Potcast 81: The Ganja Traveler

If you’re curious about cannabis culture and activism you’re going to enjoy Potcast 81 with my friend and fellow travel lover, Brian Applegarth. We talk cannabis history, tourism, and the compassionate and creative activists that started it all. Discover your best way to experience the cannabis culture in the Bay Area in the show notes below.


‘After the Show’ Notes

Brian Applegarth is the founder and president of the California Cannabis Tourism Association, proprietor of Emerald Country Tours, and innovator of The Cannabis Heritage Trail non-profit; his mission is to demystify and normalize the cannabis conversation.   Connect with Brian:    @theganjatraveler    |    brianapplegarth.com

Brian Applegarth is the founder and president of the California Cannabis Tourism Association, proprietor of Emerald Country Tours, and innovator of The Cannabis Heritage Trail non-profit; his mission is to demystify and normalize the cannabis conversation.

Connect with Brian: @theganjatraveler | brianapplegarth.com

Emerald Country Tours

There are so many ways to experience the northern California cannabis culture. Explore a variety of tour packages to suit your interests, time frame, and budget. Some of the travel options we talk about on the show are being finalized with hotel partners. So if you don’t see what you’re looking for now either check back or email your request to hello@emeraldcountrytours.com and tell them Jo from Casually Baked sent you!

The Cannabis Heritage Trail

The Cannabis Trail is a non-profit organization, preserving and celebrating northern California's cannabis heritage. PHASE ONE of The Cannabis Trail includes Sonoma & Mendocino counties. This is an on-going project and labor of love.

This will be a self-guided exploration perfect for you explorers who want to make your own rules and do it on your own timeline!

Other Bay Area Tours

If you want to dive into an exploration of the business side of cannabis, Green Guide Marijuana Tours offers a Future of Cannabis tour highlighting both San Francisco and Oakland stops. They offer a variety of walking and bus tours including a “Bud Crawl.”

California Cannabis Tourism Association

The CCTA serves to unify the cannabis and tourism industries with integrity. We are a cornerstone of positive, forward-thinking legislative action, local outreach, and mainstream education, represented in conferences and panels across the state. If you’re in the industry and want to join click here!

Meet Cannabis Pioneers and Explore Their Legacy

Check out these short films created and produced by Brian Applegarth exploring the fascinating history of the cannabis movement. Find more cannabis short films on his website.


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