On the list for cannabis lovers? “Because we have experts with over 30 years of experience in farming, we will be featuring our premium artisanal product – which we believe will be defined as the best in the industry – but we will also sell other brands,” Berry says. “We’ll have hemp-infused foods, and eventually, we’ll also offer hemp-infused foods.”
According to Berry, no city can guarantee better success than the brainchild of Agriceutical Global from Desert Hot Springs. “As far as I’ve seen, it’s the only city in California that has actually developed a long-term strategy for cannabis,” he says. “They’ve spent time and effort putting together a plan, and their focus is now on expanding tourism in the city, while most others seem to be doing it right away.”
Once Perry and his colleagues set Desert Hot Springs as their future home, tackling the city itself was an experience he describes as a dream. “They were very easy to deal with. Very positive and collaborative in terms of everything we brought to the table as much as we needed to make our project work and succeed. It was really a strong public-private partnership.”
It’s projects like this that prove why Desert Hot Springs is a Coachella Valley town in a better position to enter the world of cannibal tourism—a new term we should all start getting used to.
“We’re just starting to call it cannibal tourism because it’s cannabis tourism, and it’s easy to combine them,” concludes Willems. “Have we coined the phrase? I’m not sure… but I think so. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that there is a well-established framework here, available to anyone who wants to take advantage of it.”