Cannabis Friendly Activities in ArizonaWritten by Marijuana Cannaisseur on Jun 30, 2022
Like many states in recent years, Arizona has become a recreational cannabis state, thanks to the Prop 207 ballot in 2020 legalizing cannabis for adult use. The proposition means a great deal for the citizens of Arizona, but chief among them is the fact that all adults in the state can now use cannabis!
Of course, for recreational users, smoking marijuana is all about the high. The complicated science behind this high involves certain cannabinoid receptors in your body working differently when they interact with THC, often resulting in a stronger desire to eat. This phenomenon is also known as the munchies.Koch, M., Varela, L., Kim, J. et al. (2015). Hypothalamic POMC neurons promote cannabinoid-induced feeding. Nature 51945–50. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature14260
If you’re visiting, you want the native experience. You’re probably trying to find fun, cannabis-friendly activities in Arizona.
The Best Places to Eat (Especially When High)
What this all really means is that you’re probably hungry and want to find a good local restaurant. So, whether you’ve just arrived at a dispensary or feeling the effects, we know some of the best restaurants in Mesa:
If you’re high and looking for a restaurant that really embraces the “high life,” this one is a good place to start. Offering sandwiches in fun sizes like “nug” and “blunt,” this is a place to visit for a fun, cannabis-friendly atmosphere and good food.
With great ambiance, music, and pub food, this is a good restaurant to go and grab some food with your friends.
Lo Lo’s Chicken and Waffles
Want some delicious, deep fried soul food to enjoy alongside your weed? Visit their location in Old Town Gilbert to have some flavorful food that’ll satisfy your cravings.
Not all restaurant outings have to be for dinner. If you want to go out for brunch, you can’t go wrong visiting Snooze. The wait times may be long — up to two hours, in some cases. But trust us when we say it’s well worth it, high or not.
What could be better than a really good burger? Not much, we think, aside from a really good burger restaurant. That’s where Zinburger comes in. Pair their burgers with some wine, and you’ll be in for a good night, even after the weed wears off.
A good, casual gastropub, known for their heirloom family recipes and great drinks, Copper 48 has become a staple of dining in Gilbert, so why not check it out yourself?
If you want to go a little bit healthier while still enjoying a well-loved restaurant in Gilbert, Postino East features some great meat-free options and a creative menu as a whole, making it perfect both for curbing your munchies without breaking your diet, and for just going out and having fun.
Joyride Taco House East
Looking for Mexican food? What about colorful decor, great vibes, and diet-friendly menu options? Then you want to try the Joyride for some loaded tacos and great margaritas.
12 West Brewing Co
Grab some friends and head down to go pick up some beers and enjoy a laid-back atmosphere. With different food vendors visiting daily, you’ll always have a different option for what to try, making this a good place to go if you’re feeling adventurous and thirsty.
Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row
In the mood for more than just eating? Dierks offers dancing, pool, and other nightlife activities to enjoy.
For some fun, budget-friendly Greek food, try out Arizona Pita. They have the classic options, like gyros and shawarma, as well as creative combos like a pita burger.
Ohso Brewery and Distillery
Another great brewery with fun music and a casual atmosphere, this is a good spot to go out and have some drinks with a group.
Matty G’s Steakburgers
From wraps, to burgers, to street foods and more, Matty G’s is a casual, yet delicious, place to visit and satisfy your cravings for a fun menu.
As with Snooze, you might have to wait a while if you go here, but it’s well worth it if you do. Check out the yard games and enjoy the bustling atmosphere!
Flancer’s Incredible Sandwiches Pizza
If you want fun, yet gourmet, comfort food designed to “elevate your taste buds,” then Flancer’s is the place to go.
