- J. L. Campbell
Say "Yes" To a Cannabis Friendly Wedding
Wedding season is officially upon us, and if you and your fiancé both have your medical marijuana cards, you may want to consider making your special day cannabis-friendly. We know this idea may sound unorthodox, but it’s not that far-fetched when you think about it. Most weddings have open bars - why not have cannabis as well? After all - it’s legal, it’s medicine, and it improves your moo!
Your wedding day is all about YOU. Having cannabis at your wedding could very well be the key to making it an experience that everyone remembers for years to come. Now that marijuana in some form is legal in a majority of the United States, cannabis-friendly weddings are quickly becoming a trendy way to make your special day even more memorable..
Here are some considerations if you’re planning to have a cannabis-friendly wedding.
Do Things Legally
If you are going to include cannabis at your wedding, make sure you follow the letter of the law. A wedding reception is typically a private event, so you shouldn’t have to worry about laws relating to public consumption of cannabis. It should go without saying, but make sure that anyone using cannabis is a willing participant. Don’t try to sneak marijuana into someone’s dish like this couple in Florida. For Missourians, keeping it legal means making sure that any cannabis products are ONLY consumed by those with a medical marijuana card.
Let Your Guests Know In Advance
You should mention to your guests well before the wedding date that there will be medical marijuana at your wedding. Let them know they’ll need to bring their medical card with them in order to partake as well. If any of your guests don’t have their card yet, send them to our medical staff and we’ll take them through a quick and easy process to see if they qualify for medical marijuana.
Of course, due to the unfair societal stigma surrounding cannabis use, you may have some friends or family members who you are worried might judge you for having medical marijuana at your wedding. It’s worth having a conversation with friends and family members to let them know that you use cannabis.
If you need any help with that discussion, we’ve put together a handy guide on how to tell your family and friends that you use medical marijuana. Remember, cannabis can help with chronic pain and get you moving more comfortably on the dance floor. It’s also a natural mood elevator and can help in decreasing anxiety. It’s medicine that can help you better enjoy your special day.
Pre-game With Cannabis
It is often tradition to enjoy beer or mimosas with the wedding party as you get ready for the ceremony. Consider enjoying some cannabis as you prepare for the festivities to begin. You may even want to think about purchasing a special strain and gifting a customized pipe to the members of your wedding party to commemorate the occasion.
Add Medical Marijuana to Your Registry
Your guests are going to want to give you a gift that you’ll actually use, so why not add some cool cannabis accessories to your wish list. If you need some inspiration, we put together a great list of holiday gifts for the medical marijuana enthusiast in your life. It’s chock-full of gift ideas for any budget that would also go great on a wedding registry.
Treat Your Guest to a Cannabis-infused Edibles Bar
Your guests will love having some edible treats to munch on as you celebrate your special day. You could swing by a dispensary with your wedding planner and pick up some gourmet treats, like Christopher Elbow’s line of cannabis-infused gourmet chocolates.
If you’re feeling extra fancy, you may want to seek out some of Missouri’s chefs who specialize in creating cannabis-infused treats for private parties for guests who are medical marijuana patients.
Add Cannabis Beverages to the Bar
Most weddings serve plenty of alcoholic beverages during the reception, so why not spice things up with the addition of a cannabis drink, such as this non-alcoholic, THC-infused beer to the menu.
Share a Unity Bowl to Commemorate Your Union
This is a twist on the time honored wedding tradition of lighting a unity candle. In this, the couple each chooses a favorite strain, and combines both strains into a bowl, smoking it together to symbolize the beginning of their life together.
Incorporate Medical Marijuana Into Your Toasts
In traditional weddings, after certain guests give a speech, everyone drinks from a glass of champagne. One way to incorporate cannabis into your event might be to have everyone enjoy a toke instead of a toast. Of course, you may want to have champagne on-hand for those who don’t have their medical cards.
Hire a Budtender to Dispense Medical Marijuana
If you really want to go all out, hiring a budtender to set-up a medical marijuana station is a great way to make your reception special. A budtender is there to offer different cannabis strains and edibles, but more importantly - is there to help you oversee consumption so that no one overdoes it and everyone has a good time.
Don’t Pressure Your Guests
It’s important that your special day is enjoyed by everyone, and no one likes to feel pressured. Make a plan so that your guests who don’t have a medical card and those who don’t wish to partake still feel included throughout the ceremony and reception.
Remember, just because you may incorporate medical marijuana into your ceremony and/or reception doesn’t mean the festivities need to be all about cannabis. On the contrary - this day should be all about you and the love that you are celebrating. Cannabis is merely there to make the day more enjoyable.
Ready For Relief?
You don’t have to wait until you’re married to experience the natural relief that cannabis provides. All you need is a Missouri medical marijuana card. If you still don’t have your card, we’re here to help! Our doctors are standing by to take you through a quick and easy evaluation to see if you qualify. Schedule an appointment with a marijuana professional online by CLICKING HERE, or give us a call at (877) 303-3117 to talk to a patient support representative.
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At Missouri Marijuana Card, our mission is helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.
Call us at (877) 303-3117, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!
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