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Pot Tourism Means Big Business For California

May 21, 2018 - 10:29 am

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) - It's not just Californians that are taking advantage of the state's legal recreational marijuana sales ... 

California's pot industry is targeting tourists - with ads like the one for the pot shop chain "MedMen" boasting that it's just "seconds from LAX."

Green Line Trips offers tours with stops at pot dispensaries and attractions like Griffith Park. 

But finding a place to USE weed products isn't always easy ... smoking, vaping and eating marijuana products in public is against the law. And you can't do it anywhere where smoking tobacco is banned, so sparking up in restaurants, bars, parks and beaches is NOT allowed. Most big chain hotels in California are smoke free too.

There are places called "consumption lodges" in San Francisco where smoking is permitted. And there's talk of opening similar lounges in West Hollywood.