Hotels Inc. announced that it had obtained a provisional license from the City of Denver to open and operate a cannabis consumption lounge.
According to a press release, the owner of the historic Patterson Inn is converting the property’s carriage house into the nation’s first licensed in-hotel cannabis lounge.
Located in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, the Patterson Inn is a century-old landmark from the Victorian era.
“The 420 Hotels sees cannabis hospitality as the most unique and exciting amenity in the hotel industry today,” says The 420 Hotels Inc Founder Chris Chiari. “We are excited to be the first cannabis lounge to be licensed as an amenity to overnight hospitality and to provide a welcoming space for legal cannabis consumption.”
The company says Denver has turned into a popular cannabis tourist destination in the past several years.
But while there are plenty of shops in the neighborhood where people can purchase cannabis, there is a lack of places to consume it because of a citywide ban on public consumption.
Chiari says The 420 Hotels is changing things by building a cannabis consumption space into the Patterson Inn property.
The 420 Hotels expects to complete its updates to the carriage house, which will adhere to Colorado commercial cannabis consumption space law, by the end of 2022.
“We look forward to welcoming the canna-curious,” says Chiari. “As well as the informed consumers looking for a space that doesn’t require sneaking around and allows for the open and responsible use of cannabis in a social environment.”