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This Northern California Destination Offers Weed-Friendly Vacations

Humboldt County is leading the way for the cannabis tourism industry
“Humboldt County has long been a haven for people looking to get off the grid. Back in the ’60s, the county’s alluring redwoods inspired San Francisco’s hippie counterculture to quit the rat race and move to the woods in a movement called “Back to the Land.””

Old School Sensi-bilities

“In the ’70s, when it was still called marijuana, my buddy and I grew a crop near Briceland. Last week, we returned to the scene of our then crime. To minimize security concerns for our research, we booked safe passage to a couple grows via Humboldt Cannabis Tours.”

HSU Offering Cannabis Class Through OLLI Program

“The class is called Humboldt’s Legal Cannabis Industry and it’s a two day class. The purpose of the class is to learn more about cannabis business and how it currently affects California.But it’s also to give people a new perspective to cannabis.Matt Kurth is the CEO of Humboldt Cannabis Tours, but he’s also going to be teaching a class on cannabis.”

Emerald Triangle Farm Tours

“In this unheralded era of transparency for the cannabis industry, Matt Kurth is stepping forward as a powerful storyteller for the cannabis industry. An energetic California native and cannabis enthusiast, Kurth officially launched Humboldt Cannabis Tours”

‘We’ve got to evolve’: Humboldt County cannabis industry looks to tourism

“Preserving Humboldt County’s legacy as a world-renowned cannabis destination is the key to saving the collapsing local industry. While cannabis tourism and enhanced marketing strategies have the potential to boost Humboldt County’s reputation, struggling farmers need help now.”

Arcata Officials Discuss Transition into ‘Cannabiz’

“The Arcata Economic Development Committee met on Wednesday to discuss how the city will accommodate cannabis-related businesses through a presentation by the Humboldt Cannabis Chamber of Commerce…”

Commission Mulls Marijuana Farm Tours

“A letter from the owner of a business that seeks to provide ‘educational and fun cannabis-themed tours of the Emerald Triangle’ has motivated the county to explore how such operations should be licensed…”

Humboldt Cannabis Tours hope to bring Tourism to Humboldt County

Our local community radio news covers the very beginning of Humboldt Cannabis Tours. This was our first time on KMUD news and the start of Humboldt County’s cannabis tourism industry.

The Weed Country Road Trip

“California’s so-called Emerald Triangle – Trinity, Humboldt, and Mendocino counties – stands to become a luxury destination for weed lovers, the Napa Valley of pot. So this could be your last chance to experience the region’s raw beauty and weird hippie-outlaw vibe before it changes forever…”

Farm to Table in Northern California

This is an amazing show. Humboldt Cannabis Tours helped set up the cannabis farm tour and cooking demonstration. This is a beautiful example of what we can provide. Skip to about 19 minutes to see the farm visit.

Tourism comes to Humboldt County, the ‘wine country’ of cannabis

“Cannabis has grown in the spectacular natural surroundings of Humboldt County, in northern California, for decades, with farms propagating top-shelf stuff here despite prohibition. The Emerald Cup originated in the county, and home-grown buds often sweep the competition.”

Humboldt County Embraces its Rich Cannabis Culture as Tourist Attraction

“For cannabis lovers, Northern California’s Humboldt County is a holy land. For decades, copious amounts of top-shelf quality bud have been grown here despite prohibition. Humboldt County’s legendary, multigenerational family farms that specialize in outdoor, sun-grown cannabis have often swept competitions”

The New Napa

“In California’s Emerald Triangle, canna-sseurs toss around terms like bouquet, terroir, and appellation. Close your eyes, and you may think you’ve stumbled onto a high-end vineyard. But open your nose, and the funky musk of fresh cannabis flower gives away a startling truth: This ain’t Napa.”

The Growth of Marijuana Tourism

“Inspired by his love of tourism and cannabis (the latter “has always been a big part of my life,” Kurth mentions), the Californian launched Humboldt Cannabis Tours in 2015. The company has introduced 420 enthusiasts as well as novices to cannabis producers in one of the United States’ biggest weed-growing regions”

Crawfish, Cranberries, and Cannabis: U.S. Farm Tours You Should Take

“Unlike some marijuana-centric tours, which are more about getting high than higher education, the immersive half-day excursions led by Matt Kurth, CEO of four-year-old Humboldt Cannabis Tours, focus on the history and science of legal cultivation throughout Northern California’s “Emerald Triangle,” the largest cannabis-producing region in the nation, consisting of Mendocino, Humboldt, and Trinity counties.”

10 places to visit in California in 2019

“Eureka is one of the best places on Earth to visit for a weekend of legal pot sampling, argues Matt Kurth, the founder of Humboldt Cannabis Tours. The town is the biggest city in the so-called Emerald Triangle, the largest cannabis-producing region in the country, a wooded expanse that covers Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties.”

