While red tape may be keeping dispensary openings in Massachusetts to a snail’s pace, the unregulated side of recreational cannabis—what some are calling the Pot Leisure Economy—is starting to take off.
Area chefs are offering private tasting events with cannabis infused gourmet fare. A pre-Thanksgiving meal hosted by Mass Cannabis Chefs last fall included spaghetti squash carbonara, smoked duck soup, braised turkey breast and red, white & blue mousse. Already getting the munchies? Check out their up-coming dinners at www.masscannabischefs.com.
Looking for a place where you can go for the weekend that’s weed friendly? Consider Maine Greenyards, where you can enjoy their comfortable guest suites, an indoor pool & jacuzzi and farm-to-table breakfasts. You can find more such places at www.budandbreakfast.com, a pot-friendly take on Airbnb.
Savvy entrepreneurs are beginning to see how cannabis can enhance a wide range of leisure experiences, and with it, their bottom line. In this Boston Globe Magazine article, “6 marijuana-infused things to do in New England” you can read about innovative cannabis-themed activities, including fine dining, weekend getaways, gardening, art programs, yoga and muscle toning.