Cannabis-Friendly Wedding Advice

We (almost) have the laws in place! Now, where in Illinois can I have cannabis at my 2020 wedding?

We (almost) have the laws in place! Now, where in Illinois can I have cannabis at my 2020 wedding?

Very private property -essentially someone's backyard. If having cannabis at your wedding is really your top priority (aside from marrying the person you love), a backyard reception will be, in some ways, the easiest route. See our post Do it yourself or hire a professional? for advice on setting up a blank wedding space.

We actually reached out to the office of Representative Kelly Cassidy, who helped create the bill, to get some clarifications on the how the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act would effect private events.

"Per the adult-use legalization law, private residences can prohibit or permit cannabis use as long as it is not in close proximity to someone under 21 who is not a medical use patient, but you could not distribute cannabis at the private residence or have it delivered. If the event goers were in a private home, there were no children, and they Continue reading

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It Has FINALLY Happened!

It Has FINALLY Happened!

The Creator of this site is not one for bragging, but they were there in the room on June 25, 2019 the moment Governor JB Pritzker signed the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act into law! Recreational cannabis will be legal and available for sale on January 1, 2020.

It was a very emotional room. Excitement, anticipation, and a lot of hope was in the air. The various speakers, many of whom were integral in making the idea of this bill into something signable, reminded our Creator that there is so much more to this bill than just allowing people to have a good time at their private events.

The Creator has not read the entire Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. Once they got passed the personal and basic business restrictions and allotments, they stopped reading. It’s roughly 600 pages when converted into a PDF, with the first twenty or Continue reading

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Do it yourself or hire a professional? That is the question

Do it yourself or hire a professional? That is the question

Vendors we know and trust are always impressed when a bride or groom tells them, “See this, I did all of this,” when they are showing off creative aspects of their weddings. They are so proud of every dot of hot glue on a centerpiece or the auto-CAD layout they designed themselves for their custom archway.

If you have the right state of mind and the right group of family and friends, you can pull off a completely Do It Yourself wedding. However, there are a lot of things to consider when you choose to substitute the labor of working professionals for the labor of your family and friends.

Of course, your best friends, the ones that would do anything for you without question, are probably in your bridal party. The ladies in your bridal party may already have a full morning of hair and makeup, so don’t let them Continue reading

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Karen doesn’t want me to have cannabis at my wedding…

Karen doesn’t want me to have cannabis at my wedding…

It’s a shame that in the Two Thousand Teens (the years between 2010 and 2020) that we, as a people, are still fighting for nation-wide legalization. States that have taken legalization into their own hands still have citizens that would prefer the devil lettuce (not Romaine) be banned and every user sent to prison.

If you’re fortunate enough to live in a state with legalized recreational cannabis, there is still a good change you’re closely related to someone who adamantly opposes it, and that person may end up on your wedding guest list. How do you explain to them that there will be cannabis at the wedding and that you and many of the guests intend to use it?

In our experience, this person tends to be an older woman, like a grandma, aunt, or overly opinionated best friend of someone’s mother. Some very conservative men may also have an Continue reading

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