Weed entrepreneur brings in over $1 million a year running 'bud and breakfast' hotels

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Weed entrepreneur brings in over $1 million a year running 'bud and breakfast' hotels

 

Jane Wells@janewells 

 Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 | 8:30 AM ET

Joel Schneider had a long and successful career as a lawyer on Wall Street. "I practiced law for 30 years and hated it." So once his kids graduated from college, he decided to pursue his passion: Pot. Now he runs three Bud+Breakfast hotels in Colorado. "There is no place like this," he said while giving a tour of his first B&B in Denver, a 7,000 square foot home built in 1892 that gives new meaning to "high end." 

The six suites range in price from $299 to $399 a night. Guests have included musicians and former NFL players, as well as cannabis fans ages 21 to 80, who enjoy the well-appointed rooms, fully stocked bar, and meals prepared by a chef.

Joel Schneider, the owner of Bud & Breakfast."Wake and Bake breakfast is something that we invented," Schneider said. "Every day there's a different 420 Happy Hour."Revenues last year averaged $110,000 a month, as Schneider expanded to three properties with hopes of franchising to other pot-friendly states like California. 

But the journey to this strange success was filled with some pot holes, too. For one thing, Schneider jumped in with both feet. He didn't know Colorado, he didn't know the marijuana business, and he'd never run a hotel. When he arrived in 2014, he "bought a bunch of businesses," including a tour company, a lounge, a bus, a newspaper, a radio station, and a glass-blowing company. 

"I was so amped up to get into this business," he said, "so I acquired these companies, and I find out that really there's no revenue." A guest at the Bud & Breakfast.

At the time, Schneider was commuting from his home in New York and staying at a hotel in downtown Denver. "I find myself smoking in my bathroom. I find myself hiding with a towel under the door and the shower on," he said. Even though he was in a state where recreational marijuana is legal, "there was no place to smoke, and it wasn't fun."

That's when he got the idea for opening a cannabis-friendly hotel, even though smoking isn't allowed in hotels. Schneider discovered that B&Bs are considered private property, which would give him more flexibility. "Now it was up to me to find the right private property," he said. He persuaded his wife, Lisa — who does not smoke marijuana — to join him in the venture.

Schneider sold all of his other cannabis ventures and used $100,000 to buy his first B&B. Since then he has invested over $1 million, partly by going public with a penny stock he named The MaryJane Group. 

Occupancy rates are high — most weekends are sold out. Guests are booking reservations for April 20 (4/20) a year in advance, and in 2016, Schneider estimated the company took in $1.2 million. Jane Wells enjoys breakfast with Bud & Breakfast owner Joel Schneider. However, unlike other hotels or B&Bs, Bud+Breakfasts don't allow any guests under the age of 21, and the front doors remain locked. Still, it's been a stressful couple of years. 

  • Two "Canna Camps" that Schneider tried to organize fell through. In one case, the lease was pulled at the last minute. 
  • He originally provided a "bud bar" with free marijuana for guests, but since the guests had paid to stay at the B&B, Schneider was cited by local law enforcement for selling drugs without a license. 
  • Finding and retaining competent staff has been a challenge. Schneider fired the entire crew at one of his Bud+Breakfasts after receiving complaints. "Our staff was partying to 5 o'clock in the morning," he said. 
  • He regrets taking the company public to raise money, only to be delisted. "If I could turn the clock back, I wish I could, and I wish I had the opportunity to raise private capital and stay private." Bud & Breakfast.

Financing has always been a challenge, which is typical for the legal marijuana industry. Banks and credit card companies shun these businesses, fearing they are fronts for money laundering. "When we first started, I couldn't get a bank," Schneider said. Even though he'd been a client at Chase for 20 years, "Chase closed me down." He tried using Square to process payments. "After two weeks, they held $19,000 for three months saying I ran a risky business...money that I could not afford for them to keep." 

Schneider said he survived it all, and now he sees only upside. Many guests are repeat customers, telling him his properties are the first time they've openly enjoyed cannabis in a social setting since college. 

"I get up at 4:20 it seems like every morning to get high," Schneider said. "I tell my guests, 'Come down in your underwear, probably there's going to be someone else sitting in their underwear, too, and you can just pass a joint with each other.' That's what I want, I want them to feel like they're home." 

That "home," however, is only one DEA raid away from closure. Marijuana remains a Schedule I drug at the federal level, and an incoming U.S. Attorney General could move to shut down an industry just starting to exist on the legal side of the law. The post-election threat hangs over Bud+Breakfast like a purple haze, but Schneider remains optimistic. "How do you turn back the clocks? How do you turn back the tax revenues the federal government receives?" he asked. "I really do see the big picture. I will get through this."

