Brides and grooms are traveling from all over the country to express their shared love for cannabis with their friends and family in the hottest new destination wedding: legal states.
STORY BY ROBYN GRIGGS LAWRENCE
This is the new normal in Colorado and other legal states, and I have the privilege of helping couples like Heather and Bryan toast their nuptials with the bubbly of their choice. My company, Cannabis Kitchen Events (CK Events), works with clients to create meals gently infused with cannabis-based on experience and tolerance. For all the guests at Heather and Bryan’s wedding (except for a woman from Austin), tolerance was low, calling for 2.5 milligrams of THC or CBD in each of the four courses, for a grand total of 10 milligrams.
Chef Sean Cosby and I have systems in place to make sure these orders never get mixed up. Giving a guest THC when they are expecting CBD isn’t like giving them French dressing instead of Italian. A proper serving is imperative when it comes to cannabis-infused food. No one wants to accidentally dose Grandma.
At the wedding dinner, there was a sense of history being made— and dining on the right side of it. This scenario wouldn’t have happened just five years ago. Minds across America hadn’t been opened to the healing and helping benefits of cannabis—unlike today when two-thirds of Americans say they want it legalized. Weedings, incorporating weed and weddings, are becoming more and more popular.
A wedding where guests are ingesting cannabis is a lovely thing to behold. Instead of getting loud and aggressive, as many do after drinking too much champagne, guests become relaxed and engaged. As the peaceful effects of just the right dose of THC or CBD settle in, they share laughter, joyful tears, and moments of appreciation for one other.
We keep a close watch from the kitchen, and we’re prepared should anyone consume too much. It’s never happened, and it won’t, but it’s always reassuring to hear that guests are enjoying all aspects of the meal—the food, the effects, the set, and the setting.