4/20 National Cannabis Day: The History, Celebrations and Things to Do

Woe is on us as there is no 4/20 National Cannabis Day in 2020! At least, there's no public gatherings and giant group smoke-outs! Next, we're celebrating 4/20 National Cannabis Day is Style!

We've all seen a 420 meme which shows someone really stoned and the phrase "It's 420" or some thing like that.  But, what is the history behind the number?  National Cannabis Day, also known as International Weed Day is celebrated on April 20th . Why? Popular culture says it is all because of the actions of a group of teenagers back in the 1970’s.  Since then the number 420 has become the code or slang for “time to get stoned”.

The History of 4/20:

There are many reasons why Northern California holds a special place in cannabis history and from San Francisco to the little town of Weed California, thousands of people will be celebrating the “National Cannabis Day” on April 20.

Why 4/20? There are many stories ranging from Police Codes to mythic moments in rock and roll, the most credible story behind 420’s enduring status among stoners dates back to 1971. A group of students called “the Waldos” hatched a plan to meet at 4:20 p.m. by the statue of Louis Pasteur on the campus of San Rafael High. They met up, got high and went searching for a secret patch of cannabis near Point Reyes.

From Wikipedia.com In 1971, five high school students – Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz, and Mark Gravich  – in San Rafael, California calling themselves the Waldos because "their chosen hang-out spot was a wall outside the school" used the term in connection with a 1971 plan to search for an abandoned cannabis crop that they had learned about, based on a treasure map made by the grower. The Waldos designated the Louis Pasteur statue on the grounds of San Rafael High School as their meeting place, and 4:20 p.m. as their meeting time. The Waldos referred to this plan with the phrase "4:20 Louis". After several failed attempts to find the crop, the group eventually shortened their phrase to simply "4:20", which ultimately evolved into a code-word that the teens used to mean consuming cannabis.

Mike Edison says that Steven Hager of High Times was responsible for taking the story about the Waldos to "mind-boggling, cult-like extremes" and "suppressing" all other stories about the origin of the term. Hager wrote "Stoner Smart or Stoner Stupid?" in which he attributed the early spread of the phrase to Grateful Dead followers – after Reddix became a roadie for the Dead's bassist, Phil Lesh – and called for 4:20 p.m. to be the socially accepted hour of the day to consume cannabis.

April 20 has become an international counterculture holiday, where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis. Many such events have a political nature to them, advocating the liberalization / legalization of cannabis.

Vivian McPeak, a founder of Seattle's Hempfest states that 4/20 is "half celebration and half call to action". Paul Birch calls it a global movement and suggests that one can't stop events like these. On that day many marijuana users protest in civil disobedience by gathering in public to light up at 4:20 pm.

As marijuana continues to be decriminalized and legalized around the world, Steve DeAngelo, cannabis activist and founder of California's Harborside Health Center, notes that "even if our activist work were complete, 420 morphs from a statement of conscience to a celebration of acceptance, a celebration of victory, a celebration of our amazing connection with this plant" and that he thinks that "it will always be worthy of celebration".

Let’s talk a little about some of the legendary 420 events which are typically celebrated in NorCal, as well as some great places to chill on April 20th.

This list is subject to change over the next few months and we will post updated versions as new information becomes available.

North American observances have been held at many locations, including:

  • "Hippie Hill" in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park near the Haight-Ashbury district
  • The University of Colorado's Boulder campus
  • Ottawa, Ontario, at Parliament Hill and Major's Hill Park
  • Montreal, Quebec, at Mount Royal monument
  • Edmonton, Alberta, at the Alberta Legislature Building
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, at the Vancouver Art Gallery,
  • Washington Square Park in Manhattan, the largest and most notable of a number of gatherings and demonstrations on April 20 in New York City.
  • Mile High 420 Festival in Denver's Civic Center Park
  • The National Cannabis Festival in Washington D.C. has been running since 2016 and includes live music, educational sessions, and history, and local vendors.
  • The University of California, Santa Cruz, where the growing size of the unofficial event there caused the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs to send an e-mail to parents in 2009 stating: "The growth in scale of this activity has become a concern for both the university and surrounding community."

Here are eight Sonoma County places where you can “get high” while you get high – that is, each location offers a fantastic view and quiet places to enjoy a smoke, toke or dab.

