According to Airbnb, guests will stay at a private property neighborhood the Sonoma Hills Farms. (Tim Coy)
SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. - Airbnb has partnered with a California cannabis farm to offer guests a getaway in more ways than one.
According to the vacation home rental website, the Sonoma Hills Farm is "an idyllic Northern California farmstead that produces world-class cannabis alongside a spacious culinary garden using regenerative farming practices."
Guests, who are 21 years and older, will be offered a one-night stay at a neighboring property hosted by Aaron Keefer, the farm’s cannabis cultivator, between April 30 and May 3 at $60 per night.
Bookings will start on April 20.
According to the listing, guests will not have access to or interact with marijuana on the farm due to federal regulations. However, they will have access to cannabis hemp, a federally-legal substance. They will also spend time learning regenerative farming practices and preparing meals and hemp products. Downtime will also be carved out at night.
"Our goal is to normalize growing hemp and cannabis by demonstrating it’s just like any other plant, with benefits to both humans and the earth. By offering an insider’s look into how we carefully cultivate our products — be they vegetables or cannabis strains — we hope to offer a stay that’s equal parts relaxing and enriching," Keefer said on the website. "By connecting with the land, guests will leave with a different perspective than when they arrived and will have supported our farm in a meaningful way."
Airbnb said they hope the listing will boost cannabis tourism across the country.
According to Forbes, a 2020 report found that 29% of all active leisure travelers (and 18% of all Americans) want to do cannabis-related activities on vacation.
Marijuana would be decriminalized at the federal level under legislation the House approved Friday as Democrats made the case for allowing states to set their own policies on pot.
The bill is unlikely to become law since it is expected to die in the Senate. That would mirror what happened when a similar House-passed measure removing marijuana from the list of federally-controlled substances went nowhere in the Senate two years ago.
The measure would require federal courts to expunge prior marijuana convictions and conduct resentencing hearings for those completing their sentences. It also authorizes a 5% tax on marijuana and marijuana products that would gradually increase to 8% over five years. The money would be used for grant programs focused on job training, legal aid, substance abuse treatment and loans to help disadvantaged small businesses get into the marijuana industry.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. This story was reported from Los Angeles.