“A year ago, people would laugh at this,” howls Leslie Monroy, founder of Flowers on Flowers, which adorns its bouquets and floral creations with cannabis buds and leaves. “It would have been such a disaster.”
Monroy is riffing on her unique business during this past weekend’s Cannabis Wedding Expo, as she greets couples, event planners, and venue managers at her booth. UB40’s “Red, Red Wine” wafts in the background as the entrepreneur models one of her popular creations, an ethereal flower headpiece populated with multiple weed buds. She sits alongside a 10-foot floral canopy—blossoming with roses, lilies, and marijuana leaves—that’s gathered dozens of spectators taking selfies.
“This industry has gotten so much more fun,” explains Monroy. “People are more open to it.”
That openness fueled business growth for the two-year-old Flowers on Flowers. Sales tripled in 2017, and the California-based company just announced it sold out for the season after recreational pot in the state became legal in January.
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