We took one of San Francisco’s first cannabis tours, here’s what happened

Sixty percent of cannabis users make purchases based on smell. | Photo: Noah Berger
GreenState file photo | Photo: Noah Berger

Since Jan. 1, cannabis has been legal for recreational use to adults 21 and older. With more than 20 million people expected to visit the Golden State this year, it seems like everyone is trying to cash in on this ever-expanding industry. We went on one of the first legit, legal cannabis tours in San Francisco and Oakland with Emerald Farm Tours.

Here’s what we liked:

  • It felt like an actual city tour, with an emphasis on cannabis.
  • Canna-newbs won’t feel intimidated, and it’s a good intro to cannabis culture in SF.

Here’s what we disliked:

  • They didn’t feed us. There wasn’t a stop for lunch or substantial food provided. You’ll be stuck with a goodie box filled with sugar and chips. It has its purpose, but after touring and visiting dispensaries all day, we need sustenance.
  • It’s expensive. You’ll pay $195 for the tour, and though you’ll get discounts at the various stops, it can add up.

Thinking of doing some Golden State cannabis tourism? Check out our Launch Guide, the Best 420 AirBnBs, and other travelcoverage from GreenState.