What sets Emerald Country Tours apart from the rest?
We are the Original California Cannabis Tour company. Being the very first, we have always felt a strong sense of responsibility to offer safe and empowering experiences that are accessible to anyone and everyone. Our mission is to foster cannabis education and share our unique cannabis history and bohemian cannabis culture of northern California. Your safety and comfort is top priority, and our passionate guides are a wealth of knowledge.
Are these cannabis tours legal?
Yes! Our tours are 100% legal. Every site we visit has state approval to operate under California law.
What's the minimum age for your cannabis tours?
Per California state law governing the use, possession and consumption of cannabis; you must be 21 years or older to participate in our tours and experiences. No exceptions.
Do I need to carry my valid ID with me at all times during the tour?
Yes. According to California state law, you must 21 years or older to possess and purchase cannabis. Every guest must have their valid government-issued photo ID on them at all times throughout our cannabis tours and experiences.
What is your tour cancellation/refund policy?
You have 72 hours from the time of booking to cancel or make changes to your reservation for any reason. Cancellations made within the 72-hour time frame are eligible for a full refund of the ticket price and any applicable taxes. Any cancellations thereafter are 50% refundable of the ticket price.
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 our tour and experiences. No exceptions.
What should I wear on your cannabis tour?
The weather in northern California can be unpredictable. We advise layers of clothing and comfortable shoes. If a river experience is part of your selected tour, consider bringing a swimsuit and flip-flops.
What should I bring along with me on my tour?
Your valid govt issued photo ID, a camera, and cash. Please note that some of our tour partners do NOT allow photography, and some only accept cash for purchases. We always respect their wishes and requests
Where do we meet for the cannabis tour?
We depart from Sonoma county, the greater Santa Rosa area for most tours. We additionally offer custom pickup for an additional fee throughout the greater bay area. Please refer to your purchase confirmation email for the exact departure location, time, and details of your tour.
Will I be able to consume cannabis products on the tour?
It depends on your tour selection. Consuming cannabis in public is illegal in California. On some of our tours, there are opportunities to consume if desired in designated compliant area, consistent and in-line with California law (i.e. a consumption lounge). Each tour is unique in this respect.
Consumption is NEVER the primary focus of our tours. We pride ourselves on providing a safe and comfortable experience that educates about the cannabis plant, and shares the cannabis history and culture of northern California.
Can I purchase cannabis products at the tour stops?
Yes. In the state of California, you are legally allowed to purchase cannabis products directly from a licensed cannabis retailer. All of our tours visit a licensed cannabis retailer as part of the tour experience. If you decide to purchase cannabis product while on tour, you must stay within the legal possession limits of California.
Do you provide lunch?
It depends on the tour you select. Lunch is not included for half day tours, and is included for all other tour options. All tours include light, healthy snacks and water.
Is there a designated driver?
Yes, absolutely. Your safety and comfort is our top priority. Our drivers are credentialed, experienced, and safety-minded.
Is your cannabis tour handicap accessible?
Yes. Please contact us for more details.
What's the best season to take a marijuana tour?
Anytime. We have tours available March through November. We do not operate tours Dec through February.
What kind of vehicles do you use?
Our standard tours travel in an airy and comfortable shuttle bus. Depending on your selected tour itinerary and group size, we offer more sophisticated options, including Mercedes Sprinter vans and luxury coaches.
How long is the tour?
It depends on the specific cannabis tour. Our tours range from approximately 3.5 hours to two full days. Please refer to the tour descriptions for details.
Is gratuity included in the price?
Gratuity is not included nor required. That being said, our knowledgeable hard-working cannabis tour guides are always extremely grateful for any extra appreciation for their efforts in making your day memorable and fun.
Do you offer group discounts?
Yes. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for large groups and private tour rates.
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.