Article by Jane Wells, CNBC
Florist Bec Koop is putting the finishing touches on a wedding bouquet, which in this case are buds of cannabis tucked among the roses.
“The motto is ‘Straight from your bouquet to your bowl,'” she laughed. “You can literally take it out and smoke it.”
Koop owns Buds & Blossoms, a Denver-based florist specializing in pot-infused weddings. She discovered almost no one was catering to cannabis enthusiasts for special occasions, even in Colorado, where recreational marijuana has been legal for two years.
Many venues don’t want it on site, or can’t allow it because of restrictions in the law. She also heard horror stories, like the wedding photographer who walked out as soon as he saw pot being consumed, leaving the bride and groom at the altar.
“I started to find the venues that would say ‘yes,’ and then I started to find other vendors that would say ‘yes,'” she said.
Koop, 30, started Buds & Blossoms with a 35-page business plan and $1,500 in 2014. She already had a regular florist business, which she supplemented by working at a medical marijuana dispensary.