The latest in the Boston lodging experience just got higher.
While many tourists are drawn by the Freedom Trail, the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Harbor, the newest tourist attraction could be the ability to smoke marijuana legally – and one new business partnership has pushed the button on that idea.
Last weekend, 420 Suites announced that it is now booking cannabis-themed stays in Boston – using its inventory of existing, fully-furnished units in Back Bay, Fenway and Kenmore Square.
The company indicated it had units all over the city, though, including in downtown, around the Boston Common and in the Longwood Medical Area. However, choice units will be in the Back Bay, Fenway and Kenmore.
The partnership for the lodging company comes with Revolutionary Clinics, which is located on the Somerville/Charlestown line at Sullivan Square and is a medical marijuana dispensary that intends to become a recreational marijuana shop in the coming year.
The partnership made its official debut last weekend in the Hynes Convention Center at the CannaCon (Cannabis) convention.
The 420 Suites experience – developed in cooperation with Revolutionary Clinics – is designed to create safe, curated, and educational living spaces for medical and recreational cannabis users alike.
“We really want to educate our guests about the benefits of cannabis from a medical perspective, as well as enable them to enjoy cannabis-themed stays in Boston as the opportunities for recreational use expand,” said Patrick Flynn, founder and CEO of 420 Suites and a Certified Corporate Housing Professional (CCHP). “As the recreational industry really kicks off here in Massachusetts, cannabis tourism will become an important sector of that market.”
The way it will work is that 420 Suites’ concierge service will arrange transportation to and from Revolutionary Clinics’ dispensary in Sullivan Square, and with Revolutionary Clinics provide consumer education on the medical cannabis program in Massachusetts and the state’s emerging recreational cannabis industry and culture.
“Massachusetts is undergoing an important cannabis cultural renaissance and we see 420 Suites as yet another great feature of that change,” said Keith Cooper, CEO of Revolutionary Clinics. “This is yet another industry for which Massachusetts will be a national leader, and this partnership between Revolutionary Clinics and 420 Suites is an exciting opportunity to create new service models in the cannabis sector.”
All guests of 420 Suites enjoy a welcome gift basket with a variety of cannabis-themed products and special discount promotions from Revolutionary Clinics. Each suite also features cannabis soaps, shampoos, lotions and other items to enhance the guest’s cannabis-themed stay.
420 Suites will also be offering edible CBD chocolate and cereal products – hand-crafted in Massachusetts – exclusively for purchase by its guests and delivery to their 420 Suite.
Sales of cannabis for recreational use to individuals over 21 years of age will begin at Revolutionary Clinics and other locations across Massachusetts later this year, officials from the company said.