Want to know more? Here are some of the most common questions we're asked.
What's included in the price of my tour?
Well, the fun you’ll have is priceless (of course) but specifically, our one-of-a-kind weed tour includes stops at:
- Established grow houses, where you'll learn firsthand about horticulture, trimming, drying and curing marijuana
- Dispensaries where you'll peruse the latest cannabis products and services, unique to each location
- Manufacturers who will introduce you to the latest in cannabis-inspired products, from infused chocolates to high-tech vaping devices.
- Cultural and historical cannabis landmarks throughout San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area
- Chat zones (where we'll get off the tour bus, admire the Bay Area beauty and simply socialize)
- An Emerald Farm Tours gift box that includes an Emerald Farm Tours t-shirt, a commemorative tour program and other assorted goodies
- Insider expertise from your tour guide, an industry veteran with over 15 years industry experience
- Special offers and discounts at every retail shop
What's the minimum age for your cannabis tours?
Due to California regulations governing use, possession and consumption of cannabis, you must be 21 years or older to participate in our tours or events. No exceptions.
Why do I need to carry my ID with me at all times during the tour?
You must be 21 years or older to possess and purchase cannabis in the state of California. Because of state regulatory compliance, every guest must have their government-issued photo ID on them at all times throughout our cannabis tours or events.
How far in advance should I book my cannabis tour?
Depending on the season, our tours can book up quickly. Call in advance to safely ensure your reservation.
What is your tour cancellation/refund policy?
When you complete a booking, your credit card is charged and the reservation is confirmed immediately. You have 24 hours from the time of booking to cancel or make changes to your reservation for any reason. Cancellations made within the 24-hour time frame are eligible for a full refund of the ticket price and any applicable taxes.
Is my ticket transferrable to another person?
Yes, as long as that person is at least 21 years of age. Due to state regulations, all guests must possess and present a valid, government-issued photo ID to participate in the tour. No exceptions will be made.
What should I wear on your cannabis tour?
The weather in northern California can be unpredictable. We advise layers of clothing, a warm jacket (just in case) and comfortable shoes.
What should I bring along with me on my tour?
Your photo ID (required), a camera (though be aware: some locations on our tours do not permit photography) and cash (for weed and souvenirs).
Where do we meet for the cannabis tour?
Each tour is different. The departure location is listed on our tour product page. Please refer to your purchase confirmation email for the exact departure time and location of your tour.
Will I be able to smoke pot on the tour?
It depends on the tour and whether it includes a visit to a licensed consumption lounge. But generally, yes. There will be opportunities to smoke pot in designated areas!
Can I purchase pot at the tour stops?
Yes, please! Just remember: you must stay under the legal possession limits of California during your tour.
Do you provide lunch?
It depends on the tour or event though all tours include light, healthy snacks and water.
Do you employ a designated driver?
Yes. Your safety is our top priority. We only employ credentialed, safety-minded and sober drivers on our tours.
Is your cannabis tour handicap accessible?
Yes. Please contact us for more details.
What's the best season to take a marijuana tour?
Anytime. But because outdoor pot growing is seasonal, some of our farm tours are only available from April through October.
What sets you apart from other cannabis tours in California?
Our world-class customer service model and attention to detail is unmatched by any other competitor in the marijuana tourism marketplace.
The founding members of Emerald Farm Tours are well-established in the cannabis industry, with over twenty years of cannabis industry experience combined.
Unlike many others in the marijuana tourism business, we also proudly support charitable causes and nonprofits that aim to end cannabis prohibition and promote harm reduction efforts around the world.
What's the professional experience of your cannabis tour directors?
As mentioned above, we're a team of highly trained and experienced industry leaders actively working in the cannabis industry. Expect the latest, most up-to-date information about the marijuana industry from your onboard director.
What kind of vehicles do you use?
Every tour goes out in a luxuriously apportioned Mercedes Sprinter tour van. Our vans are decked out with power outlets, USB charging stations and Wi-Fi access. Our tour vans also have plenty of room for luggage.
How long is the tour?
It depends on the specific cannabis tour. Please refer to the tour descriptions for details.
How do you choose your locations?
Our tour locations are curated to provide the best possible experience for our guests. Our founders and staff are cannabis industry leaders and experts in their field, with long-standing connections and relationships throughout California. We leverage these relationships to craft a rich, multi-layered and fun experience for our guests.
Is there anything a "newbie" should know before going on a cannabis tour?
If you're not a seasoned pot consumer, go easy! Some strains of California marijuana are particularly strong. Think of wine tasting tours, where pacing yourself is necessary for a full day of enjoyment.
(Our tour directors will also provide you with any needed newbie guidance!)
Is gratuity included in the price?
Gratuity is not included or required but our hard-working cannabis tour guides are always extremely grateful for your extra appreciation.
Do you offer group discounts?
Yes. Please contact a member of our reservations team via email at [email protected] for large group (10+ guests) and private tour rates.
Is this pot tour legal?
Yes! Our tours are 100% legal. Every site we visit along your tour has state approval to operate under California law.
Can we smoke pot onboard the tour vehicle?
We ask that you please refrain from smoking or vaping anything aboard the bus or in any area or facility along our tour that is not designated for smoking marijuana. Most of our tours include a visit to one or more permitted consumption lounges for your safe enjoyment.
Can I bring my own pot to the tour?
You're free to carry up to the personal legal limit of pot on you at any time. But if you plan to purchase cannabis product along your tour, you may want to consider leaving your stash at home.
The legal possession limits in California:
Californians age 21 and older are allowed to carry up to 28.5 grams of marijuana flowers and 8 grams of concentrates under Proposition 64.
Is there entertainment onboard?
Yes. Your helpful tour guide will be educating and informing you about everything along the way.
I'm a dispensary/manufacturer/farmer in California. How do I get added to your list of tour sites?
Drop us a line at: [email protected]
What is your charitable giving policy and what kinds of organizations do you support?
We contribute to non-profit organizations that focus on cannabis policy reform and education.