  • Bullfrog Pond, Armstrong Woods: The quiet woods, lovely pond, trails and views make it a great place to relax and enjoy whatever type of natural medicine you prefer. There’s also a campground here. It’s accessible for those with limited mobility.
  • Kortum Trail, Jenner: The Kortum Trail is a beautiful easy walk/hike that runs along the coastline south of Jenner. Park at Shell Beach and pick a direction, north or south to enjoy your walk. Go north to Goat Rock and you’ll pass a large set of stones popular with climbers. Note, at this point the trail becomes quite steep. Heading south from the Shell Beach parking lot, you can walk down and enjoy the beach as well. Either direction you chose, afterwards find your way to Bodega Bay, Jenner or Guerneville for some food and refreshments!
  • Bodega Head, Bodega Bay: Drive north of Bodega Bay in order to drive West, around Bodega Bay out to Bodega Head (just follow the signs), The Grey Whales migrate north from March until June. The Head offers spectacular views and if it’s too windy, you can still enjoy them from your vehicle. It’s a fantastic place to watch the sunset.
  • Robert Ferguson Observatory, Kenwood: If you prefer to stay inland, take the beautiful drive up to Sugarloaf State Park to the Robert Ferguson Observatory. This is an incredible place to check out eclipses and comets, but it’s an interesting place to visit any time of day. Those who enjoy walking and hiking should take the Planetwalk, a scaled down representation of the planets designed to fit within the confines of the park. There are two options: a 2-mile loop with 250ft elevation gain or the full 6.3 miles with 1100ft in elevation. Those who prefer neither can just chill on the observatory deck after checking out the telescopes, photos and retail center inside during open hours.
  • The Villa Restaurant, Santa Rosa: If outdoor activities aren’t for you, The Villa in Santa Rosa is one of the few restaurants that offers a decent view. It’s a totally old school local restaurant that serves early bird dinner from 4pm-6pm and happy hour drink and food specials in the bar from 3pm-7:30pm. The Happy Hour menu is loaded with stoner faves.
  • Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa: This winery offers amazing views of the Russian River Valley and a gorgeous property adorned with sculpture and art. Head into the tasting room for tasting if you enjoy wine, or simply enjoy the deck and grounds for a while. Note: the winery was burned to the ground during the October 2017 firestorm. Check their website to see what the status is on their re-building effort.
  • Sea Ranch Chapel, Gualala: Fancy a drive up the coast? Head north to Gualala and visit the Sea Ranch Chapel. It’s open 365 days a year to the public between sunrise and sunset. The grounds are lovingly landscaped with benches and nooks in which to quietly contemplate nature. The tiny chapel is a beautiful artwork to behold with handcrafted details like carved redwood benches and magnificent stained glass windows.
  • Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Geyserville: The Francis Ford Coppola Winery is a definite crowd pleaser and a must for mixed groups. Wine lovers can wine taste, movie buffs can drool over the memorabilia from films such as Apocalypse Now, Dracula and The Godfather, active types can play free bocce in the garden while sun worshippers can lounge by the pool. Have lunch at the restaurant, inside or out on the deck to enjoy the view or for lighter fare, take advantage of the Pool Café and nosh poolside. Tasting rooms are open 11am-6pm daily; Rustic restaurant is open from 11am-9pm daily

Come join Happy Travelers Tours on Saturday April 20, 2019 as we celebrate both National Cannabis Day and the Opening Day of the 2019 Cannabis Tour season!

  • We have Special Events and Activities planned for 4/20 so book your Wine-and-Weed Tour today!

As seen in Ganjaprenuer!

As seen on Ganjaprenuer.comAs seen on Ganaprenuer.com has a lovely ring to it, eh?

We are so proud to have been interviewed by the industries leading daily, Ganjaprenuer.com. This interview was conducted over a series of conversations between our Founder, Van Solkov, and Graham Abbott of Ganjaprenuer and it was originally published on October 22, 2018.

Please take a few minutes to read this insightful interview about Sharing Cannabis Culture with Tourists: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/van-solkov-sharing-cannabis-culture-with-tourists/

And, if you're interested in reading other cool press coverage, check out our article in Forbes!

 


Weed Measurements, Weights and Amounts

Weed Measurements, Weights and Amounts can be confusing

The old slogan “You’ve come a long way, baby” could easily be applied to cannabis and the consumption of weed since it was criminalized in the 1930’s. So many new methods for growing, cultivating and manufacturing have been introduced that at times it can be overwhelming. However, one thing which has not changed much over the years is the very confusing way marijuana is weighed, measured and sold.

Weed Amounts. Marijuana Measurements. As you read through this blog post you’ll see a mix of pot jargon and slang as well as a crossing over from metric weights (grams) to U.S. Customary Units (ounces and pounds) which can all be confusing. Don’t worry though! We’ve created a "weed amount chart" of some weed measurements, weed weights and weed amounts for your reference; just scroll down this post to find it!

