What It’s Like to Attend a $125 Marijuana Pairing Dinner Where Guests Eat and Get High

Article by Melia Robinson, Business Insider

What it's like to attend a $125 marijuana pairing dinner where guests eat and get high

Philip Wolf was sipping wine at a vineyard in Barcelona when the idea struck him: If people can drink and eat in good company, why can’t they get high?

In February 2014, one month after Colorado fully legalized marijuana, Wolf launched his company Cultivating Spirits, which hosts marijuana pairing dinners across the state. Like a wine tasting, the events mix gourmet foods and ganja, and cater to a sophisticated audience.

“I knew that cannabis, from a connoisseur’s standpoint, had the same qualities as wine,” Wolf tells Business Insider. Plus, he says, “you can treat cannabis just like wine. Some people are going to buy boxed wine. But other people like the education and experience behind it.”

Here’s what it’s like to attend one of Cultivating Spirits’ events.

During a Cultivating Spirits events, the ganja connoisseurs come to you.

During a Cultivating Spirits events, the ganja connoisseurs come to you.

Cultivating Spirits event

Marijuana pairing dinners most often take place in people’s homes. That’s because Colorado law prohibits marijuana consumption in public, and Cultivating Spirits does not have a permit to sell like a dispensary would. Tourists sometimes hold events in Airbnb rentals.

Wolf talks to the host before the event to find out the location, how many people will attend (Cultivating Spirits places a cap at 12), and the desired vibe.

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