Oregon Wedding Features Weed Bar
Hey guys, I wanted to quickly share this story from KGW about a West Linn wedding that featured a bud bar with bud tender. This isn’t the first wedding that’s featured cannabis, especially with it already being legal in other states, but this is the first of it’s kind in our area, and that’s pretty cool. (via)
Read about it below:
WEST LINN, Ore. — The legalization of pot in Oregon has couples considering weed bars at their weddings.
“We were shocked by how much people loved it,” said groom John Elledge of his recent reception. “I’m still getting a couple of texts a day from guests who enjoyed the weed tent.”
Elledge married Whitney Alexander this summer on a West Linn Christmas tree farm.
“On private property where no liquor license is involved, it is legal,” said Mark Pettinger with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
However, he added, a caterer with a liquor license cannot legally serve alcohol at an event where marijuana is also being served to guests. “Caterers should be aware there cannot be bartenders and budtenders.”
“We made sure we were legal,” said Elledge,”We know the limit is 8 ounces so we had small amounts of 13 varieties with a budtender controlling consumption.”
The couple had a wedding planner from Lake Oswego’s Bridal Bliss.
“This was our first request for a weed bar,” said owner Nora Sheils, “We made sure everyone was safe and provided transportation. The couple provided the product and hired the budtender for the tent.”
Elledge, who describes himself as a professional marijuana grower, seems pleased to be a pioneer,
“Even an 81-year-old woman who hadn’t smoked weed since the ’60s came into the tent at our wedding,” he said. “Though skeptical at first she ended up loving it.”