All Aboard the ‘Cannabus’: Our Favorite Brewery-Style Cannabis Tours in Colorado

first_img If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? The Best CBD Coffee Brands for Energy Without the Jitters 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn Colorado will forever be the poster child for the U.S. marijuana legalization movement. While the drug has long been a part of the state’s laid-back culture, it’s never felt so ingrained into mainstream society. Now, inspired by the craft beer movement, some savvy providers are offering brewery-style tours complete with tasting lounge visits, grow room tours, and “souvenir” gift shopping. Here are a few of our favorites.My 420 ToursMy 420 Tours is a one-stop tour shop that’s been pioneering Colorado’s cannabis tourism industry since 2013. Their most basic tours include stepping aboard a purpose-built, 420-friendly “cannabus” and visiting the state’s premier growing operations and cannabis outlets. The site also connects travelers with hands-on experiences like infused cooking classes, infused massages, sushi- and joint-rolling classes, and “Budz and Sudz” craft beer and weed combo tours. Travelers looking for even more can book a full-fledged, all-inclusive vacation with a 420-friendly hotel and complimentary in-room smoking/vaping machines.Seed & Smith Premium Crafted Cannabis TourFor a boutique experience, Denver-based Seed & Smith’s guided tour invites visitors to explore a working “seed to sale” cannabis cultivation operation with a focus on small-batch production. The free tour takes guests through the entire process, from growing to extracting to refining the raw materials into a finished product. This is an in-depth, educational, museum-style tour that explores the unique genetic differences between cannabis strains; how specific harvesting and trimming techniques can affect color, taste, and smell; and the ins and outs of fresh terpenes (the essential oils of the cannabis plant). The company already has a Napa-style tasting room in the works.Colorado Cannabis ToursColorado Cannabis Tours has been around since just after the state legalized marijuana. Their Original Colorado Cannabis Tour is still their most popular and it’s easy to see why. For  $89, tour-goers receive transportation in a purpose-built, 420-friendly party bus or limo. Over the course of four hours, the bus visits a 40,000-square-foot grow facility, up to three dispensaries, a glass blowing demo, and a stop for lunch. Free marijuana samples are also provided, which the company encourages guests to swap and trade as they like. For around $550 per couple, the company will organize a private tour that includes most of the above, plus additional excursions, like a tour of Red Rocks Amphitheater, a city tour, a foothills hike, and a stop at an arcade bar.Feature image courtesy of My 420 Tours/Facebook. Editors’ Recommendations 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Menlast_img read more

Dubai Story of Man Not Allowing Lifeguards to Save His Daughter…

Rabat – After making headlines worldwide, the news of an Asian father who let his daughter die rather than be touched by strange rescuers turned out to be a 19 year old story.On Monday, Agence France Press ran a story claiming that “police in Dubai arrested an Asian man who prevented a team of lifeguards from rescuing his drowning daughter, telling them if they touched his daughter it would ‘dishonor her’.”Reputed international websites including The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, Metro and even Sky News jumped on the story and reported it as a recent event. In fact, the story is 19 year old news, as it happened in 1996. A curious reader followed up and told The Guardian that lifeguards had been asked to recount the strangest things that had happened to them.“They mentioned this case of the Asian man who prevented his daughter’s rescue, but here’s the catch – it was from 1996.” read more

Goodman school looking to appoint interim dean

The Goodman School of Business is seeking to appoint an internal candidate to the position of Interim Dean until June 30, 2017, commencing immediately.The Dean’s Office provides academic and administrative oversight of the Goodman School of Business, in promoting its undergraduate and graduate programs domestically and internationally. The Dean’s Office leads efforts that enable the Goodman School of Business and the University to achieve their strategic mandate.The successful candidate will ensure sustainable growth and competitiveness of the programs within the Goodman School of Business and enhance partnerships inside and outside the University. Providing transformational and visionary leadership, the Interim Dean charts the future direction, developing a clear, distinct and achievable long-term plan.Candidates that will be considered will have:• Outstanding scholarly credentials• A track record of being an accomplished academic and dynamic leader• Demonstrated ability to lead strong academic and administrative teams• Demonstrated experience with strategic planning, change management and organizational development• Proven experience promoting and supporting research, fostering academic innovation, managing resources and advancing multiple initiatives• Open and collegial management style with strong communication and interpersonal skills• A creative approach to problem solving•  A strong commitment to academic excellence in research and teaching• Sound judgment, proven ability to be flexible and adaptable• Dedication to the student experience and success• Strong degree of integrity/ethics• Reporting to the Provost and serving as a member of the University’s Senior Administrative Council (SAC), the Interim Dean will be responsible for:• Advising on academic matters, strategic developments, research and funding initiatives• Working with other stakeholders in completing renovations and construction of the Goodman School of Business Building• Participating in University-wide initiatives and fostering strong rapport with various Faculties and departments•  Ensuring the overall financial health of the Faculty•  Liaising with other Faculties and departments, institutions, academic bodies, alumni and community members, developing rapport and partnerships• Promoting and supporting research, and fostering academic innovation• Recruiting, managing and developing administrative staff, and overseeing the recruitment and development of faculty and staffPlease forward nominations (which must be accepted by the candidate) and applications for the position to Patricia Mosca ([email protected]) in Human Resources by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. Submissions should include a brief summary of the candidate’s interest in the position and his/her administrative experience. read more