You know the feeling. The anticipation of an upcoming getaway. The fun of planning an itinerary and thinking about what new things you’ll discover. You’re filled with the thrill of your next adventure and ready to take on the world.
Maybe you’re getting your gear in gear for a cool winter ski vacation. Considering a springtime change of scenery. Picking out new beach attire for a bright and sunny trip this summer. Or thinking about a fall foliage tour come autumn.
Whatever your next adventure will be, it’s important to get a lay of the land – cannabis wise – before you go. As always, you can turn to Emerald Fields for help in navigating the ever-changing road to legalized marijuana.
Rules & regs
You may have heard that marijuana regulations have been changing across the US. There are some bills floating around Congress that talk about decriminalization on a federal level, while there are other resolutions that make legalization in every state across the US unlikely in 2020.
While all this is happening in the background, you’re just trying to enjoy your life. You seek to live life in your own way. That means when you do start planning your next getaway – and decide to travel to a place that has legal weed – you need to stay informed every step of the way.
Time will tell what the new rules and regulations may be, and it can seem hard to keep up. Rest assured, we’re here to help sort your way through it.
What we do know: there are many states that have already legalized marijuana for either recreational or medicinal purposes. This gives you some flexibility – and options – for your travel plans.
We also know that there is a growing acceptance for marijuana use nationwide. In fact, a gallup poll found that 64% of respondents are in favor of legalization. See the poll here. Something to keep in mind for the future.
So where to go? Let’s check the map. Best part is, you have access to the whole continental US West Coast (and all of Canada), where recreational marijuana is legal. In other words, the best mountains and beaches are all yours.
Or, if you feel like branching out and really getting your travel on, here are some other exciting travel destinations just waiting for you to discover:
Make a map of North America:
Medical only (read the latest news and check the requirements for each state)
- North Dakota
- New Mexico
- Arkansas [in limbo]
- West Virginia
- New York
- New Jersey
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
Illegal – everywhere else
Data Source: https://norml.org/states