I remember back in the day my only relationship to weed was that song by Afroman, “Because I got high.” Back then the stigma was weed made you do all these crazy things. Although the plant remains the same, times have changed and so has the perception (for various reasons).
On January 1, 2020 recreational consumption, possession, and sales of cannabis products became legal in the state of Illinois (note still illegal Federal level). With that came various questions, “Why now?” “What about all the people serving long term prison sentences for possession of cannabis?” And for those that have been curious…. “How can I learn more about cannabis and get my hands on some?”
Well… in steps Chi High Tours. Chi High Tours provides exclusive, entertaining, and educational experiences in Chicago’s cannabis community. The luxury learning experience is done with style and comfort. Hop onboard one of the state of the art Mercedez-Benz tour vans as you learn and explore legal cannabis in Chicago.
There are several types of tours to choose from and each cater to the guests onboard the tour. One of the most popular tours is the Classic Educational Tour. This tour covers everything you need to know about Cannabis, the city, and how to enjoy both. There’s also a Jazz Culture Cannabis Tour and coming summer of 2021 there will be a comedy & cannabis tour.
I was able to speak to the founder of Chi High Tours, James Gordon, before embarking on my cannabis journey. James is passionate about cannabis and is on a mission to erase any misconceptions and wrong stigmas associated with the plant. He wants to make cannabis more accessible and better understood by people from all walks of life. His hope is his tours will shed the light on the medicinal and safe recreational uses of cannabis.
Knowing my love of food combined with my love of Chicago James suggested I try the “Beer & Bud” Tour. The tour takes you to one of Chicago’s World Class breweries to expand your knowledge on non smokeable forms of cannabis – edibles! You also get to go to dispensary’s to purchase products if you wish.
I’m a cannabis newbie. I’ve attended some fine dining infused dinners in the past, used a vape pen once or twice, and had a one time horrible experience after mixing an edible with a large consumption of alcohol. On this tour I definitely felt in a safe space and not judged as I ask questions.
My first walk into the Dispensary would have been VERY overwhelming had I not been there with one of the Chi High Tour guides that walk me through the menu while keeping the energy light and fun. Also did I mention they give you a fun goody bag at the end?!? I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but it is one of the better goodie bags I’ve received on a tour.
If you’re Canna – Curious give Chi High Tour a try! Chihightours.com
It’s National Travel Tourism Week May 2nd through May 8th. What a fun and educational way to celebrate the week! Also, make sure to follow them on social media @chihightours for special deals and new tour announcements.
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