The Best Cannabis Tours In Denver
While most companies in cannabis-friendly cities across the country—with the exception of West Hollywood—are still trying to navigate the confusion surrounding social consumption regulations, one workaround is through hosting official tours and bespoke experiences. As the first metropolis to make marijuana legal for adult-use, Denver, Colorado, has one of the most extensive selections of organized outings compared to locales like Portland, Seattle and San Francisco. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or a canna-curious tourist, here are the six best tour operators to try in the Mile High City.
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A Cultivating Spirits dinner party tablescape.
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Cannabis culinary expert Philip Wolf pioneered the art of pairing the plant with food and wine, forming Cultivating Spirits in 2014. Specializing in a three-course dining experience and working with a rotating roster of Colorado top chefs, his goal is to celebrate smoking cannabis instead of infusing with it. Each course is served with a different strain complementary to each dish, while Wolf acts as a cannabis sommelier to take you through the tasting notes of both the flower and food. cultivatingspirits.com
Stay at the Kimpton Hotel Born for Cultivating Spirits
Seed & Smith
Behind the scenes at Seed & Smith.
A cannabis cultivator, concentrate manufacturer and retailer, Seed & Smith is dedicated to perfecting the craft of producing high-quality cannabis in Denver. With customer education and transparency its primary focus, the dispensary offers a 45-minute “Seed-to-Sale Tour,” which takes guests through the on-site grow facility, harvest room, extraction lab and packaging process, with plenty of photo-ops along the way. seedandsmith.com
Stay at The Source Hotel for Seed & Smith
My 420 Tours
My 420 Tours “Sushi & Joint Rolling”
Courtesy My 420 Tours
Founded in 2013, My 420 Tours is technically North America’s first legal marijuana tourism company. Offering cannabis-friendly transportation to and from Denver International Airport and local lodging options, the company is best known for curated cultural experiences including its “Sushi & Joint Rolling” class, “Haunted Hash” party bus outing and immersive experience at the Church of Cannabis. All clients are also privy to complete package deals, plus discounts at partner dispensaries. my420tours.com
Stay at The Maven for My 420 Tours
Puff, Pass & Paint
Canvas and cannabis.
Courtesy Puff, Pass & Paint
Landscape painter Heidi Keyes launched Puff, Pass & Paint in Denver in 2014 and has since expanded to offering cannabis-infused creative classes in 13 cities across the U.S. Held in private residences, budding artists are encouraged to BYOC (bring your own cannabis) to smoke, vape or eat while you follow step-by-step instructions to create your own mind-altered masterpiece. Each 120-minute session includes a teacher—Keyes herself hosts classes in Denver—and all of the art supplies you’ll need. Puff, Pass & Pottery, grow tours, hash-making classes, infused cooking classes, cannabis karaoke nights, and more are also offered through its parent company Colorado Cannabis Tours. cannabistours.com
Stay at the ART for Puff, Pass & Paint
Loopr is Denver’s only mobile smoking lounge.
As Denver’s only smoking lounge on wheels, locals and tourists alike can take a ride in luxury while legally consuming cannabis. The tricked out tour bus hops from hotspot to hotspot around downtown following its just-launched and “Green Line” route where riders can schedule pickups and drop-offs via its mobile app. Loopr also offers grow tours, special events for foodies, dispensary discounts, private rides and even a monthly punch pass. rideloopr.com
Stay at the The Ramble Hotel for Loopr
City Sessions Denver
Take a cannabis-infused sightseeing tour with City Sessions Denver.
Goldie Solodar starting giving private, high-minded tours for friends, family and visitors from around the globe in 2014. A year later, she hired her first employee at City Sessions Denver, which has grown into a go-to for immersive experiences in all areas of the industry. From sharing personal product picks and hosting behind-the-scenes grow tours to offering cannabis-friendly ski town shuttles and sightseeing adventures, City Sessions Denver creates custom itineraries for every level of cannabis connoisseur. It also publishes an annual City Sessions Guidebook and has an extensive inventory of vaporizing devices including PAX, Puffco and Volcano to rent while you’re in town. citysessionsdenver.com
Stay at The Crawford Hotel for City Sessions Denver
*Note: The hotel recommendations in this article are not affiliated in any way with tour operators and are non-smoking properties.
