Apr 19, 2024 - News

Boston missing out on marijuana tourism, study finds

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Boston has all sorts of cannabis dispensaries and delivery services now, but it's not yet a top weed destination.

Why it matters: Boston is missing out on cannabis tourism revenue as travelers head to more affordable destinations, according to a new study by Upgraded Points.

State of play: Boston ranked 35th in the study with roughly 10 cannabis-friendly stays per 100,000 people at an average nightly price of $281.44.

  • Upgraded Points calculated the stays and nightly average prices on the number of cannabis-friendly rentals and hotels per 100,000 people in the city.

Zoom out: Burlington, Vermont and Portland, Maine, topped the ranking, along with three Colorado cities — Boulder, Denver and Colorado Springs.

  • All those cities had more cannabis-friendly stays and more affordable stays than Boston, which the study based on the number of cannabis-friendly rentals and hotels per 100,000 people.
  • Worcester (30) and Hartford, Connecticut (31) also ranked above Boston.

💭 Steph's thought bubble: You know it's bad when we get beat by Worcester and Hartford.

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