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Travel podcast: Everything you need to know about marijuana tourism

Weed is legal in Colorado and several other states. But navigating the local laws and pot-smoking culture can be tricky for visitors.

Where and how can visitors purchase marijuana in places where it’s legal? And since so many places ban smoking, where and how can visitors consume it? In this episode of “Get Outta Here,” AP Travel Editor Beth Harpaz finds out everything a marijuana tourist needs to know from Kristen Wyatt, who covered the marijuana industry for AP in Colorado before joining the Marijuana Business Daily.


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New episodes of “Get Outta Here!” are published every Wednesday. Host Beth J. Harpaz is travel editor for The Associated Press, a volunteer Big Apple Greeter and a licensed tour guide in her native New York City. She recently completed a quest to visit all 50 states.

Before becoming travel editor, where most of the news – thank goodness – is about happy people going on nice vacations, Beth covered politics, disasters and all manner of mayhem for the AP. And not to reveal her age, but she also worked for several newspapers way back in the 20th century and has even written three books.

She does not own wheeled luggage but instead carries her belongings around the world in an ancient backpack and various tote bags.

For more trip ideas, travel trends and destination news from Beth and the rest of The Associated Press, follow @AP_Travel on Twitter and check out the travel tab on the AP News mobile app.


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