Pot And Prejudice Campaign

Pot And Prejudice Campaign

Before normalization of cannabis use can happen, we must first plant the seeds of change.

This 4|20 season, Dixie Elixirs and the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) want to bring the community of cannabis together. “Pot & Prejudice” is a new campaign and video series that plans to change the perception of cannabis consumers through education, advocacy and giving back to the Marijuana Policy Project, the largest organization behind cannabis policy reform in the United States.

The “Pot & Prejudice” video series hopes to inform the public about the harmful effects of marijuana prohibition and pushes for activism to change the law so that cannabis can be seen without prejudice.

In Colorado and California, if you buy a Limited Edition 100MG Wildberry Lemonade Elixir at participating dispensaries, Dixie will donate $5 dollars to the MPP. For every crate of Wildberry sold Dixie is donating another $15. Not only are you helping educate yourself so you can educate others, you’re also giving back to a strong voice that fights prejudice for the cannabis community.

Click here to donate now.

Click here to find the dispensary nearest you that carries Wildberry Lemonade Elixir.

Watch Episode 1 of Pot & Prejudice here:

How to Join the Pot & Prejudice Movement

  1. Donate to the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) through dixieelixirs.com/MPP
  2. Buy a Limited Edition 100MG Wildberry Lemonade Elixir at a participating dispensary in CA or CO, and Dixie will donate real dollars to MPP while you enjoy your tasty cannabis freedom.
  3. Give a Damn by sharing the video & taking a stand against #PotandPrejudice

Love and Marij is elevating the cannabis experience even further by using parties and pot to fight prejudice. They’re also giving inspiration for 4|20 parties, 4|20 weddings, dates and beyond. Invite your friends to your Lemonade Soiree, A 4|20 Garden Party, or even a legalization celebration!

Celebrate spring by grabbing a crate of Wildberry Lemonades and hosting a party with one of Love and Marij’s Pinterest Wildberry Party Boards. Invite all your friends; even the ones that don’t love to burn down and dare to use “Pot & Prejudice” to create a dialogue about normalization and to help fight outdated stereotypes.

Set up some healthy munchies, brings some varieties of edibles, concentrates, and then talk — really talk — about how cannabis has been a positive influence in your life. Or maybe how it made you nervous to use at first. It doesn’t have to be scripted but those philosophical thoughts tend to bloom when the smell of bud is in the air.

Be real; if using cannabis hasn’t always been a good experience, then definitely share to help promote responsible, educated consumption. Maybe someone has felt the same and can relate to your experience. It helps anyone engaged become more informed and the ripple effect begins.

Then share your Pot & Prejudice experiences on social media using the following hashtags:

  • #PotandPrejudice
  • #Change420

Watch Episode 2 of “Pot & Prejudice” here:

Best Cannabis Strains to Offer at Weddings

Best Cannabis Strains to Offer at Weddings

Serving beer, wine and spirits at special events like weddings, engagement parties, birthday celebrations, and holiday gatherings is already a common practice in the United States. Now that cannabis policies have been reformed in nearly half of the nation, with four states legalizing recreational use and retail sales, serving cannabis (more openly) may be the next trend at such events.

Event planners, vendors and venues, especially in Colorado, Washington and Oregon, have already discovered creative ways to incorporate cannabis into special events, like weddings, in every facet from including fresh buds in bouquets and boutineers to offering a cannabis-bar (cannabar). In fact, this is expected to become so trendy in the near future that the world’s first Cannabis and Wedding Expo has already been scheduled for January 2016.

best weed for weddingsIsland Jenn Photography

Cannabis policy reform is a relatively new development in the United States, but it will not be long before the attitudes of people begin to evolve with the laws. Americans are already beginning to realize that many of the facts presented in the form of propaganda during the Reefer Madness era were false, as the most recent Gallup Poll revealed that 58 percent of American voters believe that federal cannabis prohibition should end. As more people begin to realize that cannabis is no more harmful than alcohol, attitudes shift and the marijuana industry grows, many predict that consuming cannabis at weddings and other celebratory events will soon be just as widely accepted as alcohol.

