Kush Tourism started operating green tours in March. We grabbed a spot for their second-ever tour on April 6. The “Cooking, Glass and Hash” ticket included a full day’s worth of behind-the-scenes cannabis-related activities, including a quick lesson in glass-blowing, visit to a glass shop, an herbal remedies coffeehouse and a cooking class.
We had no idea what to expect, but let’s just say we were more than pleasantly surprised. Co-founders Michael Gordon and Chase Nobles greeted us at the door, as they say, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Throughout the tour, they were genuinely enthusiastic, super-knowledgeable about all the stops, delightfully engaged with guests, and even helped serve and pour some sparkling water at the cooking class.
While the tours are fairly new, our crew included a Seattle Times photog, Nana’s Secret soda-making lady Nana herself, and a father and son who are working on opening a bud ‘n’ breakfast. The tour also included what will hopefully become a much larger part of the future of Washington state tourism. Zoe from New Hampshire planned a month-long excursion to Washington based on our legal weed. “I am the quintessential marijuana tourist,” she said. “I’ll be spending April in Seattle. I’m so psyched.”
But Zoe didn’t just come for the cannabis. She chose Washington over Colorado because she wants to visit the Olympic Peninsula, Mount Rainier and go whale watching, too. Apparently, our natural resources are the perfect complement to the green experience. “I’ll be dropping several thousand dollars here,” she happily told me.
Here’s a quick rundown of the Kush tour:
Curious about going on your own Kush tour? Check their calendar for upcoming dates.