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BUD + BREAKFAST Sets the standard for canna-lodging

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BUD + BREAKFAST Sets the standard for canna-lodging

Denver, CO – BUD + BREAKFAST, the successful operators of Denver’s most popular bed and breakfasts, is reinventing the ‘mom and pop’ boutique hotel business with their 420-friendly model.The husband and wife duo started their business in 2014 and have since converted three Colorado bed and breakfasts from empty, echoing hallways to revitalized rooms turning major profits. Experts at creating a ‘home away from home’ atmosphere, Joel and Lisa Schneider welcome each guest to smoke, vape, or dab in the common areas of the house. Their signature Wake n’ Bake and 420 Happy Hours are also big hits among guests. Glass smoking vessels in antique showcases line the living room, giving it a discreet and private ambiance any cannabis user recognizes as a chill place to relax and partake. Water and granola are always within an arm’s reach. It’s a welcomed and much needed change for fledging bed and breakfasts struggling to fill rooms. For many guests, it normalizes the act of consuming.

“We love being able to come out to the living room and socialize while vaping or smoking, we used to only do it the basement or out the window at home,” said one couple. It was their second stay at the Adagio, the Schneider’s ‘crown jewel’ - the epitome of high-end comfort that Joel and his wife want everyone to experience. The feeling of security and comfort takes paranoia out of the equation. “It was out of necessity, recounted Joel, “I’ve stayed at hotels and had to blow my smoke in the toilet - I don’t think this is the proper use of cannabis.” After looking at the state laws in Colorado, Joel saw a niche space in the multi-billion- dollar cannabis industry.

The rooms have exceeded the original owners’ expectations with triple the nightly rates. It virtually happened overnight, as soon as they are given the green light to implement and teach the existing staff their 420-friendly ways.

Now, the Schneider’s bring their proven model to other cannabis-legal states like Massachusetts, California, and Nevada with a licensing play. It’s the first time since cannabis prohibition that a company has created a space where everyone knows their strain - and can consume it responsibly, privately, and in a social setting.

The licensees keep their establishment’s original name, it’s just a new and unique business model with a method of operation already in place. Navigating cannabis regulations can seem daunting, but with his background in law, Joel complies to the letter of the law and vows to take on full responsibility to do the legal legwork for small businesses licensees.

Licensing a BUD + BREAKFAST could save thousands of small business owners from the dreaded off-season. “Every season is pot season,” explained Joel. Licensees would also benefit from the year-round opportunities to sell merchandise, paraphernalia, and a points rewards program to their loyal cannabis loving guests. With 8-foot fences, there’s no random party-goers crashing the business. There’s also no a no smoking policy in the bedrooms. “You can’t smoke in the rooms – it’s cleaning factor, but more importantly, I want others to check into their home away from home.” Joel added, “It’s funny to hear that guests are up late, sometimes waiting to hear the steps of someone else, so they can go downstairs and meet up.”

The hospitality is impeccable, discreet, and the privacy is hard to beat. The BUD + BREAKFAST model is perfect for small inns with less than 20 rooms. However, a dining room, living room and kitchen - or some social space, is a must. “We want to encourage the communal, friendly aspect of cannabis use,” said Joel.

They encourage passing, to say the least. Joel is a firm believer in comfort and doing it in a way that’s socially acceptable and sociable to people of like minds. The model goes in-line with that bed and breakfasts were built upon. BUD + BREAKFAST is bringing back that communal, friendly, feeling. There’s a paraphernalia bar and wine that’s shared during the daily 420 Happy Hour. It’s all BYOC (Bring Your Own Cannabis) but chances are, you’ll start your stay off with a gift from previous guests.

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AMERICA’S FIRST CANNABIS RESORT OPENS IN COLORADO

Camp Bud+Breakfast Mountain Resort at Aspen Canyon Ranch Makes History

Denver, Colorado (March 11, 2016) – The MaryJane Group, Inc. (OTC PINK: MJMJ) today announced the signing of a Lease and Service Agreement to operate Camp Bud+Breakfast at Aspen Canyon Ranch, a 414 acre all-inclusive getaway in Parshall, Colorado.

