There are many options for cannabis products, including sparkling water and lubricants for sexual pleasure. It’s even found its place in the one space you might have once considered it taboo to show up — weddings.
Draymond Green‘s recent wedding in San Diego, which made headlines for its guests and extravagance, also made some headlines for having a blunt rolling station. The guests could choose from three themed marijuana cigars, including the Happily Ever after, Hazel Haze, and the All Day Day. Green Label RX, a California-based company that makes blunts, was present to roll each one for guests.
I was interviewing a couple about their nuptials and they said that they would also have a station for guests to roll up with a custom strain of cannabis provided by their groom.
And there’s even an annual cannabis wedding expo. CWE began in Denver. It now tours the United States, including California and New York. This allows cannabis lovers to meet suppliers of weed-friendly weddings. The vendors sell everything, from cannabis bud and plant arrangements to THC-infused cakes and bud vases.
Whether couples are being discreet about how they’re making it a part of their day or literally having blunt rolling stations, cannabis is making its mark at weddings. According to experts, this could be because Covid couples care less about pleasing others but more about making sure that their wedding day reflects who they are.
“The trend right now is all things personalized and all about the couple,” says wedding planner Adaeze Ojeh-Teme, the owner of creative event planning and design firm Cherish August. “Gone are the cookie-cutter weddings. Couples are making every effort to create a unique wedding. The last two years especially have given couples an opportunity to reflect on what is important to them.”
She said that people have larger wedding visions than ever before and are more open to incorporating color and personality.
“[They’re] focusing on the guest experience that includes incorporating the couple’s real life into weddings. Real life, for some, includes cannabis,” she adds. “So it makes sense for some couples to incorporate cannabis into their big day in things like weed lounges, a cannabis bar, and after-party edibles. As cannabis is somewhat mainstream and is less stigmatized in our society and reflecting on the awakening of the last few years, couples are living out their truth to the fullest and in every way they can.”
Cherish August is based in Miami and caters to those who wish to include cannabis as part of their nuptials. But Ojeh-Teme believes in making sure it’s incorporated in a way that is also thoughtful to guests who may not be so comfortable with it.
“Cannabis is not something I use, but I respect people’s choice to exercise their identity to the fullest, as long as it does not hurt others. The guest experience is the most important thing. It is for guests and the reason we have weddings is not for us, but for those we love and love us the most,” she says. “If grandma does not want to smell like weed, grandma should not be forced to. So if cannabis is important to the couple, I work with them to create a designated area, a cannabis lounge, for those that want to partake without alienating those that may have health conditions or convictions around cannabis. This way, everyone is happy.”
If a bride or groom is interested in this route, it is important to know the surrounding area. Literally. The U.S. is more accepting of medicinal marijuana use. Recreation In most states, marijuana is not legal for adults. Also, it is good to keep in mind the kinds of guests you’re inviting and that they’re aware of how cannabis will be distributed, especially in the case of edibles. But as cannabis at weddings becomes less and less unconventional, don’t be surprised by what you find at ceremonies around the country this year and onward. With that being said, have an open mind, even if you choose to say “I don’t” to what’s being offered.