After reading our guide on the best cannabis things to do in Colorado Springs, you’ll learn:
- The current state of cannabis laws in the city
- Fun cannabis events you can attend in the area
- Exciting things to do before or after consuming cannabis
The legalization of cannabis within Colorado has opened up a whole new world of related events, attractions, and things to do. While the laws in Colorado Springs differ somewhat from the rest of the state, it’s still an exciting, beautiful place to visit. So, whether you’re just passing through or you live in the area, make sure to read our guide to the best cannabis things to do in the area below.
A Quick Note About Cannabis in Colorado Springs
The state of Colorado legalized recreational cannabis use throughout the state beginning in 2014. However, in 2017, Colorado Springs voted to stop recreational cannabis sales in the city. So, while there are medical cannabis dispensaries currently open and operating, there are no recreational dispensaries within the city limits.
Cannabis consumers over the age of 21 can legally purchase recreational cannabis elsewhere in the state and consume it within Colorado Springs as long as they do so privately and on their own property. Regardless of whether it’s recreational or medical, cannabis use is not allowed in public or outdoor places, on federal lands, and before or during the operation of a vehicle.
These local laws tend to be strictly enforced. If you’re unsure whether your use of cannabis is legal in the particular part of the state where you currently are, it’s best to check with law or legal resources before consuming.
The Best Cannabis Things to Do in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs offers several cannabis-specific events and fun things to do. Below are just a few of our favorites.
Cannabis-Friendly Paint Class
Cannabis is known to spark your creativity. What better way to put that to the test than with a cannabis-friendly paint class? The Painter’s Pot offers classes throughout the week you can consume cannabis while indulging your artistic spirit. Class sizes are capped at 8 people to ensure the instructor can give each participant individual attention.
Reservations are required, and you can make reservations for that night’s class until four hours before the class begins. If you miss that night’s reservation window, you can still try again the next night as there are classes every day of the week.
Cannabis Social Clubs and Lounges
Outside of Denver, Colorado Springs is the only city in the state to offer legal social cannabis consumption outside at clubs or lounges. These social lounges all have requirements that must be met, such as being at least 21 years old. In some cases, too, smoking cannabis is prohibited while vaping or dabbing is allowed. It’s best to check with each club or lounge to determine their specific rules.
Visiting a social lounge can be a great way to meet new people while partaking in legal cannabis use. These clubs also put on events like live music, typical bar games, and stand-up comedy.
Secret Stash Yoga
Infusing yoga with cannabis can make you more limber physically and mentally. So, it’s no wonder that Secret Stash Yoga has found a way to combine the two into a unique experience that leaves participants wanting to come back week after week.
They currently offer weekly cannabis-friendly workshops every Sunday in downtown Colorado Springs. If that time doesn’t work for you, they’re also available for a private or group session. Workshops are perfect for beginners and yoga veterans alike.
Best Things to Do Before or After Consuming Cannabis
Beyond events that specifically cater to cannabis consumers, there are a variety of options for those looking to have fun before or after consuming. Again, you should make sure that you have arranged for transportation to and from these places, and you should always plan on consuming cannabis in the privacy of your own home.
Garden of the Gods
Colorado Springs is among the most beautiful places in the country if not the entire planet, and if there’s one place you should visit to convince yourself of this, it’s the Garden of the Gods. You’ll be able to take in fabulous views while hiking, going on guided tours, or just visiting their world-class visitor center. Words can’t describe the awe-inspiring beauty of this place, so we’ll just encourage you to go as soon as you can.
First & Main Town Center
If you like concentrated bursts of shopping, eating, and walking outside, there’s no better place to visit in Colorado Springs than the First & Main Town Center. With dozens of stores, plenty of great national and local restaurants, and a walking path that means you can soak up the sunshine as you hop in and out of shopping destinations, it’s easy to find something for everyone here.
The Manitou Incline may not be for everyone. However, hikers, climbers, and other outdoor enthusiasts should enjoy the nearly 2,750 steps that help you gain 2,000 feet of elevation in just under a mile. Make sure to bring plenty of water with you if you attempt it, and there’s no better reward for conquering the incline than relaxing afterward with your preferred cannabis strain.
Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum
Colorado Springs is home to the Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum, This museum is home to classic motorcycles dating all the way back to the early 1900s. The wide array of bikes should be interesting to even those who’ve never had the experience of the wind whipping through their hair as they rev their way down the highway.
Royal Gorge Zipline Tour
Another fantastic outdoor attraction is the Royal Gorge Zipline Tours. They offer 20 zip lines for zip line newbies, extreme thrill-seekers, and anyone in between. You’ll find yourself zipping through the air at speeds that reach up to 55 miles per hour and faster. As you do so, you’ll be surrounded by jaw-dropping views that will take your breath away as much as the speed of the zip line does.
United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum
If you’re a fan of excellence, and who isn’t, then this museum is for you. Throughout its 60,000 square feet, you’ll find interactive exhibits that honor the athletes who have represented this country in Olympic events throughout the years. The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame are also housed here and alone is worth the price of admission.
The burgeoning culinary scene of Colorado Springs should be well represented on any itinerary. Whether you prefer your mouth starts to water at the thought of bacon-wrapped rabbit meatloaf or gigantic cinnamon rolls, you’ll find something to quench your taste buds at almost any local restaurant in the city.
Golden Meds in Colorado Springs
At Golden Meds, we offer a diverse menu of high-quality medical cannabis products from growers and producers throughout the state. Browse our menu online or stop by our medical cannabis dispensary in Colorado Springs today to see our wide assortment of flower, pre-rolls, edibles, and concentrates.
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