The marijuana measurement system is a confusing mix of Standard International Units and US Customary units. But when you boil it all down, the main cannabis conversion you need to remember is:

  • 1 ounce of weed = 28 grams

From there, it’s pretty easy to decipher the weed jargon to calculate that “a half” equals 14 grams, “a quarter” equals 7 grams, an eighth equals 3.5 gram, and “a dub” will typically equal one full gram of marijuana. (see chart below for some examples)

The whole point of understanding the math is so you can be an informed consumer and once you know how to do the weed measurements and costs math, you can determine if making your own marijuana concentrates, oils, edibles, and tinctures will help you save on cannabis costs based upon the price of weed in your area. Making your own concentrates is a topic for another post.

How to measure the amount of THC or CBD

The other piece of the weed measurements and amounts puzzle is how to measure the amount of THC or CBD there is in any given strain. There is a plethora of different chemicals that make up the cannabis plant, but THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the main psychoactive ingredient that gives users the euphoric and relaxed feeling that is commonly associated with cannabis.

Average THC content in California varies between 15% and 30%, with more potent strains being created every year. The measurement of THC content in any given cannabis plant is taken as a percentage of that compound which makes up the plant’s flower compared to the other lesser-known compounds and plant matter in the flower, also known as a “bud”.

When it comes to concentrated forms of cannabis like wax, shatter, hash and edibles, the weed measurements switch from a percentage to milligrams. A gram of concentrate such as shatter may be 80% THC, but it is labeled as 80mg of THC per dose. Similarly, edibles are given a THC in milligrams dose, with the average dose for edibles begin 10mg.

Consume Safely - Get Educated!

Happy Travelers Tours specializes in educating consumers on the convergence of Wine and Weed. Our Tours focus on learning about the commonalities and similarities between vineyards and cannabis, their tastes and flavors and their historical connection to the land. If you are 21 years old or older then, please join a Happy Travelers Tours Adventure Today!

If you want to learn more about different ways to consume cannabis, check out our “What is Dabbing” blog post, our “Beginner’s Guide to CBD Oils and Tinctures” or our "Ways to Smoke Cannabis" post!

The Happy Travelers Tours weed measurement and prices chart is below:

