If conservative farmers want to grow pot — and who knows, maybe even smoke it — then hoteliers will surely want to remind prospective visitors to Washington State, which indeed has mind-bending natural beauties, that smoking marijuana is/will be legal.
Perhaps marketing efforts for major conventions (OK maybe not certain groups) will include a reminder to convention organizers that convention-goers will be able to get high.
Or perhaps a cute little boutique B&B in the San Juan Islands will include "legal marijuana" in its ads?
What rational 50 year old corporate lawyer would like to get stoned legally — without the dim worry in the back of his/her mind that a marijuana bust could be a career-ender?
I think so. "Marijuana tourism" will have significant economic benefits
Of course Colorado has a jump with its "Rocky Mountain High" tag line.
Posted: Feb 20, 2013 8:47 AM PST
Updated: Feb 20, 2013 8:47 AM PST
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - Many of the people at Tuesday night's marijuana forum in Mount Vernon had a small-farm mentality.
The Skagit Valley Herald reports (http://bit.ly/XpjQB4 ) many of the comments to the state Liquor Control Board recommended using small farmers instead of corporations to produce the drug. Others suggested being allowed to "grow your own" or being able to sell marijuana from farm stands.
One man who said cannabis shops would boost fast food sales lit up a joint at the end of his testimony.
The forum was the fifth in a series the liquor board is holding as it drafts regulations for the production and sale of marijuana made legal by voters in November.
Other forums are planned in Tacoma, Yakima and Bremerton.
Liquor Control Board: http://liq.wa.gov/
Information from: Skagit Valley Herald, http://www.skagitvalleyherald.com
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