By Mary Carreon
The smell of herb wafted in on the breeze through Bud and Bloom’s event space, an area connected to the dispensary’s showroom in Santa Ana. Ham-and-cheese and tuna sandwiches on wheat bread sat on a tray for people to eat. Rows of chairs faced a tattooed yoga teacher from Papa & Barkley, one of the cannabis industry’s best topical lines specifically designed for the aches and pains of the baby boomer generation. People from Laguna Woods Senior Center and El Toro Mobile Estates filled the seats and waited for chair-yoga to begin.
A woman with peachy, Lucille Ball hair stood with a bag full of goodies she purchased from inside the shop. From her angle, she couldn’t see the sign on the wall directly above her that read, “No consumption zone.” She reached into her bag and pulled out a round tin of Kiva coffee-bean chocolates—a low-dose, bite-sized THC sweet.
“Hey, you’re not supposed to eat those in here!” yelled a woman wearing sunglasses getting ready for chair-yoga. “You’re going to get their license taken away!”
The woman with I Love Lucy hair looked like a deer in headlights, then placed her finger over her lips, signaling the other lady to be quiet.
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