The key to tourism is having an attraction that most people can’t get where they live. Things like beaches and warm weather, the shows of New York City, the casinos of Las Vegas, etc.
Enter legal recreational marijuana. It’s new and it’s limited to a few states as of right now. And best of all, it’s something that is very much in demand. What stoner doesn’t want to walk into a nice, clean store and buy some good quality cannabis?
Legal weed is lending a new element to weddings in Oregon. In fact, a West Linn couple elected to have both bar and budtenders at their summer nuptials.
“We were shocked by how much people loved it,” groom John Elledge told KGW Portland. “I’m still getting a couple of texts a day from guests who enjoyed the weed tent.”
While legally a venue with a liquor license cannot serve both alcohol and marijuana at the same event regardless of legalization, Elledge’s wedding was held on a privately owned Christmas tree farm, taking away the need for a public venue liquor license.
Although many in the sporting community are taking kindly to cannabis and the new laws that go with it, tennis star Novak Djokovic is not one of them. During his Rodgers Cup semi-final match with Jeremy Chandy, Djokovic made several comments to the umpire about the powerful odor of marijuana on the tennis court.
The No. 1-ranked tennis player in the world approached the umpire’s chair between the first and second sets and let loose with a barrage of anti-weed comments: “Someone is smoking weed, I can smell it, I’m getting dizzy. Somebody is getting high. Can you smell it? The whole place smells of it.”
Talk show host Sharon Osbourne believes that the U.S. shouldn’t legalize marijuana.
“I have big resentments that this is happening,” Osbourne told CBS TV, as reported by contactmusic.com. “Anything that alters your mental state I don’t think should be allowed… You can say prescribed medication can alter your mental state, but I don’t agree with it all.”