CATEGORYUNIT of MEASUREMENTDEFINITION/SLANG - USAGE
1/2 OZ1/2 ounce of marijuanaA bag of weed, a half -  The term lid is not commonly used to describe a precise amount of weed, so don't use this term for business
1/2 oz of weed costCost will vary depending on strain, your retailer and what tax rate you pay
1/4 OZ1/4 of weedA quarter, a quad - Hey! Do you have a quad I can get?
1/4 ounce of weed
1 4 of weed in grams7 Grams
1 4 ounce of weed in grams
1/4 of weed pricePricing is volitile and based on factors like quality and growing methodology: indoor, outdoor canopy and outdoor sun
1/4 oz weed price
1/4 Ounce4th of weedA quarter, or a quad, is 1/4th of an ounce and weighs in at 7 grams. Buying by the quarter is also very common as it allows heavier smokers to really get acquainted with a strain – an eighth can go quick! Minor price breaks can be seen at a quarter (depending on the specific dispensary or caregiver) but don't expect them.
1/4 LB1/4 pound of weedA QP, a quarter - We're gonna score a QP! In theory, as you move up in quantity, the cost per ounce reduces, which is why some chronic tokers buy in bulk!
1/4 weed
1/4 weed cost
1/4 weed price
1/8 OZ1/8 of shakeAn Eighth - "Shake" is the leafy remains of the trimming process; it can be used to make BHO/CO2 concentrates.
1/8 of weed
1/8 weed costThe cost of an eight is, typically, more per gram than larger quantities.
1/8 of weed cost
1/8 weed bag
1/8 of weed in grams3.5 Grams- A single gram is the smallest amount available for purchase
1/8 of weed pricePricing on eighths will in many cases be more expensive on a per gram basis than purhasing larger quantities.
1/8 ounce weed price
1/8 oz of weed price
1/8 of weed price california
1/8 ounce of weed pictureAn Eighth - I'm broke, do ya got an eighth for me?
1/8 ounce weed
1/8th of weed
1 GRAM1 bud of weedA single flower
1 gram of marijuanaThe smallest amount of marijuana generally available for purchase in the world of weed
1 gram of pot
1 gram of weed
1 gram of weed costThe most expensive way to purchase cannabis is on a per gram basis.
1 gram of weed price
1 gram of weed on a scale
1 gram of weed picture
1 gram of weed sizeThe size of a single gram of pot will vary depending on: is it ground? Is it a whole bud? Is it pieces of bud?
1 gram weed bags
2 GRAMS2.5 grams of weedA dub or a 20 sack
20 bag of weed
20 dollars worth of weed is called
20 bag of weed weightAbout a gram
20 dollar bag of weed
20 of weed is how many grams
20 sack of weed
20 sack of weed weight
20 dollars worth of weed in grams
20 GRAMS20 grams of weedAbout 3/4 of an ounce. .71% of an ounce to be precise
20 grams of weed equals how many ounces
20 grams of weed in florida
20 grams of weed worthMore or less $250
2 grams of marijuanaA $40 bag
2 grams of weed
2 grams of weed worth
2 grams of weed cost
2 grams of weed on a scale
2 grams of weed size
3 Zips3 zips of weed1 Zip = 28g/1oz, so "3 zips of weed" is equal to 3 ounces
3.5 Grams 3.5 grams to ouncesFor an approximate result, divide the mass value by 28.35, so, 3.5 grams is = to 0.123459 ounces. Generally, the smallest amount you can buy loose, a gram will cost anywhere from $8 to $20, so, 3.5 grams will cost between $28 and $70. 3.5 grams of weed is called an "eighth".
3.5 grams of weed cost
3.5 grams of weed price
3.5 grams of weed is called
3.5 weed cost
3.5 loud weed"Loud Weed" relates to the aroma of the bud when you open the bag or jar. When you get top-shelf you better expect a smell that is going fill the room. It will always depend on the strain but you’re probably going to encounter a very skunky very dense smell with this caliber of kush, with fruity, sweet, or vanilla notes introduced to the mix depending in the strain. Typically, this quality of weed will cost more than a less potent bud.
3.5 of loud weed
3.5 weed looks like
3.5 ounces grams
30 Dollars30 dollars worth of weed in grams30 dollars worth of weed is just about an eighth depending on the quality of the pot and the city or region you're in.
30 bag of weed weight
30 dollars worth of weed
30 Grams30 grams of weed30 Grams of weed is just over one ounce; often referred to as a 'fat bag' because it weighs more than 1 ounce
4 Ounces4 zips of weedFour ounces of cannabis
Four Way4 way weedFour Way is a sticky genetic foursome of  landrace  genetics and  Skunk #1. Created through the union of three Middle Eastern landrace strains (Afghani, Indian and Pakistani) plus the addition of the classic Skunk #1, you best believe Four Way produces an odor that could tip an elephant, much less fill the room it’s being consumed in.
40 Grams40 grams of weed costAbout and ounce and a quarter.
5 Sack5 sack of weedAlso known as a 'nickle sack', this refers to $5 worth of pot, which will vary in quantity depending on quality. Not an efficient way to purchase weed.
5 Leaf5 leaf marijuana plant3 leaf marijuana plant strain is ruderalis, 5 lead marijuana plant strain is indica and a 7 leaf marijuana plant strain is sativa
5 leaf weed plant
5 Stages5 stages of germination of seedsImbiition, Growth, Root Growth, Shoot Growth, Leaves (which being photmorphogenesis
5 Week5 week weed plantThe typical weekly growth schedule is something like this: Weeks 1 and 2: Vegetation Stage followed by a new set of "weeks" 1 - X of the Flowering Stage.
50 grams50 of weed in grams50 dollars worth of weed in grams might be as much as an eighth depending on where you live
50 miligrams50 mg edible
500 miligrams500 mg edible experience
502 Law in WA 502 cannabisI- 502  was an initiative to the Washington State Legislature in 2012 that proposed the legalization of recreational  marijuana  use and sale to the general public
60 Grams60 grams of cannabis oilThe average person will take about 90 days to consume 60 grams for cannabis oil
7 grams7 of weed7  grams of cannabis  weed . A quarter, or a quad, is 1/4th of an ounce and weighs in at  7  grams.
710/OIL710 friendlyJust like 420, 710  is a stoner term used to celebrate dabs and cannabis concentrates on the 10th of July. The number  710  spells oil when placed backward; a word used to describe potent concentrations of marijuana like hash oil, honey oil, wax and shatter
710 weed
710 dab
710 club
710 slang
710 marijuana
710 concentrate vaporizer
710 cannabis
8 Grams8th of weed in gramsAn eighth of weed in grams is 3.5 grams; an eight of "loud weed" means 3.5 grams of a super stinky strain of cannabis
8 ball weed
8th of loud
8th of weed in a bag
8th of marijuana
8 Grams UK8 ball weed price ukIn the  UK  an  8th  can  cost  £25-35 depending who you know
0.880 thc weedBHO, or butane hash oil, has a THC content which can stretch up to 80%; BHO is a popular remedy for chronic pain and other intractable symptoms
0.9999 thc waxThe THC distillate process yields 90-99% THC in the finished product, compared to 15-25% flower THC content and 60-80% of BHO and Co2 extractions

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What is Dabbing?

