News Weed, "Budtenders" A Growing Trend At Weddings

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    Marijuana bars, budtender growing trend at weddings
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    In this June 17, 2015 photo, marijuana plants grow at LifeLine Labs in Cottage Grove, Minn. The state is starting to move towards a decision that could drastically alter the landscape of Minnesota's new medical marijuana program: Should it allow people suffering intractable pain to buy medical marijuana? (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    These newlyweds are going to pot.

    John Elledge and Whitney Alexander’s wedding earlier this month in Oregon featured a smoke tent – complete with 13 different strains of marijuana that guests could sample with the help of a budtender.


    The groom, who works as a professional marijuana grower in California, said guests at the August 8 nuptials were thrilled by the couple’s version of an “open bar,” according to a Tribune Media report.

    “The oldest person in the tent was an 81-year-old woman who hadn’t smoked weed since the ‘60s. She loved it,” said Elledge.

    Elledge and Alexander are part of a growing trend that replaces a toast with a toke.

    According to The New York Times, the recent Colorado wedding of Lauren Meisels and Bradley Melshenker included gift bags for guests that included a pre-rolled joint, a lighter and cannabis-infused lip balm.

    “The oldest person in the tent was an 81-year-old woman . . ."

    - John Elledge

    Marijuana buds and leaves adorned table centerpieces, the bride’s bouquet and the groom’s boutonniere, the paper reported.

    At Get High Getaways, a bed and breakfast in Denver, smoking pot is “not only permitted but encouraged,” Dale Dyke, who runs the place with his wife, Chastity Osborn, told The New York Times.

    Oregon and Colorado are two of four states (the others are Washington state and Alaska) that allow recreational pot use, with 20 states allowing its use for medical purposes.

    Still, not everyone is high on the idea.

    Penni Ervin, a wedding planner in Crested Butte, Colo., told The Times she was upset when asked about working on weddings that included a marijuana theme. “We’re talking about highly professional people, and I just don’t see CEOs getting stoned,” she said. “It’s a family event with grandma and grandpa,” adding, “and you don’t want them to get shocked.”
     
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    I don't smoke weed (not since high school) and I haven't attended any weed themed weddings since we legalized recreational use, but I might be convinced to get baked at a wedding. I think it'd be fun if the atmosphere was chill and everybody was having a good time. Plus, I think the kind of people who would have a bud tender at their wedding would know who and who not to invite to avoid drama.
     
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    as I don't drink I intend to have one at my nuptials. Great article thank you As a goblet for my beloved wife and I[​IMG]
     
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    in 20 years it will be as normal as grabbing a beer. many decades too late.
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    try a vaporizer. they are great. :)
     
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    So I've heard! The reason I don't smoke weed anymore is because I was totally useless when I was high. Just a giggling idiot for hours.
     
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    my favorite kind of girl. :)
     
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    And......what is wrong with that?
     
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    :pctired:welcome to my world

    I think it depends on the person, but it does have that effect on me. It makes me realllllll lazy. And it causes time warps; where you look up and you sat on the internet for 10 hours. Im able to 'function' though..barely.. since Im so used to it.

    Sometimes its kind of like wearing thick coke-bottle lenses behind your eyes :nojj:
     
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    The weed is soooooo much better now than the shit that was available in high school. :leaf:
     
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    I believe it! :D Half the time we'd settle for a bag of shake, but I never once bought weed so I couldn't be picky.
     
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    I liked shitty weed, or rather the light buzz it produced. I don't like getting too fucked up in social situations.
     
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    I don't smoke weed, used to, but not anymore.
    I will say this- I'd rather be at a wedding full of stoners than drunks.
    No fights and lots of good food!
     
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    makes me want to get married again
     
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    Weed is fine and should be legal, but idiots who make weed their life and claim its a cure all should really never be allowed to reproduce.
     
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    it cured me from not being high! :grad:
     
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    Due to CF, I can't smoke anything and I don't want the calories from brownies. What is the best way to get the marijuana high for me?
     
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    :giggle: Oh you.
     
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    There's an array of edibles available, many of which that aren't fattening. I'm no expert, but I know that some or most (?) edibles are extremely potent, moreso than smoking or vaping, so do be careful if you go that route.
     
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