4 marijuana-friendly staycation spots available in DC this summer

The growing industry of cannabis tourism has made its way to the District and here, we share everything you need to know about it.

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Today, July 1, marks a day of effective legislation in the state of Virginia, including a minor change in regulation surrounding the highly debated topic of marijuana.

While recreational use of marijuana remains illegal in Virginia, as of today, school nurses will be allowed to provide THC oil to students who have a doctor’s prescription. 

Discussion of the topic as a whole will most likely continue into the 2020 elections and beyond, but NoVA’s neighbor and nation’s capital, Washington, DC, is included in the growing list of locations where marijuana is legal for medicinal and recreational purposes. As long as usage is restricted to those 21 years old and above, conducted on private property and the amount remains below the legal limit, an individual cannot be criminally charged for using the drug in DC. 

As a result of recent legislation, marijuana-related activities, including cannabis tourism, have grown across the country, especially in states like California and Colorado, where the drug has been legal for many years. According to the Marijuana Business Daily, an organization that provides updated information on the cannabis industry, the estimated economic impact of legal marijuana will increase by 223% from 2017 to 2022. 

Today, this style of vacation is easy to find, thanks to sites like Airbnb and also Bud and Breakfast—a marijuana-friendly hotel and rental website that focuses solely on travel with the “joy of kush,” according to its website.

While the staycation options typically increase around National Weed Day, which falls on April 20 each year, there are hosts who open up their homes for guests on a regular basis. Below are four homes that are currently listed on both Airbnb and Bud and Breakfast for various dates this summer. While all are located in the DC city limits, exact locations aren’t available until booking. 

The Cozy Canna-Inn
Located two blocks from Historic Anacostia Park, this rare site is dedicated to “the cannabis and meditation life,” according to its listing on Airbnb. In addition to space for six guests, the rental comes with unique offerings all relating to marijuana, including karaoke and puff, a seasonal boat cruise, a one-hour meditation therapy session and more. The listing currently has three reviews from past guests, all of whom left five stars for the host. // $420 per night

Cannabis Friendly DC Hideaway Suite
This home can accommodate up to six guests in the Dupont Park neighborhood of the District. Upon arrival, guests will be offered free samples of cannabis strains, as well as free infused-edible options. Plus, there is a downstairs entrance to the home, increasing privacy for all guests who choose to visit. // $1,500 per night

A High Escape in Washington, DC
Listed on Bud and Breakfast, this home is located in the Brookland neighborhood surrounded by restaurants, memorials and other activities unique to the city. All of the comments were written in the past six months and reflect a positive experience. Plus, due to construction taking place next door to this location, the host is currently offering “two free fat pre-rolls” upon check in. // $95 per night

Elevation House
Designated for the “cannabis enthusiast,” this home is located in Petworth and comes with a variety of marijuana-themed features, as the product is supplied. In addition to typical amenities like Wi-Fi, cable and air conditioning, guests will be treated to complimentary breakfast, a wellness experience via massages and yoga courses, as well as events hosted on both the front and back porches of the home. // $750 per night

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