Schwazze Adds President of New Mexico Division Appoints Key Leaders from Former R. Greenleaf Ownership Group
DENVER , Feb. 9, 2022 /CNW/ – Super-regional, cannabis growth operator Schwazze, (OTCQX: SHWZ) ("Schwazze" or the "Company") announces the appointment of three key leaders to support the company's significant expansion in its New Mexico operations.
Steve Pear joins Schwazze as its New Mexico Division President. He comes from Vancouver -based Happy Gut Brands, Inc, where he recently served as CEO. Pear is a graduate of the University of Georgia , spending a significant portion of his career in the Southeast and Midwest working for Coca-Cola Enterprises before moving into national sales roles working for formidable beverage companies. At Coors and Miller-Coors, he served as Vice President, National Sales and later, moved onto Odwalla where he eventually became President, General Manager after working in both sales and operations. Following his time at Odwalla, Pear served as CEO for Cheribundi for over five years building a high-performance culture overseeing: sales, operations, marketing, supply chain, manufacturing, finance and human resources.
Two additional key leaders – Alex Falter-Hahn and Jacob White – have joined Schwazze's New Mexico operating team, transitioning from R. Greenleaf and Associates, LLC ("RGA").
Falter-Hahn joins Schwazze as Vice President, Operational Excellence. She is a proud New Mexican who has spent the last eight years working as the Chief Financial Officer of RGA. She has overseen financial development, human resources, compliance, and operations. Falter-Hahn is a graduate of the University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Management and has spent her career working for various accounting firms, while focusing on local business development.
White joins Schwazze as Vice President Cultivation and Product Development. He has called New Mexico home for the last 12 years while working in the New Mexican medical cannabis industry. White started his career in cannabis in 2009 on the retail side where he opened Albuquerque's first medical dispensary. In 2011, Jacob joined R. Greenleaf Organics focusing on cultivation, setting the standard for quality cannabis flower and obtaining the highest quarterly yields in the state.
"These three key additions to our New Mexico senior leadership team are critical to our expansion across Colorado borders. Pear, Falter-Hahn and White bring cross functional leadership to our New Mexico operations, and we are fortunate to have them on our team," said Nirup Krishnamurthy , Chief Operating Officer of Schwazze. "We are excited to be part of New Mexico's transition to the cannabis recreational market and to leverage our deep experience in the Colorado market to bring the best variety of quality products with great service to our customers in New Mexico ."
"I'm extremely excited to be joining Schwazze and leading the division in New Mexico . We have a solid foundation that we look to build upon in preparation for the adult use launch on April 1, 2022 ," said Steve Pear , President of Schwazze's New Mexico division.
R. Greenleaf is a licensed medical cannabis provider with ten dispensaries, four cultivation facilities – three operating and one in development – and one manufacturing location. The dispensaries are located in Albuquerque , Santa Fe , Roswell , Las Cruces , Grants and Las Vegas, New Mexico . Greenleaf's approximately 70,000 square feet of cultivation as well as 6,000 square feet of manufacturing space are located in Albuquerque. The State of New Mexico currently allows medical cannabis and has approved adult use recreational cannabis sales which by law begin no later than April 2022. The New Mexico market is expected to grow approximately 300% in the next 5 years. (1)
Schwazze (OTCQX: SHWZ) is building a premier vertically integrated regional cannabis company with assets in Colorado and New Mexico and will continue to take its operating system to other states where it can develop a differentiated regional leadership position. Schwazze is the parent company of a portfolio of leading cannabis businesses and brands spanning seed to sale. The Company is committed to unlocking the full potential of the cannabis plant to improve the human condition. Schwazze is anchored by a high-performance culture that combines customer-centric thinking and data science to test, measure, and drive decisions and outcomes. The Company's leadership team has deep expertise in retailing, wholesaling, and building consumer brands at Fortune 500 companies as well as in the cannabis sector. Schwazze is passionate about making a difference in our communities, promoting diversity and inclusion, and doing our part to incorporate climate-conscious best practices. Medicine Man Technologies, Inc. was Schwazze's former operating trade name. The corporate entity continues to be named Medicine Man Technologies, Inc.
Schwazze derives its name from the pruning technique of a cannabis plant to enhance plant structure and promote healthy growth.