"You know, I think it's going to take some time, but absolutely," she said.
Aweida said the way people view industries associated with marijuana is evolving.
"I used to get a lot more grief, I would say, over what I do ... from some people," he said. "We want this hands-on experience to really break the public stigma," Kush Tourism CEO Michael Gordon said.
Gordon has big hopes for his budding business. Denver already has a pot tour underway, but this tour has a distinct difference.
"This is a non-smoking tour," he said.
Gordon admits that he's testing the waters to see if enough people are willing to pay the $150 ticket cost and what they want to experience. In Ballard, participants learned about Ettalew's Medibles: food infused with cannabis.
"Eating a whole bar is extremely not recommended," founder Alison Draisin said of a chocolate, graham-cracker treat. The flour in the crust is infused with hash. "You cannot taste the cannabis at all," she said.
People on the tour also learned how to trim buds before their last stop, a cooking class with pot in West Seattle. The next tour is scheduled for April, but Gordon hopes this one will start some buzz beforehand. He said in the summer, he aims to run one tour every week.