The Compassion Flower Inn opened more than five years ago and co-owner Andrea Tischler says the business is such a hit, profits have never been higher.
Thats because the inn allows pot smoking patrons to light up on the patio if they have a doctors recommendation.
About the budding business boom, Tischler notes her indica inn has no competition in the traditionally liberal town because most bed and breakfast owners are too conservative for this.
Thats fine with Tischler, who says tokers and non- smokers alike appreciate the establishments laid-back, relaxing environment.
He says pot smokers cant be hassled by police at Compassion Flower, since Santa Cruz strict ordinances shield medical marijuana patients from local prosecution.
Which is friendly, indeed: The local police refer friends to stay at the establishment.
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