If you think flowers are overrated and overpriced, there’s a different kind of bouquet you might be interested in.
Marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles are competing with florists for business this Valentine’s Day, as they offer customers flower arrangements with a hefty dose of cannabis, according to KTVU.
ShowGrow, a Los Angeles dispensary, told KTVU their bouquets are made up of lavender, wild flowers, eucalyptus, and $400 worth of marijuana. That’s one ounce (about 28 grams) of high-grade marijuana, according to the growers at Lowell Farms.
TimeOut reports Lowell Farms produced 500 of the bouquets as a test-run for the holiday.
California voted to legalize recreational marijuana in November 2016, but for now you still need a medical marijuana permit to purchase one of these bouquets.
However, the marijuana industry is already growing fast in California. In 2016, legal marijuana sales grew by 30 percent, according to San Francisco-based Arcview Market Research.
As recreational marijuana legalization goes into effect in the coming years, we will likely see more businesses taking advantage of the new market. Dispensaries like ShowGrow are jumping in on the game early by marketing their products in a creative way.
Nic Lenze picked up one of the marijuana bouquets as a Valentine’s Day gift for his girlfriend. “You can’t smoke roses,” Lenze told KTVU. “You come home from a long day of work and you have a headache, flowers aren’t going to help you any.”
Original Article via SFGate