“Bartender, I’d like an old fashioned . . . bowl pack. None of that dabbing business for me.”
Such words could have been theoretically uttered at the recent wedding ceremony for newlyweds, John Elledge and Whitney Alexander, as they decided to forgo the American tradition of the boozy best man speech for a possible moment of half baked enlightenment by offering their guests a cannabis bar in place of liquor.
“We were shocked by how much people loved it,” the new husband and self-described professional grower told USA Today, “I’m still getting a couple of texts a day from guests who enjoyed the weed tent.”
Though even the states with full legalization typically have strict guidelines governing when, where and how a person can partake of the good herb, Elledge’s weedbar was actually done in full compliance with the newly enacted state law. The requirements were basically that it took place on private property, there was no liquor license involved, and they stayed beneath the legal limit of eight ounces, all of which were wisely observed.
The wedding was handled by Lake Oswego’s Bridal Bliss, who will readily admit this was the first time they’d been hit with such a request. It is no doubt however, that with the newly enacted law and continued growth of the acceptance of cannabis, it won’t be the last.