Dear Stoner: I'm going to be in a wedding in Colorado this summer, and I like weed instead of drinking. Should I bring it up with the bride, or just run off and do my thing? Is that allowed in Colorado?
Dear Jess: Smoking weed in public is illegal in Colorado. If the wedding is at a private venue and there are no kids around, though, it should be okay. Unless the venue is a butt-clenching hawk about a few people quietly smoking weed off to the side (most aren’t), I’d worry more about your friend's judgment than a citation.
As long as you're upright for the ceremony and all of the responsibilities that being in a wedding entail, you should be able to sneak off during the reception for a quick joint or bowl — but make sure that whatever utensil you use is disposable so that the smell doesn’t stick around all night. Go with edibles if you can, and keep eye drops handy. And if the bride seems cool — she slated her wedding for Colorado, after all — let her know what you have planned. No telling what she's doing under that veil.
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