Canna-Tourism: How It Looks for Humboldt in Today’s Leafly
The article begins by pumping the cannabis mystique of our area. It marvels,
For any cannabis aficionado, hearing the words “Humboldt County” can get the goosebumps going. One of the top cannabis producers in the Emerald Triangle—reaching back to the 1960s and 70s—Humboldt is known far and wide as the Napa Valley of weed; the place that produces the best quality outdoor cannabis in the entire country.
Then the article delves into the more traditional tourist delights. It raves,
Bursting with wild coastlines, pristine rivers, unique small towns, and towering stands of ancient redwoods, Humboldt County is a truly breathtaking experience.
The article then lists eight places (only one of which is in Southern Humboldt–the largest producer of cannabis in the county) where a smoker can “discover some incredible places to light up.” To be clear while the article is right that those places are amazing, almost all of are still illegal places to consume cannabis. Smoking or even eating cannabis in public is not allowed and no matter how private and remote a park is, it is still public.
Nonetheless, the article is a foretaste of how Humboldt and the surrounding counties could be presented to cannabis consumers in the future. Like Napa County and its wine being offered as a tourist destination, Humboldt’s cannabis linked with its Redwoods, its Lost Coast, its Victorians, and its natural beauty could become a tourist draw.