Instead Of Having An Alcohol Bar, Wedding Party Has Weed Bar

A budtender manned the cannabar.

With the legalization of cannabis in states like Colorado, Washington D.C and Oregon, people are taking advantage of the new freedom in their own chill ways. 

And when professional cannabis cultivator John Elledge and Whitney Alexander got engaged, the two decided to use the law to enter pretty unchartered territory in Oregon for their big day.

On Aug 8, the California couple had their wedding on private property at a Christmas tree farm in West Linn, Oregon, where they could legally — you guessed it — have an open weed bar for their guests to enjoy. 

The bar was held in a tent, with couches to lounge on. 


A budtender divvied up no more than 8 ounces of weed per guest (in accordance with state law) with the 13 strains of weed made available.

And the guests loved it. 

In an interview with local news station KGW Elledge said guests have been continuing to text him after the event, saying what a great time they had. He added: "Even an 81-year-old woman who hadn't smoked weed since the '60s came into the tent at our wedding. Though skeptical at first, she ended up loving it."

Mark Pettinger with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission told KGW that weed served at Oregon weddings is new territory, and notes: "On private property where no liquor license is involved, it is legal," but that alcohol cannot be served by a caterer where marijuana is being served, regardless of if the caterer has a liquor license. 

Though the idea is new, after stories like Elledge and Alexander's go viral, perhaps the trend will catch on. 

You can check out more photos from the wedding documented by photographer Jessica Hill, who posted some of the beautiful images to her InstaGRAM (sorry, had to), and website. 

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