Should California hotels try to attract marijuana smokers?

BUD AND BREAKFAST

A few months after California legalized recreational use of marijuana, the Desert Hot Springs Inn in the Coachella Valley began advertising itself as cannabis friendly — a place where guests can smoke by the pool or heat up a vaporizer in the rooms.

Like the rest of California, the hospitality industry in the state has moved slowly and tentatively to embrace the use of cannabis on a widespread basis. Desert Hot Springs Inn is one of only a handful of hotels in the Golden State to openly welcome smoking, vaping and otherwise enjoying pot on their properties.

As a long time smoker, I would love to stay at hotels that would allow you to consume cannabis. It doesn’t have to be themed around if you don’t have to serve me weed-themed food, just allow me to smoke in my room at the very least.

Even if hotels want to charge you an extra fee that’s fine. But I have heard of hotels kicking people out, not wanting to refund their money. Charging them extra for ridiculous cleaning fees. It should be like any other hotel “sir would you like smoking or non-smoking room”.

Trying to understand the business side of it where hotels are going to eliminate most of their customer base. Nonsmokers, children, elderly people on vacation. To most, the time may not make sense. To have an entire hotel devoted strictly to cannabis users.

I believe that a hotel IN certain areas of the state that have a high consumption of medical cannabis is in use. Would benefit a business owner at this time and into the near future.

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