420 tours in Denver for World Cannabis Week; tour packages are sold out

Tours of marijuana-related events and businesses in Denver for World Cannabis Week are already sold out.

My 420 Tours offers packages that include cannabis sampling, medical marijuana grow tours and classes, 420 parties, rallies and concerts, and tickets to the High Times Cannabis Cup.

Matt Brown, co-owner of My 420 Tours, told the Associated Press the company sold 160 tour packages to visiting pot smokers for the April 20 weekend.

According to the World Cannabis Week (WCW) website, the 5-day, 3-day, and weekend-only passes are all sold out.  Package prices range from $550 to $850 per person.

"Over your 4-5 day tour you will have the opportunity to experience several strains of sativas, hybrids, and indicas," the website states. "All cannabis products at WCW are acquired through trade with local vendors and gifted in legal quantities in accordance with Colorado law."

Brown says his tours will enable sharing of pot but not selling it. Eighty percent of his clients are coming from outside Colorado -- meaning it's illegal for them to bring marijuana from home. And because commercial pot sales in Colorado don't start until January, out-of-state visitors can't yet buy pot at Colorado's 500-plus dispensaries.

"This is also your chance to sample Cannabis hashes, smokeable oils, and cannabis edibles all within the safety and privacy of your hotel, transportation, events and classes," according to the website.

More than 50,000 people are expected to light up outdoors in Denver's Civic Center Park on April 20 to celebrate the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado.

The first-ever U.S. Cannabis Cup will be held April 20-21 at the EXDO Event Center in Denver. The High Times website states there will also be "An Evening with Snoop Lion"  (formerly the rapper known as Snoop Dog) on April 19.

The summer My 420 Tour schedule will be released in May.

Marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and its sale without a doctor's recommendation isn't allowed yet in Colorado or Washington. Neither state allows open and public use of the drug.  But authorities largely look the other way at public pot-smoking, especially at festivals and concerts.

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