Fun Cannabis-Friendly Places to Be
Phoenix is a large city with a lot of fun things to do. Whether you’re an Arizona native or just here on vacation, you’ll love this:
Desert Botanical Garden
It’s been proven that cannabis is therapeutic, helping you to relax and seek a better quality of life, Tomiyama, A. J. (2019). Stress and obesity. Annual Review of Psychology,70(1), 703–718. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-psych-010418-102936 overcome chronic pain, Hill, KP. (2015). Medical Marijuana for Treatment of Chronic Pain and Other Medical and Psychiatric Problems: A Clinical Review. JAMA 313(24):2474–2483. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2015.6199 and just enjoy your day out. If you want to keep those relaxing vibes alive, what could be more relaxing than a stroll through some bright, thriving desert wildlife?
Castles N’ Coasters
Perhaps you’re looking for a thrill. For an amusement park that offers a fun distraction from the heat, Castles N’ Coasters is a go-to option.
Musical Instrument Museum
If you’re only just visiting Phoenix, you need to stop at a one-of-a-kind attraction like this. Check out the instruments played by famous musicians, hear music from around the world, and even see instruments from right out of history!
In the summer, this park is the best spot in Mesa for water rides, swimming, and non-water activities like laser tag and mini golf.
Old Town Scottsdale
Are you looking for more than just one place to go and one thing to do? Maybe you want to walk around and see some of the sights? Scottsdale is a historic part of Phoenix, and Old Town Scottsdale as a neighborhood has numerous places to go and things to see.
Ranked among the city’s top 10 tourist attractions, the Phoenix Zoo is a must-see whether you’re new to the city or a lifelong local. There’s a petting zoo, exotic animals from around the world, and even spots to relax and take a picnic, perhaps to eat some pre-packaged edibles to help you relax even further.
A historical theatre once used for silent movies, now this spot features a variety of live acts to watch. If you’re in the mood for a show and want to appreciate some cool architecture, check it out!
Considered to be the best science center in all of Arizona, the Science Center provides fun, educational and interactive exhibits — and >a 21 and up area for drinking and dancing, making it a perfect all-ages venue.
Do you like sports? Then check out Chase Field, the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Watch the game or go swimming in the park’s pool!
Unrelated to that movie everyone’s been talking about, but offering just as much fun for the whole family, Encanto Park offers swimming, golfing, fishing, and more. Have some fun in the sun or beat the heat and check out the Enchanted Island amusement park.
You’re going to need somewhere to stay if you’re on vacation, and you’ll probably want to find a place that’s cannabis friendly. This “Bud and Breakfast” is the state’s first “420-friendly hotel,” allowing vaping, edibles, flowers and even pipe and bong rentals. If you want a place to sleep and get high, this is the hotel for you.
Find the Best Cannabis Flower and Concentrates in Arizona
If you want some top-quality products sold by some Arizona natives, Kind Meds has you covered. We sell the best of the best, so you know you’ll be having a good experience while exploring Arizona.
Here are some of our favorite partners to work with:
- Tierra Glow
- Source One Meds
- High Grade AZ
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Look at our dispensary menu to learn more about strains, edibles, cartridges and more.
For example, “Triangle Kush”, also known as “OG Triangle” and “Triangle OG” is known to enhance creativity and make you extra chatty, good for getting that art project done or hanging out with friends.
And, the hybrid known as “Animal Cookies” helps you to relax and is known to help with serious pain and insomnia.
Enjoy Cannabis in Arizona
No matter how you decide to celebrate and embrace the new recreational cannabis laws in Arizona, you have plenty of options for how to spend your time and enjoy the city of Phoenix. Remember to stay safe and use your cannabis responsibly, obey the rules of the establishments you visit, and be respectful of those around you.
|↑1||Koch, M., Varela, L., Kim, J. et al. (2015). Hypothalamic POMC neurons promote cannabinoid-induced feeding. Nature 51945–50. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature14260|
|↑2||Tomiyama, A. J. (2019). Stress and obesity. Annual Review of Psychology,70(1), 703–718. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-psych-010418-102936|
|↑3||Hill, KP. (2015). Medical Marijuana for Treatment of Chronic Pain and Other Medical and Psychiatric Problems: A Clinical Review. JAMA 313(24):2474–2483. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2015.6199|