Those who blaze together, stay together.
The Cannabis Chapel, at 827 Las Vegas Boulevard South, performs cannabis-themed “weedings” for the herbally inclined. The chapel celebrated its soft opening with their first wedding ceremony on April 20 gearing up for a grand opening mid-June.
“[The concept] goes with the changing tide with legal cannabis and the industry in general,”Cannabis Chapel founder Drew Gennuso says.
The chapel doubles as a resource center for those interested learning about marijuana.
“A lot of people found relief through medical cannabis use, and a lot of them like talking about it. We want this to become an open forum,” says Gennuso.
Officiant Locq Fortune conducts the matrimonial ceremony in a flashy weed plant jacket and tie. The bride walks down the aisle to a reggae version of “Wedding March” before meeting her betrothed at the altar. Then Fortune commences with the stoner-pun-filled nuptials.
For now, the use of medical marijuana is not allowed on the premises. This is something both Gennuso and Fortune hope will change after the November 8 election, with recreational legalization on the ballot.
In the meantime, Cannabis Chapel offers packages from nearby dispensaries for couples who want to partake after they’ve been hitched. For the first wedding, Essence Cannabis Dispensary picked up the bride and groom and provided cake pop edibles for people with medical cards then drove them back to their rooms.
Wedding packages start at $104.20 and comes with the service, the use of the facility, and a silk pot plant bouquet and boutonniere. In the future, they are hoping to have live plants, hemp dresses and tuxes, hemp rings, and other pot-related accouterments. It will also provide pretend ceremonies for those who like the novelty of the concept.
“The sky is the limit,” says Gennuso.