Dabbing. What is Dabbing? What is dab wax? Let’s answer these questions!

Dab Wax is a type of BHO, which is short for butane hash oil. It is a type of cannabis concentrate made by extracting cannabinoids and terpenes from cannabis flowers using butane, heat and pressure.

Hitting a Dab Rig

There are several types of BHO and we’re going to look at all of them, however, due to its color and consistency, BHO is also called butane honey oil—after purging the butane, the oil becomes a yellow-gold color similar to honey.

Types of BHO:

There are several different types of BHO, however, all types have similarities in terms of the content, the purging (and extraction) processes and the end result, after it’s smoked, which is to say - the smoker will be very stoned.

Here’s a list of the various types of BHO:

  1. Budder
  2. Crumble
  3. Oil
  4. Pull and Snap
  5. Sap
  6. Shatter
  7. Wax

Budder
Budder is the purest form of BHO, usually having around 90 percent THC and 99 percent purity. It gets its name because the consistency is somewhat similar to that of butter and it is extremely hard to find as the extraction, purging and whipping process can take much longer than other BHO extracts. Budder tends to be rather rare and expensive but is oh, so good!

Crumble
Crumble is made by purging butane at a low temperature for quite some time (although there is no exact period for this—it depends on the amount being purged—the process usually takes 10 to 15 hours). Since it crumbles easily, it is not good for manipulating with the hands, however, it does add some kick when “crumbled” on top of a pipe load (or bong load)!

Oil
BHO comes in oil form and this type of extract is mostly seen already packed in cartridges. It is easy to come by and many licensed producers make their own versions. Oil is easy to use in cartridge form and there’s no need to worry about having pieces of the extract sticking to gear. Typically, the cartridge fits into a Vaping device like a Vape Pen, which makes smoking the oil quick, easy and discrete.

Pull and Snap
Pull and snap got its name because of the sound made when pulled apart. It is great for dabbing because of its consistency and because it is easy to handle; pull and snap is much better suited for molding, as it doesn’t break easily or melt in the hand.

On the other hand, if you pulled on a piece of ‘shatter’, it would break in a glass-like manner, hence it’s name.

Sap
Resembling the sap of a tree, this form of BHO is sticky and runny. If a person drops a piece of sap on the floor, for example, it will stick to anything and everything, thereby making it impossible to remove impurities like dust and dirt. This is difficult to smoke without a good dab rig.

Loading shatter into a vape

Shatter
Shatter is the hardest form of BHO and is always in solid form. Resembling glass, it is transparent and breaks in a similar manner. Shatter often has around 80 percent THC and requires a dabbing rig to smoke it.

Wax
Somewhat similar to budder, wax doesn’t crumble, but don’t hold it in your hands for too long as it will melt into a sticky mess. Wax is the most common type of BHO seen today, except for maybe shatter, because it is easy to work with. Smoking wax can be done in a dab rig or in a vape pen. Typically, a dab rig provides a surface (known as the ‘nail’) which can be heated so that when you apply the Dab it vaporizes.

CO2 vs. BHO: Comparing extraction methods
Cannabis oil can also be made with carbon-dioxide (CO2), which can serve as the extraction catalyst rather than butane. When cannabinoids are extracted and subsequently processed with CO2, the result is CO2 oil.

BHO extraction
BHO extraction is a risky process and, as such, a job best left to the professionals. There are instances in which people trying to make butane hash oil on their own have been severely injured or even killed.

Why can BHO extraction be dangerous?
BHO extraction uses butane, a flammable gas, as a catalyst to extract all the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant material. Since part of the extraction process happens over a stove, this increases the risk. The gas takes liquid form in the tube during the extraction process, and then quickly evaporates when heat is applied to the mixture. After it evaporates, heavier-than-oxygen butane quickly “falls on the floor”. This is why making BHO indoors is extremely hazardous.

Why do people dab?

Not talking about the dance craze, which, for those who don’t realize it, is based on the movement folks make when they’ve hit on a dab rig, they wipe their mouth and then … well the pointing upward is because they’re sinking into their couch!

But, we digress. Why do people dab? Another way to think about this is: why do people drink high-proof distilled alcohol? Or drink high-percentage alcohol wine or beer? Or even, for that matter, why do people spin around in circles really fast until they fall down?

Because they want to! On a more serious note, dabs are being demonized as a dangerously powerful drug in those states where cannabis is still illegal, while many smokers in legal states just scoff at dabbing as a sophomoric way to get higher than you need to, sort of like shot-gunning a beer.

