Cannabis-infused farm listed on Airbnb
According to Airbnb, guests will be staying in a privately owned neighborhood, the Sonoma Hills Farms. (Tim Coy)
SONOMA COUNTY, CA – Airbnb has partnered with a California cannabis farm to provide guests with a getaway in more ways than one.
According to the vacation home rental website, the Sonoma Hills Farm is “an idyllic Northern California farm that produces world-class cannabis alongside a large culinary garden using regenerative farming practices.”
Guests, ages 21 and older, will be offered a one-night stay at a nearby property hosted by Aaron Keefer, the farm’s cannabis grower, between April 30 and May 3 at $60 per night.
Reservations will begin on April 20.
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According to the listing, guests will not have access to or interact with marijuana on the farm due to federal regulations. However, they will have access to cannabis hemp, a federally legal substance. They will also spend time learning regenerative farming practices and preparing hemp-based meals and products. Downtime will also be cut out at night.
“Our goal is to normalize the cultivation of hemp and cannabis by demonstrating that it’s like any other plant, with benefits for humans and the earth. By offering an insider’s look at how we grow carefully our produce – whether vegetables or cannabis strains – we hope to provide a stay that is both relaxing and fulfilling,” Keefer told the website. “By connecting with the land, guests will come away with a different perspective than when they arrived and will have supported our farm in a meaningful way.”
Airbnb said they hope the listing will boost cannabis tourism across the country.
According to Forbes, a 2020 report found that 29% of all active leisure travelers (and 18% of all Americans) want to do cannabis-related activities while on vacation.
Marijuana would be decriminalized at the federal level under legislation approved by the House on Friday, as Democrats pushed for allowing states to set their own pot policies.
The bill is unlikely to become law since it is expected to die in the Senate. This would mirror what happened when a similar measure passed by the House removing marijuana from the list of federally controlled substances went nowhere in the Senate two years ago.
The measure would require federal courts to overturn previous marijuana convictions and hold reconviction hearings for those serving their sentences. It also authorizes a 5% tax on marijuana and marijuana products that would gradually increase to 8% over five years. The money would be used for grant programs focused on job training, legal aid, drug treatment and loans to help disadvantaged small businesses get started in the marijuana industry.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. This story was reported from Los Angeles.
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