Located in the Rocky Mountains approximately 1.5 hours from downtown Denver and within 25 minutes of the Company’s Bud+Breakfast at Silverthorne location, the ranch is near some of the state’s most beloved outdoor destinations, The resort combines recreational marijuana use and education with a traditional ranch experience to create the country’s first-ever cannabis resort. Camp Bud+Breakfast at Aspen Canyon Ranch will begin accepting reservations on March 15 for this year’s summer season, July 1 – September 30, 2016. 

A stay at Camp Bud+Breakfast includes accommodations in one of the property’s 12 rustic, yet well-appointed, cabins and two guest houses. Guests will enjoy renowned Bud+Breakfast dishes throughout the day including “Wake and Bake Breakfast, “420” Happy Hour, dinner and late night dessert.  Complimentary drinks including soda, water, beer and wine will also be available to guests throughout their stay. Guests will also enjoy unlimited access to equipment and guides for outdoor activities, plus arts and wellness classes like Canvas and Cannabis and Cannabis Yoga. The resort will offer a variety of courses, workshops and interactive learning series focused on cannabis-related sciences, cultivation and pairings. Sessions will be led by a respected group of pharmacologic cannabis pioneers, wellness coaches, yogis, culinary wizards and dispensary owners. Camp Bud+Breakfast at Aspen Canyon Ranch, which is situated on the Williams Fork River, has hot tubs, nightly entertainment and recreational activities such as bocce, river tubing, fly fishing, horseshoes and beach volleyball, and provides daily shuttles to lakes and hot springs within 20 minutes of the property and shuttles to and from Silverthorne, Colorado. For an additional fee, guests can go on horseback riding and ATV tours.

For legal purposes, a stay at Camp Bud+Breakfast includes everything except the cannabis itself. Guests who wish to buy marijuana can turn to the property’s cannabis concierge, who’ll provide a menu of recommended strains, plus suggested pairings with specific activities and meals. The retreat has exclusive partnerships with area dispensaries, which means guests enjoy special rates and private dispensary tours. 

“There truly is no place like this in the entire world,” said Joel Schneider, CEO of The MaryJane Group and operator of Camp Bud+Breakfast at Aspen Canyon Ranch. “We’re bringing an element of luxury to that adventurous, exploratory vibe of childhood summer camp in a beautiful setting where visitors can enjoy marijuana in a safe, comfortable, social environment. And our offerings are extensive enough that even friends and companions who aren’t interested in the cannabis lifestyle will also enjoy this special retreat.”

“We look forward to working with The MaryJane Group and we are committed to create this unique and amazing experience for their guests,” said Ryan Collins, owner and operator of the Aspen Canyon Ranch.

Many tourists are surprised to learn that though recreational marijuana use is legal in Colorado, public consumption is illegal. Most hotels do not allow cannabis consumption. If they do, it’s in accordance with the Colorado Clean Air Act which states that 75 percent of rooms must be smoke-free, and smoking in public areas is prohibited. But thanks to its small number of rooms and secluded mountainside location, Camp Bud+Breakfast is able to allow marijuana consumption in all public areas. For safety reasons, the resort does not allow smoking inside cabins and encourages guests to experience the communal vibe in one of many public areas (including the hot tubs, riverside, smoking lounge, bonfire, activities room, restaurant and walking trails). Each guest has access to a private deck where smoking is also allowed.

Camp Bud+Breakfast Resort can welcome up to 56 guests at a time in one bedroom cabin accommodations, the Cliff House and the River House. The cabins include outdoor private deck areas, refrigerators, premium linens and river rock gas fireplaces. The houses are finely appointed and have complete kitchens, being nestled amongst pine, fir, spruce and aspen trees and within walking distance of a pristine river and on-site fully stocked fishing ponds. Visitors from out of state can fly into Denver International Airport where transportation to Camp Bud+Breakfast will be provided at an additional cost. 

About the MaryJane Group

The MaryJane Group is a hospitality management company based in Colorado. They are the leader and creator of the canna-lifestyle hospitality sector, committed to strengthening the recreational cannabis industry through a unique brand portfolio of guest venues and trusted partnerships with leaders in the cannabis field. Founded in 2014 by Joel Schneider, the company has capitalized on the passing of the Colorado Amendment 64 by establishing lodging accommodations dedicated to the growing canna-tourism industry.  http://themaryjanegrp.com / www.budandbfast.com

 

 

 

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Mile-high city just got higher: Denver’s first cannabis-friendly B&B

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Mile-high city just got higher: Denver’s first cannabis-friendly B&B

Enter Joel and Lisa Schneider, owners of the Mary Jane Group, which is leading the way in “the canna-lifestyle hospitality sector”. They run The Adagio Bud + Breakfast in downtown Denver. Unlike a hotel with a public lobby, a privately owned bed and breakfast can allow customers to legally consume marijuana products on their private premises. The Adagio opened in 2014, effectively cornering the market.

