Women in the Cannabis Industry

Women are making big in roads in the world of cannabis.

I was really happy when I got this email from Bloom Farms.

Women need to be more well represented in traditionally masculine fields. Personally, I feel like marijuana is a gender neutral field (the fact that fields of study are gendered is a topic for another post.). However, because it has been seen as a less than legal industry it can be argued that it is seen as a more male industry,’cause, ya know, it would be unseemly for a woman to engage in illicit activities.

With the turmoil our country is in I feel we need to take this opportunity to support each other as much as possible, in as many ways as possible. We all have different sets of skills and abilities. We all have different audiences who listen to us. We have the power to make a difference and change the world, AS LONG AS WE DON’T STAY SILENT. Talk to people, spread info via social media, march in the streets and spread love.

I rarely consume indica based products. However, the  overwhelming reality of the level of sexism, racism and homophobia in the country has been giving me trouble sleeping. I picked up some Master Blaster sugar wax (Purple Frost Genetics has long been a trusted grower;Bad Fish Extracts  is a new favorite extract maker). I’m so glad I chose this one for a bed-time aid. The extract is a beautiful blonde color (indicating a lower level of plant matter/residual matter), and delicious terpene filled scent are just scratching the surface of the awesomeness of this strain. One dab and there’s an immediate wave of relief that overtakes my body. As I take a deep breath and savor the flavor of the terpenes on my tongue I am reminded that there is still beauty in this world and I’m lucky enough to witness it every day.

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It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Yes, The title to this post is hyperbolic. This doe not mean that it is an inaccurate statement. This election ignited people’s passions for speaking out. The only bit of solace I can find on this dark day is the hope that this spark will fuel some significant change. Now is not the time to be silent. EVERYONE deserves to be represented, to be safe and to feel loved. The ONLY way we will accomplish is by being  OUT.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: we need to educate, not spread propaganda. We need to exist. Out in the open. As good people. As good people who happen to smoke marijuana. We need to have one less negative portrayal of a group of people. We NEED LESS HATE. More acceptance will occur when barriers are broken and perceptions are changed.
I know some people may be using cannabis to deal with the fear, stress, anger or grief they’re feeling but please, don’t abuse it. If you feel like you have a problem please seek help. You are not weak. You are not broken. You are living.You are trying and deserve a chance (even if you don’t feel like you do).

P.S. CBD is great for reducing anxiety