However, it’s possible dabs are actually more interesting than they get credit for.

The first thing to consider is that there is evidence which points to them being far healthier than the standard way of smoking weed (but until the DEA reschedules pot, it's very difficult to make definitive health claims about cannabis).

Why? The high you get off a dab is quicker and cleaner than conventional smoking methods, and the dab itself is a ‘cleaner’ version of cannabis, having been processed into the various different forms.

Thanks to modern strains that are 30 times more powerful than 1960s weed (and modern concentrates that can be 90 times more powerful), we no longer need to inhale a quarter of an ounce of burning plant material to get really high. And, that’s a good thing!

So, in summary, dabbing is both a type of cannabis extract (the dab) and a way of smoking cannabis (the dab rig). The action verb “dabbing” means to consume the cannabis concentrate via some type of rig!

And, always remember when it comes to dabs vs weed, a little dab will do ya! You can read more about consuming cannabis in our blog post Beginners Guide to CBD Oils and Tinctures and you can check out all our Cannabis Tours here!


Bachelorette Party Ideas

Bachelorette Party Ideas

Bachelorette Party IdeasCalling all Brides, Maids-of-Honor and Wedding Planners! Happy Travelers Tours has been doing research on Wine Country Weddings and while doing so we’ve found some fabulous Bachelorette Party ideas! These all seem like fun ways to have some laughs, do some bonding and create memories to last lifetimes!

Go Glamping

Here’s a great Bachelorette Party Trip: get your group to go to a luxurious Glamping weekend! We’ve all heard about these amazing getaways, whether it’s a comfy cabin or a lakeside lodge and what could be more fun than hanging out, firing up the campfire and cooking up some gourmet S’mores!

Bachelorette Party Ideas

Ok, you can drink some wine too!

Experience the Great Outdoors

How about some bachelorette mountain time? Or, a hike in the desert? Why not plan a mini- getaway with the girls to someplace rustic and far from the big city? Take a trip to a National Park, book a stay at a hot spring and try exploring one of the many hiking trails or guided tours, then finish the day with an upscale dinner.

However you choose to do it, getting outdoors is well worthwhile!

Take a Wine Tasting Tour or a Cannabis and Wine Tour!

If you’re thinking about a California bachelorette party idea, then why not consider a Wine Tasting Tour. Well, here’s why not: take your gal pals to the highest level on a Wine and Weed Tour, California style! You’ll have to check if the region you’re heading to offers Cannabis Tours and then, get ready to kick back, sip some wine and enjoy some California Cannabis!

Make Your Own Lingerie

Is the Bride-to-Be more of a hands-on kind of woman? If yes, then, how about a DIY lingerie party? You can either have an accessorizing party and “upgrade” some on-sale stuff or you can order lingerie making kits and really give your Bride something she’ll treasure forever!

What a great idea for a bachelorette party at home!

Chill with a Day Spa

Bachelorette Party IdeasSpa Time, Ladies? This is part of the classic one-two punch of Spa during the day and then Party during the night! Plan a day in Wine Country (maybe after your Wine and Cannabis Tour) to just chill out and get pampered, after all, there’s nothing wrong with that, now is there? Then, you can get ready for an evening out with good food, excellent beverages and your besties!

Really, a one-two punch never sounded so good!

Go Thrill Seeking

Who says only boys get to seek thrills? That doesn’t sound right! If you’ve ever wanted to jump out of a plane or off a bridge or go zip-lining through Redwood trees, why not go do it with all your girlfriends? What could go wrong, right? If you’re nervous about these kind of thrills, consider something less risky, like paint-balling or even take a pole dancing class (who knows, the honeymoon might be just that much more fun!).

You’re getting married! It’s time to get your last minute thrills!

Reset on a Retreat

The Orchard Lodge

Whether you go to a hotel for their wellness activities or head to the ranch to spend the weekend riding horses, a great bachelorette party idea is to spend quality time resetting yourselves with some quality time with your best friends!

Who wouldn’t want to bond with their crew doing something unusual!

Let Loose at a Music Festival

Long Live Rock and Roll! Or Country. Or Hip-Hop. Or whatever floats your musical boat! Get the gang together, grab some tickets, book a party friendly AirBnB and go make some musical memories!

From Coachella to Lollapalooza to the Russian River Jazz Festival, there are as many options as there are musical styles!

Break out the dancing shoes, Ladies!

Volunteer: Do Some Good

We’re all about giving back here at Happy Travelers, so, the idea of volunteering as a way to celebrate is one of our favorites! Think about causes that really mean something to the bride-to-be and spend an afternoon paying it forward. Not only will you make the bride smile, you’ll make new friends and feel good about it!

