Pot Parties: How Legalized Weed is Fueling New Kinds of Fun


Nightlife has long been synonymous with alcohol – but party planners can’t assume any booze-friendly event will work as well with cannabis.

Coco Ono, wearing only hot pants and pot-leaf pasties, prepared an overstuffed and dripping peanut butter sandwich and suggestively ate it on stage.

In front of a less supportive crowd, her cabaret performance would risk being unwatchable. But on this night, the crowd – and almost everyone on stage – was high.

The show, part of a marijuana-themed comedy and burlesque night I recently attended in Los Angeles, took place in a jewel box performance space behind a bar. In keeping with the logistical hurdles these events still face, the “medicating room”, where sponsoring brands provided samples, was across a parking lot. A touch awkwardly, it was a few doors down from a busy Alcoholics Anonymous storefront.