Legalization of pot tourism may drive family tourists out of Colorado

Published on : Monday, January 27, 2014

Colorado-300x203With recent legalization of marijuana in the state of Colorado in America pot tourism has attracted tourists in huge numbers. The skiing slopes, deep waters and wild animals have always boosted the tourism of Colorado, but now it is pepping up its sale with pot tourism and attracting global tourists in large numbers only due to the free availability of marijuana sold in shops.

However people in Colorado have mixed reactions. Some are happy while others are apprehensive about the impact of the open selling of pot in the state.

The decision to sell Marijuana was obvious to boost the tourism of the state. People will no longer have to go back street to acquire pot and fear to be caught by the police. The shops make huge sale and that in turn is increasing the state economy. People who just come to the Rocky Mountains for a taste of the pot might get attracted to the other beautiful destinations of the state. The hotel industry is thriving as people are gathering in numbers and looking for all standards of accommodation in turn stepping up the state’s economy.

The state tourism is taking help of such a mechanism that is attracting a sizable tourism but maybe cutting out on family visits completely. People on family vacations with their children will not like their children to see people openly smoking pot. So the beautiful locales of Colorado may be completely ignored by family tourists due to the open sale of marijuana.

However, even though the state has allowed open sale of pot accompanied with legalization of the product, most skiing resorts will not allow the retail shops that deal with the product to set shop close to them. People interested in purchasing the product will have to go the shops in the historic downtown but will have to look for the right stores in the outskirts. Lighting up in public places is also not allowed so people will have to look for private places to smoke marijuana freely said Police officer Chief Joel Jay from Steamboat Springs Police.

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