Cannabis and Camping: What You Should Know 

Mell Green
Written by Mell Green

When done right, camping can be quite an alluring experience. And, when you add cannabis into the mix, it’s only natural to wonder just how combining these two interests can take things to the next level.

However, there’s surely far more to it than heading up to the mountain hilltops. In case you are not aware, most camping sites are located on federally owned land. That said, to keep things discreet, easy, and legal, the process cannot be executed in the same way as a typical camping trip. In order to enjoy nature in all its glory, here are a few things you should keep in mind before enjoying your bud in the great outdoors.

Stay on The Right Side of Law

Although cannabis prohibition is lessening, 420-friendly campgrounds are still hard to come by. That’s because places in the U.S. where cannabis is legal still have rules set in place that not only limit the amount of bud you can possess, but also where you can partake other than private property. That said, you’ll want to make sure that your camping area will not cause any issues with the law.

Mind Your Manners

The reality is, not everyone will enjoy catching a whiff of your dank bud while trying to enjoy it out in the fresh outdoors. As a matter of common courtesy, we recommend that you consider taking part of a hotbox session. We also recommend that you clean up any trash or any supplies left over from your stay. No one likes cleaning up other people’s junk, so please refrain from littering and respect the area you stay in, as well as the people that plan to visit after you.

Bring Appropriate Gear

Ever tried rolling a joint in extremely high wind, or carried a glass bong for a long period of time? Because every environment is different, it’s important to recognize that packing the appropriate gear for your trip is vital before embarking to the outdoors.

Safety First

No matter where you set up shop, being alert once you’re hazed is extremely important. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Stay aware of fire dangers and any flammable objects. Also, be sure to throw away any butts, as they especially pose a risk during summertime in some places.
  • It’s all fun and jokes until you’re lost. As always, following general rules and staying on marked trails when camping can be life-saving.
  • Make your camping pals (including family and friends back home) aware of your whereabouts and expectations for your return back to the campsite. This will make it easier for you to keep track of time and hold yourself accountable for your travels.

All in all, camping with cannabis can be fun when done responsibly. Be sure to respect your neighbors as well as your surroundings and let the good times roll.

About the author

Mell Green

Mell Green

Mell is a published writer and advocate of the legal cannabis movement who’s dedicated to all things wellness. You can catch her work in a number of publications including Plant People, Cannabis.info, and the Weed Blog. She’s a proud volunteer of the National Hemp Association and enjoys consuming cannabis medicinally and recreationally.

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