But among the entrepreneurial spirit surrounding cannabis culture in Colorado, no one has yet figured out the delicate dance of hosting a cannabis event space as well as Kendal Norris, whose Mason Jar Event Group will throw another luxurious bash later this January.
“This is a group of professionals who just want to come together and use cannabis instead of having to do that in their car before going into a restaurant or a yoga class,” Norris told interviewers last week.
Looking back in the history of Norris’s Mason Jar events, it’s easy to see why these weed parties were so memorable, and why so many are already looking forward to her next event in the series, a Winter dinner on Jan. 28.
As recently as September, Norris threw an effortless-glam dinner party celebrating autumn, and in November it was a ripper-from-Sunset Magazine yoga brunch in, both of which involved several cannabis-and-cocktails pairings and live music amid picturesque Boulder-area farms.
Picture this: a grassy, sun-kissed meadow for a mingling happy hour with passed appetizers transitioning into an elegant, candlelit dinner with attentive table service and a floating “budtender” packing fresh bowls for seated guests.
Each of the meal courses are paired with a different strain or type of marijuana and alcoholic beverage, each described by highly trained sommeliers.
Every detail, from the understated jars of unused glass one-hitters to the cannabis flower-enhanced centerpieces to the easy-to-follow menus that direct the evening’s proceedings, seems to work perfectly in unison.
O, and there’s “Top Chef”-winning restaurateur Hosea Rosenberg over there watching over the kitchen space.
Eventgoers get shuttled by a limo bus to and from the event from central transportation hubs in Boulder and Denver.
And all of these events are zero-waste with full composting and recycling programs.
“I’ve been hosting dinners like this at my own home for years,” Norris told Colorado newspapers.
“I’ve been a cannabis user for a very long time, and I feel immersed into the culture. These are my favorite things: Food, wine, yoga and cannabis, and they’re other people’s favorite things, too, but we don’t have an opportunity to experience this together.”
Until now, thanks to Kendal Norris’s living the high life in every way.
(Photo Courtesy of Mason Jar Event Group)
Adam is a staff writer for Green Rush Daily who hails from Corvallis, Oregon. He’s an artist, musician, and higher educator with deep roots in the cannabis community. His degrees in literature and psychology drive his interest in the therapeutic use of cannabis for mind and body wellness.