A taste of weed's future
In the end, Trinidad's dinner is a microcosm of the whole issue, played out over five courses. The room is filled with folks of different ages, walks of life, and experience with cannabis -- all gathered together to share an experience of getting high. And it's working. This is not a group of cliche pot smokers. And it’s exactly what modern marijuana use should look like, if it ever hopes to become the new normal.
Through their pleasurable effects, safer-than-smoke ingestion, and potential to be consumed en masse in public, edibles represent the true torch-bearer of the legalization movement. Food is life. It's happiness. It's community and family and adventure. And it's perfectly apt to be combined with cannabis.
As one of the most senior, decidedly un-stoner-looking people present at the dinner (Stringer's wife, actually) finally polishes off her cannabis chocolate ice cream over the thumping beats of Kanye West ("No More Parties in LA," in case you were wondering), she states, matter-of-factly, that she feels like "... she just drank a big glass of wine that made me feel really, really, good."