Oh, and then y’all can go grab a beverage or two and keep it going!

Wine and Paint Party

Bachelorette Party IdeasThis is the current rage: the Wine and Paint Party where you and your girlfriends head down to the local gallery and learn something about your own artistic abilities. Or, maybe a way to think about it is that you create your own bachelorette party decorations while enjoying a glass of wine or craft beer! In some places, you can “Puff, Puff and Paint” which could be fun!

 

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A Note about Happy Travelers Tours Bachelorette Events

We know how important your Bachelorette Weekend is - you want the best memories and the nicest experiences! At Happy Travelers Tours we ensure your Bachelorette Event is both memorable and unique. Whether you decide on our Sunset Tour out to watch the sunset into the Pacific Ocean or our Wine-and-Weed Tour where you visit our mountain top cannabis grow, we provide the extra touches which make for a Perfect Day!

Our Bachelorette Events include special Swag Bags and these add-ons are available:

  • Champagne
  • A "Brides Choice" Cake from our catering partner, SweetPea Bakery
  • We also offer the option of cannabis-infused foods!

We’re based in the City of Sonoma, right off the Square. If you're interested in one of our Bachelorette Party Events give us a call at 707-386-9859 or send us an email at: [email protected]


More Cool Things To Do While High

I'm Stoned, Now What?

There are several different ways to think about the phrase “cool things to do while high”. One point-of-view is from the occasional recreational user, another is from a chronic recreational user and then there’s the medical marijuana user perspective to consider as well.

For those of you who are new to cannabis culture, or are just curious about it, there’s even a slang term for the phrase ‘things to do while high’, which is: things to do while baked. In this case, we’re not taking about baking, which can, in fact, be a thing to do when you’re high for hours.

cool things to do while high

Let’s look at the three points-of-view we outlined earlier.

First up, the occasional recreational user.

Depending on how often you’re high on weed, you might find there’s not much you WANT to do. Sometimes, things to do while high with friends are things like: just talking and hanging out. If you’re of the mindset of “what should I do while high”, you’re probably an occasional recreational user, because, as we’ll see in a moment, more frequent users have lots of interesting things to do while high, like: go grocery shopping, or do some work or even, go visit with the family!

Some folks might want to plan an event or engage in an activity.

People have thrown Bachelorette Parties while stoned, ridden bikes and gone out to wineries or breweries. Basically, anything you can do, you can do when stoned, except operate a motor vehicle!

We’ve all seen those ‘high memes’ which show someone who is really baked just kind of melting into their chair – well, that is certainly on the list of high things to do but, for chronic smokers (someone who smokes pot on a regular or even daily basis) the things to do while high are basically the things you do when you’re not high.

Things to do when you’re high with friends (or just by yourself) are the same things you do when you’re not stoned, if you’re a chronic or medical marijuana user that is. For folks who just like to smoke pot a lot (the chronics), they don’t have a list of what to do while high, they just do it.

Medical Marijuana Users

It’s a slightly different situation for medical marijuana users. There are lots of compelling use cases for folks who use cannabis as medicine. For some, it’s about getting their appetite stimulated, for others it’s about managing pain and for others it’s about anxiety or sleep.

There is debate about the medical benefits of cannabis, however, over the years research has yielded results to suggest that marijuana may be of benefit in the treatment of some conditions, which include: chronic pain, alcoholism and drug addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and social anxiety.

There is also evidence to suggest positive affects associated with the treatment of: Cancer, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

As you can tell, this topic runs a wide range and addresses many issues. Hopefully, this information shines some light on cannabis and cannabis culture. Find out how much fun Happy Travelers Tours are by setting up an event for you and your friends!


The Happy Travelers Tours Sip-and-Sniff Sunset Tour Travel-log

On a cool crisp December Day a group of Happy Travelers boards our limo style bus to begin an unusual cannabis tour, our Sip-and-Sniff Sunset Tour from Sonoma to, ultimately, world famous Bodega Head at the Sonoma Coast.

Sip-and-Sniff Sunset Tour
A Group of Very Happy Travelers on our way to the Sonoma Coast

On our itinerary, we will head West from Sonoma towards our first stop in Santa Rosa to visit a Dispensary. Ultimately, we will enjoy our Sip-and-Sniff Experience, which begins by tasting some wine and exploring cannabis ‘buds’ as we talk about the similarities between producing wine and cannabis. This experience is unique among Sonoma County Tours and is a great way to learn about cannabis, if you’re thinking about consuming cannabis!