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Smoking Allowed: Find a Cannabis Friendly Hotel for your Next Vacation

Bud + Breakfast is a cannabis themed hotel where smoking marijuana is an essential part of the overnight experience. As marijuana becomes legalized, clever entrepreneurs are capitalizing on the new market with cannabis tours, dining experiences and now… 420 friendly lodging.

In states like Colorado, Oregon, and Washington recreational marijuana use is legal but it is still illegal to smoke in public. Most hotels and resorts have strict no smoking policies, which includes balconies and outdoor areas on hotel property and apply to both tobacco and marijuana smoking. Fortunately for the cannabis loving tourist a number of “cannabis friendly” lodging options are popping up with increasing rapidity. These range from the cannabis-centric Bud + Breakfast in Colorado to the merely cannabis tolerant like the Bacon Mansion in Seattle.

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Hotel San Ayre is a friendly stopover for toking tourists

Now that cannabis consumption is legal, 420-friendly accommodations are cropping up across the state — even in Colorado Springs.

The concept is simple enough: Provide space, facilities and other considerations for guests to smoke, vape or otherwise consume their weed safely.

But what really goes on inside hotels that not only condone but welcome traveling dope fiends?

As it turns out, nothing shocking — just a lot of mellow chatter and the wafting of a little smoke.

The historic Hotel San Ayre, a 63-year-old establishment on the corner of West Colorado Avenue and 34th Street, was recently purchased by Denver-based Bud & Breakfast, which also operates weed-friendly accommodations in Denver and Silverthorne.

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Advocates in Denver, Home to Legal Marijuana, Seek Public Place to Smoke

Whether bought from a downtown shop or cadged from a friend’s basement greenhouse, legal marijuana is easy to find in Colorado. Places to smoke it, not so much.

Smoking in private homes and on front porches is allowed. But under a thicket of state, local and private regulations, marijuana use here, in a state at the forefront of legalization, is banned from parks and sidewalks, airport smoking areas, hotel rooms, gallery events, nightclubs and nearly every other corner of public life. Smoking in public is regularly ticketed, and this spring, the Denver police raided two private, marijuana-friendly clubs and handed out citations.

But in the latest battle over legalizing marijuana, advocates are seeking to allow legal pot use to tiptoe ever so slightly into public, into establishments like bars or clubs that cater to over-21 crowds. Supporters are calling it “limited social cannabis use.”

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Adagio Bud and Breakfast: Family, Comfort, Gourmet Wake and Bake...

Morning Light streams through the windows as guests settle in at the long breakfast table, the patio garden dappled in sunshine outside. Candied walnut pancakes, hues rancheros, and fresh fruit grace the platters, and the smell of fresh espresso mingles with the aroma of frying bacon. There’s also the smell of cannabis, as one seated guest rolls then lights a joint. A silver tray of glass pipes sits on a side table, a box of gourmet tea bags on another. this is The Adagio, after all, Denver’s premier Bud and Breakfast.

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MaryJane Group opens new Bud+Breakfast in Colorado

The MaryJane Group -- a Colorado-based, "canna-tourism" hospitality management company -- has opened the new Hotel San Ayre in Colorado Springs.

It is the third property under the umbrella of MaryJane's Bud+Breakfast brand. Others in the portfolio include the B+B Adiago in Denver, and the Grateful Dead-themed B+B at Silverthorne (a small town between Keystone and Vail), both of which opened in 2014.

Hotel San Ayre, formerly a motel-style property, is situated in downtown Colorado Springs near popular tourist attractions such as Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, Red Rock Canyon Park and Manitou Springs. It has 11 re-designed rooms, suites and cottages decorated in rustic style with contemporary touches. According to a release, the MaryJane Group has added a hot tub, fire pit and turned an on-site cottage into a game room/smoking lounge. Also included for guests: Bud+Breakfast's signature "Wake+Bake" continental breakfast (with cannabis-infused cuisine) and the "4:20 Happy Hour" with free beer, wine and snacks. The San Ayre's policy is BYOM, meaning guests bring their own marijuana.

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It's BYOM -- bring your own marijuana -- at this pot-friendly hotel in Colorado

This could make you euphoric: Smoking is allowed at the new Hotel San Ayre in Colorado Springs, Colo. After all, it's part of the Bud+Breakfast group.

