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“Weeding” highlights green rush in Las Vegas

It was there between two plastic marijuana plants, a smoke machine gently blowing smoke from a joint painted into a cloudy backdrop, where they said their “I dos”.

It was a Valentine’s Day “weeding” at the Cannabis Chapel on Las Vegas Boulevard.

The beginning of a marriage, the baby steps of an industry growing up in the shadow of a budding marijuana industry.

The cannabis chapel does anywhere between one and six weddings a week. The vast majority of the happy couples are tourists, in town to partake in the medical marijuana business. Nevada allows those out of towners to buy medical pot with a card.

The chapel is also home to a new kiosk, which allows those out of towners to get a card within minutes. The kiosk, which was designed by owner Drew Gennuso, allows a patient to fill out paperwork digitally and send it to a participating doctor who reviews whether the request is legitimate.

It’s all part of a growing industry designed around expanding marijuana laws in Nevada. And industry ready for a shot in the arm with incoming recreational sales.

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