Her hopes for that took a hit in November, Peckler said, when president-elect Donald Trump named noted pot opponent Sen. For now, she said the marginalization of cannabis enthusiasts remains a very real concern for many people who work in the industry, or any user who wants to be open about their consumption.
“I talk to so many people who have said, ‘I ended this relationships because of marijuana’ or ‘I didn’t start dating this person because of marijuana,’” she said.
Then guests can sample from marijuana vendors hosting a vaping area and bud bar, with carefully selected sativa strains and THC levels to give guests the “social lubricant” they might want without making them too high. The Huntington Beach event will feature a live glass blower and a caricaturist. And they often email Peckler after the fact to get help connecting with people who sparked their interest.
“I talk to a lot of people who have faced stigma when it comes to dating and finding someone who accepts them for their cannabis consumption,” she said.