This cannabis-friendly hotel, which promises "we'll keep the bowl burning for you," is making the most of Colorado's marijuana tourism. The state's voters in 2012 OK'd Amendment 64, which allows the recreational use of pot.

Locals 21 or older may walk into a store and buy an ounce of pot, but tourists are limited to a quarter-ounce in a single transaction. And they can't take it out of the state. (Check out this Colorado Pot Guide for more information.)

The Hotel San Ayre, which opened in mid-July, and other pot-friendly hotels want folks to come and stay a while to feel comfortable while they party.

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Pot-friendly hotel opens in Colorado Springs

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The Hotel San Ayre in Colorado Springs has re-opened as a pot-friendly hotel.

The Denver-based MaryJane Group, which operates a Bud+Breakfast location in Denver (the Adagio on Race Street), said it's made several upgrades to the Hotel San Ayre, which re-opened on Wednesday.

According to the MaryJane Group, the Hotel San Ayre now offers "a continental Wake+Bake Breakfast; a 4:20 Happy Hour with complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres; and a safe, social, cannabis-friendly environment."

In June, the MaryJane Group opened the marijuana-friendly "CannaCamp" resort near Durango.

It also operates the Bud+ Breakfast Mountain Vista in Silverthorne.

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The MaryJane Group Puts CannaCamp on Hold

The opening of a 170-acre cannabis resort in Colorado has come to a halt as its proprietors must now seek a new location.

The MaryJane Group (OTCQB: MJMJ), a hospitality management company based in Colorado, had announced earlier this summer that it would be opening an all-inclusive getaway in Durango, Colorado, for adults who enjoy cannabis. On July 3, 2015, the MaryJane Group announced that CannaCamp, a “bud and breakfast” mountain resort, is now exploring options to bring the CannaCamp concept to life elsewhere in Colorado for summer 2016, while continuing to explore additional locations for expansion.

According to The Durango Herald, The MaryJane Group had formed a joint venture with Silverton, Colorado, resident Vanessa Roberts to establish CannaCamp on the ranch her in-laws had owned for more than 45 years. However, the ranch was recently sold and the new owners are not interested in leasing the land to be used for the CannaCamp concept.

“I’m disappointed beyond words that the originally planned CannaCamp Bud+Breakfast location did not work out to our standards,” said Joel Schneider, CEO of The MaryJane Group, in a statement. “We’ve dedicated enormous amounts of time, resources and money to the CannaCamp Bud+Breakfast concept; but, sadly, our land partners failed to secure the 170-acre ranch in Durango we had been promised. We’ve decided the best decision to maintain the integrity of the Bud+Breakfast brand is to discontinue our partnership with that land partner and continue with our own expansion.”

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Colorado Camp Resort for Pot Users Falls Through

A planned pot-friendly ranch resort in southwest Colorado has been snuffed before it opened. The 170-acre CannaCamp resort touted weed-friendly activities such as hiking and fishing.

But a deal with the landowner fell through, and the marijuana-tourism company promoting CannaCamp announced Thursday that the resort won't open after all.

The MaryJane Group, which runs marijuana-friendly inns in Denver and Silverthorne, announced that it hopes to find a new home for CannaCamp by 2016. Guests who already booked stays starting at $395 per person per night are being offered stays in the bed-and-breakfasts instead.

CannaCamp had a tentative agreement to operate on an existing ranch just outside Durango. But the deal fell through after the CannaCamp announcement last month made international headlines and became the butt of jokes on late-night TV.

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CannaCamp: Pot-friendly ranch resort postpones opening to summer 2016

The marijuana-friendly ranch resort in southwest Colorado that has been plastered all over international media for a month isn’t opening this week, or even this year, as planned, The Cannabist has learned.

In fact, CannaCamp’s opening, once scheduled for July 1, has been pushed to next summer after a misunderstanding between the hospitality group and its land partners, according to organizer MaryJane Group.

“I’m disappointed beyond words that the originally planned CannaCamp Bud+Breakfast location did not work out to our standards,” MaryJane Group CEO Joel Schneider said in a release. “We’ve dedicated enormous amounts of time, resources and money to the CannaCamp Bud+Breakfast concept; but sadly, our land partners failed to secure the 170-acre ranch in Durango we had been promised.”

CannaCamp was first announced in early June as a resort located on a 170-acre stretch of wilderness near Durango. Guests paying $395 per night, with a three-night minimum, could smoke marijuana on their luxurious cabins’ front porches when they weren’t hiking or doing yoga, Schneider promised at the time.

