New study attributes increasing Colorado tourism to legal weed

Capelli D'Angelo

Colorado state welcome sign, along Interstate ...
Colorado state welcome sign, along Interstate 70, entering from Utah. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A new state survey suggests that the legalization of marijuana in Colorado has attracted a new group of tourists, according to the Denver Post.

The study was done by the Colorado Tourism Office and was released Wednesday. It found that marijuana influenced the decision to go on vacation 49 percent of the time.


“I think it is rearing its head as a significant travel and tourism amenity for visitors coming to Colorado,” said Al White, Colorado Tourism Office retiree and board member of a cannabis tourism company.

Eight percent of people who responded to the survey said they went to a dispensary while traveling to Colorado. To read more about the study, check out the full story.