Colorado's "Pot Tourism" Raises Concerns

Published 12/30 2013 03:22PM

Updated 12/30 2013 03:23PM

(KUSA) Pot tourism companies say business is booming, but that comes with concerns about whether travelers will follow the rules.

With the green light for recreational marijuana in Colorado, marijuana tourism businesses are cashing in by helping out-of-towners navigate the state's growing cannabis culture.

"My phone rings constantly, all day," said Peter Johnson, owner of Denver-based Colorado Green Tours. "My email box is so full; I don't even know where to begin."

He and other pot tourism businesses say the clientele is from all over the country and the world, but perhaps not exactly who you'd expect.

"It's a much older clientele, "said Rocco Jershkobich, owner of 420 Bus Tours. "You've got your lawyers and doctors. People you wouldn't assume smoke marijuana."

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