Humboldt County Reacts as Marijuana Prohibition Ends in California

“California’s 103-year-old prohibition on recreational marijuana appears to be at an end. Preliminary election results Tuesday night showed the marijuana legalization measure Proposition 64 passing with a comfortable 56 percent of the vote statewide…”

Creating Humboldt County’s Marijuana Tourism Market

“For Matt Kurth, the essentials of life have come through his love of the outdoors and organic gardening. And cannabis…“

McKinleyville Business Paves Way for Cannabis Tourism

Our amazing local community radio station covered developments in the Humboldt County cannabis tourism permitting process. Matt Kurth, the founder of Humboldt Cannabis Tours, speaks about the process of working with the county to develop a regional cannabis tourism industry.

9 States Voting to Legalize Some Form of Marijuana

Humboldt Cannabis Tours partnered with the national news producer MSNBC the day before the people of California voted overwhelmingly to allow and regulate recreational cannabis use. It includes drone footage of a state of the art greenhouse set, on a beautiful hillside in Humboldt County. It also features Humboldt Cannabis Tours founder, Matt Kurth, showing off an ounce of Humboldt’s most famous export, the best cannabis in the world.

What to do, see and eat in California’s nine best college towns

In Arcata, Kurth recommends the lively Saturday farmers market in the central plaza, featuring live music, hot food, and seafood. He highlights the unique experience of watching the Humboldt Crabs, a spirited summer baseball team with famously family-friendly heckling crowds. For dining and cannabis, Kurth suggests the Humboldt Patient Resource Center for pesticide-free weed and the Alibi for an old-school bar and grill experience. Additionally, he notes the popularity of eggs Benedict, recommending Golden Harvest Cafe and Greene Lily in neighboring Eureka.

How To Plan the Perfect Weed-Inspired Trip To America’s Cannabis Heartland

Humboldt’s cannabis cultivation traces back to the 1970s when individuals sought self-sustainability. Cannabis became a funding source for organic gardening and communal living, with SoHum hosting key growing regions. Legacy growers in SoHum maintain organic practices, making it an ideal destination for sustainable cannabis farms. Explore these farms with Humboldt Cannabis Tours, led by enthusiast Matt Kurth. The tours, starting from Eureka’s Old Town, visit historic farms like Huckleberry Hill Farms, offering insights from farmers on strains and soil conditions. Transportation is in a 10-passenger minivan, with dispensary stops en route.

Enjoy a healthy dose of wine and weed

After a Bigfoot sighting near Willow Creek in Humboldt County, seek relaxation with wine or daydreaming amidst the clouds. Beyond its Bigfoot allure, the region was once a major player in California’s weed industry. Experience it through Humboldt Cannabis Tours, offering guided tours of farms and dispensaries, providing insights into cannabis culture. Stay at Valkyrie Farm, an Airbnb on a cannabis farm, offering a cozy studio, a wood-fired tub for two, seasonal tours, and complimentary samples. Indulge in top-notch beer, wine, and cider, with notable spots like Mad River, Six Rivers, and Redwood Curtain for beer enthusiasts, and vineyards like Miles Garrett, Moonstone Crossing, and Wrangletown for wine lovers.

The Rolling Stone Guide to Legal Pot: California

The weed epicenter, historically in the Emerald Triangle of Humboldt, Mendocino, and Trinity counties, still attracts visitors despite legal pot now originating from larger southern grows. Humboldt Cannabis Tours, led by a former guide, offers an immersive experience into cultivation, complemented by local delicacies. In Mendocino, Flow Kana’s 80-acre property features a cannabis tasting room in a former saloon. Learn to discuss weed like wine connoisseurs by embracing terms like “terpenes.” Explore the mountains where your black-market ganja might originate.

California Trippin’: Your guide to getting high in the Golden State

Complete your day in Arcata, the headquarters of Humboldt Cannabis Tours, providing exclusive access to farms, dispensaries, and various aspects of marijuana production. Extend your stay at the enchanting Gingerbread Mansion in Arcata. While not explicitly cannabis-friendly, it offers a delightful atmosphere, ensuring a charming overnight experience. Explore the cannabis culture during the day and unwind in the captivating ambiance of the Gingerbread Mansion for a perfect Arcata visit.

Farmers and volunteers search for the future of cannabis in Humboldt County.

The journey from San Francisco to Humboldt County evokes a time-travel sensation, transitioning from urban to pastoral landscapes. Humboldt’s famed redwoods and cannabis culture set the stage for the annual pheno hunt, where enthusiasts seek perfect cannabis strains. This blend of scientific exploration and community bonding offers insights into future cultivation methods, highlighting Humboldt’s pivotal role in the cannabis industry’s evolution.

A taste of the trail embarking on the cannabis trail: Unveiling the heart of California’s cannabis culture

Our journey reaches a pivotal point in Eureka at the Humboldt Cannabis Tours Depot, offering curated tours to explore featured cannabis farms, delve into the region’s history, and experience the vibrant community that shaped Humboldt into a cannabis haven. The depot sets the stage for an enlightening expedition along The Cannabis Trail.

Discover the LGBTQ+ history of California’s Cannabis Trail

The Cannabis Trail will show you the wonders of California’s cannabis culture and its unique queer history. From the vibrant streets of the Bay Area to the tranquil beauty of Humboldt County, The Cannabis Trail honors the intertwined narratives of cannabis, queer liberation, and the Back to the Land movement.

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