Much like how the same alcoholic beverage may produce different effects in different people, it is important for hosts and guests alike to be aware that the same strain of cannabis may affect each person differently. While there are always exceptions to the rule, the majority of people can expect to experience the effects described for each of the strains below.

Consult the Experts

Each individual strain of cannabis is unique. When exploring beyond the basic differences between sativa and indica, understanding cannabis becomes more complicated when considering how each strains’ cannabinoid and terpene profiles translate into the effects experienced. Much like a bartender is trusted to pour drinks for guests at an event, a budtender or any person with extensive cannabis knowledge can be hired to work the cannabar at your next event. A budtender will be able to share knowledge, help guests select strains and decide which method of consumption to use. Having a cannabis expert onsite to help serve and educate guests will ensure responsible consumption, especially for novice or first time users.

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Just as choosing which strain to consume may be difficult for a wedding guest, selecting how many and which strains to offer may be just as overwhelming for the bride and groom or wedding planner. In an effort to narrow down the hundreds of possibilities, we have put together a list of the top-rated strains that would pair well with weddings and other social gatherings.

Cannabis connoisseur Jake Browne, better known as the world’s first pot critic, shared his recommendations with Whaxy for a “three strain combination that is perfect for parties” to establish a no-brainer, go-to selection for those who find it difficult to choose.

Browne said that offering Blue Dream, Green Crack and Grape Ape, would provide guests with a well-rounded selection. Browne’s reasoning behind each choice is explained under those three strain names in the descriptions below.

Feature image credit: Jessica Hill Photography

Sativa Strains

Durban Poison

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Durban Poison is a pure sativa landrace strain that will leave guests or the bride and groom alert, energetic and ready to party. In heavy doses, this strain may cause the heart to race.  Click here to read an expert review of Durban Poison to learn more about what to expect when consuming this popular sativa.

Strawberry Cough

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This fruity sativa, Strawberry Cough, would make a great addition to any cannabar because its the perfect combination of mental relaxation and energetic focus, helping guests feel good about dancing like no one is watching.

Amnesia Haze

best wedding strains

This award winning strain, Amnesia Haze, will leave guests mingling, laughing and dancing the night away with energizing, mood boosting, uplifting and pain-relieving effects.

Island Sweet Skunk

best wedding strains

Both experienced and novice cannabis consuming wedding guests will be enticed by the sweet, fruity and slightly skunky scent of Island Sweet Skunk. Often testing higher than most in Cannabidiol (CBD), ISS is the ideal pre-vows strain, leaving guests relaxed and loose without lessening the ability to focus or socialize.

Maui Waui

best wedding strains

Sweet, tropical fruit scented Maui Waui flowers are a great option for a wedding where smoking is favored because guests won’t have to fear coughing much when exhaling. The mood-boosting and energizing effects may also inspire friendship between guests who have just met.

Kali Mist

best wedding strains

Often praised for helping to inspire creativity and a happy state of mind, fruity Kali Mist flowers may provide the perfect mix of relaxation and focus that the bride and groom need before they say “I do.” Guests will also be impressed with the beautiful pink and purple hues splashed between the bright green leaves and orange trichomes.


best wedding strains

Earning notoriety as a “high CBD” strain for having a 5:2 ratio of cannabidiol (CBD) to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive effects of Harlequin are mild compared to other strains because CBD buffers the potency of the THC. Like training wheels on a bicycle, Harlequin is perfect to have on hand for the novice and first time consumers at the wedding. The higher levels of CBD in this strain will eliminate the risk of developing paranoia or anxiety that some users face the first tim while also relieving the aches and pains of guests who have traveled a long distance or twerked too hard on the dance floor.

Indica Strains

Grape Ape

best wedding strains

Browne explained, “Grape Ape is perfect for the end of the night. The robust grape candy notes taste great and it provides a deep body stone without too much couchlock. Its also great for hangovers!”

