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Legal Weed Set to Reshape NYC’s Party Scene: Cannabis Weekly

  • Underground businesses get a new shot at life via legalization
  • One lifestyle business wants to profit from pot’s social side
Vlad Bautista and Ramon Reyes, both in center, with guests at Happy Munkey’s April 20 “Farewell to Prohibition” party.
Vlad Bautista and Ramon Reyes, both in center, with guests at Happy Munkey’s April 20 “Farewell to Prohibition” party.Source: Bridge Strategic Communications

Happy Munkey’s April 20 “Farewell to Prohibition” party in New York offered a peek at the opportunities that legal cannabis may open up for one of the world’s cultural capitals -- from a new social scene to an above-board career path for those involved in the formerly illicit industry.

The cannabis lifestyle company, which hosts events, sells merchandise and produces a podcast, brought together around 400 people to smoke pot and watch performances by DJs and a psychic.