Clearing the Smoke About Cannabis Tourism

Guest Host: Brian Applegarth
Airdate: 02/21/01

Brian Applegarth, founder and president of The California Cannabis Tourism Association, shares how California is successfully incorporating a wide range of cannabis experiences for visitors, discusses what was learned from a groundbreaking study – Cannabis Tourism: Opportunities, Issues & Strategies, and shares what visitors can expect on The Cannabis Trail. Wanda James, president of the Cannabis Global Initiative, owner of Simply Pure Dispensary in Denver, Colorado, and board member of Colorado Tourism, talks about what’s behind that states’ record sale of $2.1 billion of cannabis products and the impacts of cannabis on tourism. Bob Rauch, “Hotel Guru,” talks about how his hotels in California address guest questions about smoking cannabis on premises and how to access local cannabis dispensaries. As Virginia inches closer, Joe Kuhn, owner of the Albemarle Cannabis Company, LLC shares what possibilities lie ahead for Virginia tourism should the Old Dominion become the next state to legalize recreational use of cannabis.  Joe reveals where in Albemarle County, Virginia he is likely to open a store front location once Virginia legalizes.

Kurt Burkhart sees Singapore Air as leading the way for possible mandatory vaccinations of flight crews in the US; gives a shout out to Historic Trails West for its authentic western trails experience; introduces the New River Gorge, the nation’s newest national park; and, extends best wishes to his friend and former colleague, Norris Flowers, on his announced retirement as CEO of Destination Gettysburg