Critical Mass

best wedding strains

As a powerful indica strain, Critical Mass is great for the nervous bride and groom or an anxiety ridden guest. Often testing high in both THC and CBD, Critical Mass is best consumed in small quantities (one to two hits maximum) at social functions in order to avoid lethargy and drowsiness. In small quantities, Critical Mass can free the mind from overthinking by relaxing the body with tingling sensations through the arms and legs.

Grand Daddy Purple

best wedding strains

Grand Daddy Purple (GDP) is one of the most recognized strains in the world for good reason. Guests can anticipate feeling happy, uplifted and relaxed almost instantly without being sedated. Plus, the resinous flowers spotted with dark purple leaves will pique the curiosity of guests, encouraging them to ask questions.


best wedding strains

G13 is the ultimate strain for anyone who prefers a powerful body high with very little cerebral euphoria. While it may uplift your mood, G13 allows for intense relaxation and lightness of the limbs without clouding thoughts or making it difficult to focus. G13 is also ideal for pre-meal consumption, as it may increase the appetite and enhance the taste of food even more so than all other strains.

Bubba Kush

best wedding strains

Likely to encourage a positive outlook and a case of the giggles, Bubba Kush and the slightly more difficult to find Pre ’98 Bubba Kush are great strains for clear-headed relaxation and intense body tingling sensations. The Bubbas may be best delivered in smaller quantities in order to avoid being too tired to get out of your chair when its time to teach ’em how to dougie.

Northern Lights

best wedding strains

Often recommended for the treatment of pain, insomnia, depression and appetite loss, Northern Lights is the perfect compliment to the wind-down portion of the evening, allowing newlyweds and guests alike to drift attention away from sore muscles, aching feet, and dance floor fails.


best cannabis for weddings

In small doses, award-winning Blueberry can be energizing and encourage socializing, but it can also ease end of the night tension with waves of weightless relaxation throughout the body. Often reported to enhance feelings of arousal, these sweet scented flowers may be best reserved for the newlyweds’ nightcap.

Hybrid Strains

Blue Dream

best cannabis for weddings

Browne said, “Blue Dream is ideal for guests who might need a little help getting on the dance floor, as its a body moving hybrid that is great for mood elevation.”

Green Crack 

best weed for weddings

Browne explained, “Green Crack is the ultimate conversation piece and truly does give a ton of energy to those who might be exhausted from travel or just being at a wedding. The fruity flavor is just a bonus.”

NYC Diesel

best weed for weddings

Happy-go-lucky New York City Diesel (NYC Diesel or NYCD) is an ideal strain to offer at weddings because it is suitable for cannabis consumers of all levels of experience. Promoting happiness and talkativeness in social settings, makes NYCD a great option for events, especially weddings because it may also enhance feelings of arousal.

Jilly Bean

best weed for weddings jilly bean

Suitable for novice users, its more than the sweet, citrus scent that of Jilly Bean that may increase the reach of your soul-shine rays. While Jilly Bean effects start with an immediate rush of cerebral euphoria and relaxation, while the body tingling sensations creep in over time.

Cinderella 99

best weed for weddings

As an energizing, stress relieving, promoter of happiness, sweet and citrus scented Cinderella 99 (Cindy 99) is a strain that could be enjoyed before, during and/or after the wedding. Demonstrating mostly motivating and euphoric effects, Cinderella 99 may be able to rejuvenate sluggish guests near the end of the night.

Golden Goat

best weed for weddings

Often recommended for daytime stress and pain relief, Golden Goat, is the ideal strain to get the party started on the dance floor, as the initial effects often consists of silly, happy giggles that may encourage the sharing of such incredible dance moves as “Running Man,” “Rolling the Dice,” “Stirring the Soup,” and “The Bernie.”

XJ 13

best weed for weddings

The almost mentholated, spiciness experienced in the back of the throat upon exhalation of XJ 13, alone, is noteworthy, but it’s ability to increase a person’s ability to spark conversations with strangers landed it a spot on the list for Best Strains to Offer at Weddings. Pair the clear-headed creativity with intense body relaxation and tingling sensations, and you get a strain that is suitable for novice and cannabis-experienced guests.

