A businessman from China hopped on a private jet last month, landed in Canada and went hiking on the Cascade Range in BC.
And then he smoked a fat blunt.
This experience cost $12,500. It’s part of a ‘high-hiking’ tour hosted by Butiq Escapes, a luxury weed tourism company based out of Victoria, where a hiking guide picks you up from a private airport, smokes with you in the mountains and feeds you (and up to a group of four), lunch and dinner.
With Canadians slated to spend $7 billion on marijuana sales in 2019, it’s no surprise there is a new wave of luxury weed tourism companies popping up. They offer bespoke itineraries for high-end tourists who want weed in style—whether it’s $155 hemp oil massages, a cannabis-infused dinner for $175 or a cannabis wedding for $3,000.
“We’re offering the more refined experience for cannabis enthusiasts that don’t fall in line with the ‘typical stoner’ mentality,” said Ryan Clark, the owner of Butiq Escapes. “We wanted to be the first out of the gate offering a more sophisticated experience, as no other travel agency in the country seemed to want to touch it, but we’re not shy and we love cannabis, so it was a good fit.”
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