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Los Angeles is 'high' on Valentines Day

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 01:21

One month after California legalized recreational use of marijuana, some in Los Angeles are gifting their partners with an elegant bouquet of pot to celebrate Valentines Day. Ben Gruber reports.

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In downtown Los Angeles, the streets are filled with people buying flowers for Valentines Day. And while long stemmed roses were a popular buy, a new and up until recently illegal type of bouquet is proving to be a hot commodity. This cannabis bouquet from Lowell Farms contains a full ounce of high grade marijuana and according to Vince Lenze, who bought the potent arraignment for his girlfriend -- its a gift that keeps on giving. SOUNDBITE: Nic Lenze, Los Angeles resident, saying (English): "You can't smoke roses. I just thought it was a cool way that you could give flowers but instead of them dying and throwing them away in a week you can get some practical use out of them. You come home from a long day of work and you have a headache, flowers aren't going to help you any." California legalized the recreational use of cannabis late last year, but it still requires a permit to purchase until 2018. But to buy a bouquet that gets you high -- you need to be ready to pay a high price. $400 dollars buys you the greenest bouquet on the market.

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Los Angeles is 'high' on Valentines Day

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 01:21