Cannabis Wedding Expo to be Held in Denver

Cannabis Wedding Expo to be Held in Denver

Leading the nation in cannabis legislation and culture, Denver will soon play host to a unique event designed for cannabis enthusiasts looking to incorporate marijuana into their wedding festivities.

A first of its kind, the Cannabis Wedding Expo will take place on Sunday, January 17th at the Point Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Described as, “a fun and educational opportunity for couples and canna-businesses to come together to learn more ways about how to safely and intelligently bring cannabis into their special day in a classy and sophisticated way,” the expo may just spur the next big wedding trend.

cannabis wedding expo

Brought to the Mile High City by title sponsor LoveandMarij​.com and co-hosted by ​the brains behind the operation, Bec Koop, owner of Cannabis Concierge Events and Philip Wolf, founder of Cultivating Spirits​, this historical expo will bring wedding vendors with experience incorporating cannabis together with couples who are planning their big day.

Says Koop,

“We’re finding the right vendors and venues and people who are at least open-minded to cannabis and finding the ways that people are allowed to incorporate it and enjoy it — ice bongs, vape stations, bud bars, pre-loaded bowls, joints, whatever the circumstances may be.”

Niki McDonald, CEO of Love and Marij, a forum created to help inspire people to incorporate cannabis into upscale events, shared her thoughts about the expo,

“We’re so excited to be a part of history! Whether or not it’s allowed, people smoke weed at weddings. We believe it’s time to stop “hiding” cannabis consumption and allow cannabis to elevate the level of elegance at your event!”

McDonald continued, “From hosting a canna-bar to incorporating buds into your bouquet, there’s so many fun new ways to exercise your legal freedom of expression and we’re here to connect canna-curious party hosts with dispensaries and cannabis friendly vendors that will help you recreate with class!”

weed wedding expo denver

The event will be open only to attendees 21 and over who purchase tickets and RSVP in advance. While onsite consumption in the “cannabis lounge” is permitted and encouraged, it is strictly BYOC (Bring Your Own Cannabis).

When:  Sunday January 17, 2016
Where: Point Gallery 765 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO
RSVP:  Cannabisweddingexpo.com

Photo credits: Lollylah Wedding PhotographyJessica Hill Photography

More about Love and Marij:

According to CEO, Niki McDonald, LoveandMarij.com started as a way to spark change in the way people think to use cannabis. Having the right to enjoy legal marijuana is tremendous, but she is on a mission to elevate the social acceptance of WHERE and HOW people should be able to legally recreate!

McDonald believes there should be a cannabar next to every open bar at every wedding where the law permits, and that anyone who wants to take a limo out on the town to drink the night away should have the option to enjoy cannabis in that limo and have a cannabis infused meal should they choose to.

While people in states where marijuana is legal are technically able to enjoy these luxuries, only a handful of business owners will actually allow cannabis on their properties, making it difficult to enjoy cannabis outside of the home. By creating a hub of articles and imagery that celebrate new trends in cannabis use, Love and Marij aims to demystify cannabis use in social and upscale settings and inspire more people to enjoy cannabis openly!

Love and Marij is inspired by pioneers in the cannabis experience industry like Cultivating Spirits, who hosts sophisticated food, wine & cannabis paring experiences, Buds and Blossoms, who can incorporate cannabis into any floral arrangement and Puff Pass and Paint, where people can legally smoke and express their creative side. We write about cannabis friendly date ideas, real weed weddings and we list vendors that are cannabis friendly. We also have a shop where we highlight gifts perfect for cannabis friendly couples!

To help get the message out there, Love and Marij is hosting a contest to give away a FREE upscale cannabis wedding at Bella Vista Estate in Steamboat Springs, CO, where any newly engaged couple or any couple that wants to renew their vows is welcome to enter to win over $20,000 worth of prizes! They are also the title sponsor of the world’s first Cannabis Wedding Expo in Denver, CO on Jan 17th, 2016 where the general public can check out the world’s first cannabis wedding vendors and experience the BYO Cannabis Lounge. If you want to help in the crusade to make the world a more cannabis friendly place, follow them on social media and send your ideas, products, party photos and press releases so they can spread the word!

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