Joel Schneider believes in pot.
He always has. The longtime New York securities lawyer says he has always smoked it — probably always will. In fact, he believed in pot — legal pot — so much that he left his 30-year law career behind, packed up his life and moved to Denver, where he and his wife became the new owners of a bed and breakfast.
Except he calls his a bud and breakfast.
Here guests pay up to $399 per night to stay in Schneider’s cannabis-friendly inn — where they’re treated with morning “wake and bake” sessions over a gourmet breakfast, where afternoon happy hours start at 4:20 and where turndown service means a silver platter filled with glasses of milk and plates of THC-infused cookies.“It’s like the Hotel California. You check in and you never check out. People want to stay. They really want to stay.” he said.
Schneider said that since he opened his doors, not only has business been good, it’s been great, with visitors arriving from all over the world. He is already booking into next spring. It’s a classic if-you-build-it-they-will-come scenario: Schneider saw a need for legal places for tourists to indulge in cannabis. He built it. They came.