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Idea For Camp Resort For Pot Users Goes Up In Smoke

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A planned pot-friendly ranch resort in southwest Colorado has been snuffed before it opened. The 170-acre CannaCamp resort touted weed-friendly activities such as hiking and fishing.

But a deal with the landowner fell through, and the marijuana-tourism company promoting CannaCamp announced Thursday that the resort won’t open, after all.

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16 Things to Do at the First All-Inclusive Marijuana Ranch Resort

Even if all-inclusive resorts are a routine Summer indulgence for you, we promise you've never experienced a vacation package quite like this. Starting on July 1, you'll be able to pioneer a new breed of all-inclusive hospitality: CannaCamp, a marijuana ranch resort located in Colorado, naturally. Resting on 170 acres of mountain-studded land in Durango, CO, CannaCamp offers rustic cabins for $395-$449/night per person, on-site dining, and a range of activities. Coined as the "nation's first cannabis-friendly ranch resort," it might be hard for some to visualize just exactly what that entails. If you're one of those people, read on!

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Durango resort, CannaCamp, is aimed at marijuana users

A resort that combines recreational marijuana use, beer and wine consumption, and courses like "Cannabis Yoga" is opening in Durango.

Denver-based MaryJane Group Inc. (which used to be known as Pladeo Corp. and which also operates a "bud and breakfast" operation in Denver), said "CannaCamp" will open on 170 acres in Durango.

The resort features nine cabins that can be rented between July 1 and Oct. 31. Marijuana smoking isn't allowed in the cabins, but pot smoking will be allowed everywhere else.

And resort-goers will have to bring their own marijuana, or,company officials said visitors "can turn to the property’s cannabis concierge, who’ll provide a menu of recommended strains, plus suggested pairings with specific activities and meals."

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Marijuana-themed resort opens in Durango, Colo.

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A “bud 'n’ breakfast” mountain resort is set to open July 1 in the San Juan mountains surrounding Durango, Colo.

CannaCamp bills itself as a "170-acre slice of heaven, where recreational marijuana and our traditional Colorado ranch create an unprecedented opportunity for cannabis users to experience the outdoors in a safe environment, " according to its website.

Guests can legally and openly smoke anywhere on the campgrounds, except inside the five two-bedroom cabins and four suites that accommodate up to seven guests each.

The cabins and suites all have their own outdoor private smoking decks.

The resort/camp does not sell marijuana to guests but has a cannabis concierge who can help with selections when users do purchase elsewhere.

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Dude, the World's First Cannabis Camp Is Upon Us

The only surprise is that this didn’t happen earlier.

The world’s first cannabis resort – or “bud and breakfast”, as it styles itself – has opened in Colorado. Just in time for your summer vacation! Welcome to CannaCamp, now accepting reservations for the 2015 season, July 1 through October 31.

The resort – a mountain resort, no less – is in Durango, south of the Rockies and near Mesa Verde National Park. And it’s a proper resort – or, rather, a boutique one: 170 acres, sleeping just 40, run on an all-inclusive basis. No, all-inclusive doesn’t mean as much weed as you can smoke; legally, they can’t give you any, so either bring your own, select some from the menu, or get advice from the camp’s “cannabis concierge” who can suggest a particular strain for you, and even recommend food and drink pairings.

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CannaCamp Marijuana Ranch In Colorado: How To Reserve A Spot At America's First All-Inclusive Pot Resort

Scenic views, campfires and – could someone pass the blunt? Summer camp just got a whole lot more sophisticated with the opening of a new ranch-style, all-inclusive resort in Colorado that takes marijuana-friendly vacationing to new heights. Called CannaCamp, it is America’s first mountain getaway for adults that encourages guests to consume pot (legally, that is).

CannaCamp is expected to offer all the quintessential outdoor activities – hiking, fishing, horseshoes and marshmallow roasting – in addition to its less-traditional pursuits like cannabis cooking classes, high yoga and cannabis-infused massages. “We’re bringing an element of luxury to that adventurous, exploratory vibe of childhood summer camp, in a beautiful setting where visitors can enjoy marijuana in a safe, comfortable, social environment,” CannaCamp spokesman Joel Schneider told the Associated Press.

The ranch is set on 170 acres of pristine Colorado landscape in the San Juan Mountains. It is located in Durango, Colorado, about 300 miles southwest of Denver. Rates range from $395 to $449 per night, per person. Guests can expect rustic cabins, three on-site meals a day, and tons of beautiful greenery – trees and otherwise.

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