Sip-and-Sniff Sunset Tour
Sunset over the Pacific

Once we arrive in Santa Rosa, we visit a Dispensary Partner where our Guests can select from: flowers (or buds), pre-rolled joints, cannabis oils, cannabis concentrates and the largest selection of edibles in Sonoma County! All of these products come either with THC, CBD or a combination of both, so your consumption choices are significant.

Once we arrive at Bodega Head, we enjoy our catered meal, sip some wine and enjoy the amazing views which the Sonoma Coast offers.It’s clear the Sip-and-Sniff Sunset Tour is different than any Napa Wine Tours or any other Sonoma Marijuana Tours – we are Happy Travelers Tours and we make sure all of our Guests are Happy Travelers!

Come join us on a Happy Travelers Tours Sip-and-Sniff Sunset Tour! Book your Tour today or give us a call at 707-386-9859 for more information!


Our Transportation Partner, Elite-Excursions

Happy Travelers Tours is a cannabis tour based in Sonoma California; we offer educationally oriented cannabis tours which visit Grows, Retailers, Wineries and other notable sites in Sonoma and Napa counties.

Elite ExcursionsOur transportation partner, Elite Excursions, provides Sonoma Wine Tours, Napa Wine Tours, Wedding transportation, Airport transfers, Night Parties, visits to Casinos and Quinceaneras transportation – basically, lots of fun things to do when you’re high (or not!).

Elite Excursions has a fleet of first-class vehicles available, from Luxury SUV’s to Sprinters to Limo style buses – just give Fonzi a call and tell him you read about Elite Excursions at our website: 707-326-9564 or email him at [email protected] or you can Book a Happy Travelers Tour and enjoy Elite Excursions spectacular service with us!


California Cannabis Scene & Cannabis Consumption

Whether you’re in San Diego, Los Angeles or San Francisco, the California cannabis scene and cannabis consumption are thriving in the Golden State. If you’re into a party bus or a more sedate wine tour, the cannabis industry is fully in “puff pass” mode – more and more weed experiences, operational tours and legal recreational events are occurring.

So, what is a cannabis experience? In the Bay Area, cannabis tours include the Oakland cannabis creative tour, tours which feature cannabis infused foods and infused wines and tours focused on wine and cannabis.

Happy Travelers Tours start educating Guests on the convergence of wine and weed as soon as we’re on board the bus by providing our Sip-and-Sniff Experience in route to any of our various destinations: our Sunset Tour, Wine-and-Weed Tour and new for the 2019 Season, our Destination: Grow Tour.

The California Cannabis Scene is fully integrated into the California lifestyle. In almost every county in the state, adults can now purchase and consume legal marijuana from licensed retailers. Some counties and municipalities have restrictions on retailers and consumption however cannabis is legal in the state and, ultimately, if you're over the age of 21 you can find, purchase and consume legal cannabis in California and that means: the Cannabis Scene is anywhere cannabis is!

It doesn’t matter if you live in California, or are visiting any of the amazing destinations located in the Golden State the cannabis scene is thriving in this new era of legal recreational consumption. So, find a Tour near you and get on the bus! Call Happy Travelers Tours to book your next Cannabis Experience – 707-386-9859!


Marijuana Tourism in California and THC Tours

Are you a first time cannabis user? Have you been smoking marijuana for a long time but you have questions about weed? Welcome to California, the land of Winery Tours, Brewery Tours, Culinary Tours and now, Marijuana Tourism!

Marijuana Tourism
Toasting on the HTT Bus

The Best Weed Tourism in California typically focuses on the California cannabis culture, which can include drinking fine wines, enjoying craft beers and outstanding food while smoking artisanal cannabis on a curated marijuana tour (also known as a thc tour or a weed tour).

Some THC Tours in California include stops at Cannabis Grow sites (both indoor and outdoor) and visits to Dispensaries while also incorporating experiences, ranging from Puff, Puff and Paint events to Outdoor Adventures and even visiting Amusement Parks!

Sonoma Marijuana Tours often focus on Wine-and-Weed Tours or Beer-and-Buds Tours. Typically, the best Sonoma Weed Tour will offer Guests choices: why type of cannabis products they want to learn about or purchase, what types of wine or beer they prefer and, the very best California cannabis tours will take Guests on a culinary adventure as part of the marijuana tour.

Whether you and your Gal Pals are looking for something unique and unusual to do or if you’ve always been cannabis curious, if you’re looking for things to do in California, just Google “Cannabis Tours near me” and you’re almost guaranteed to find something interesting!

From day trips to overnight excursions, cannabis tourism in California is – ahem – a Growing industry and well worth exploring! For more information about Happy Travelers Tours, including our Bachelorette Party's or Special Events by clicking here!