It was an unseasonably warm October evening as I walked toward the live mariachi band with my new bride, Cynthia. In between days of dreary rain and freezing snow, somehow the clouds parted and made room for a perfect wedding under the stars last weekend in Lafayette, Colorado—just north of Denver.
As the eight-piece band set off into a soaring chorus of harmonies, I couldn’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of joy. Here we were on this beautiful night in our earliest moments as newlyweds, sharing it with our family, relatives, closest friends, and more than 100 colleagues.
Cynthia and I are both proud members of the cannabis industry, and in planning one of the most important days of our lives, we decided to share a key part of ourselves with those nearest and dearest to us by integrating cannabis into our wedding reception. Our guests discovered an array of locally sourced cannabis products in our specially outfitted Bud Barn—a literal barn adored with scores of elegant chandeliers hanging from the roof. There were cannabis soft drinks from Keef Cola, infused teas from Purple Monkey, and gooey, tantalizing s’mores made with cannabis chocolates crafted by Incredibles. To top it all off, budtenders were holding court in the Bud Barn, hand-rolling joints for our guests with flower sourced from our Denver cultivation facility at Medicine Man.