Wink-In-Weed: Cannabis Class Is In Session

Team CannaCon at KLAY 1180 AM

By David Rheins  Class is in session for participants in Washington’s legal cannabis trade.  Coming off of the collegial CCC show in Portland, Team MJBA is back in Western Washington this week continuing our quest to provide professional education and promote best business practices for our nascent industry. On Tuesday, February 13th,  6-8:30 at the Factory Luxe  Read the full article…

Women Leaders in Cannabis finds group to take Thanksgiving donations

When WLC said they wanted to donate food baskets, Autism Rocks was excited to receive them.

OREGON:  A nonprofit trade organization based on philanthropy has reached out to help during the holiday – but had the offer turned down. The group, “Women Leaders in Cannabis,” says it’s been denied several times. The Eugene office of the Oregon Department of Human Services and two charities said “no” when the group wanted to donate turkey Read the full article…

Women At Work: No Old-Boys Network In New Field, Medical Marijuana Pioneers Say

“There is no such thing as an old boys’ network in a new industry,” says Wendy Berger Shapiro, co-founder of a group called Illinois Women in Cannabis.

ILLINOIS:  It’s an industry, they say, that’s too new to have a glass ceiling. And for many women, that’s a good reason to get into the booming legal marijuana business. “There is no such thing as an old boys’ network in a new industry,” says Wendy Berger Shapiro, co-founder of a group called Illinois Women Read the full article…

Mother Jumps From Nagging to Bragging About Marijuana

Honestly, I believed the key to deterring marijuana use was to nag, nag, and nag some more.

Eight years ago, somewhere between scheduling play dates for my youngest and running our household I caught my 16-year old son smoking weed with a few friends. Upon discovering this scene, I became irate. What was he thinking? Hadn’t we talked about choosing not to use drugs? Was I being naive thinking my child would Read the full article…

In Colorado, The Number Of Women In Marijuana Industry Is Getting Higher

While the U.S. is only now starting to explore modern medical uses of marijuana, for centuries, women around the world have harnessed the magical green leaves.

COLORADO:  Christie Lunsford used to feel so lonely. As a medical marijuana caregiver, she would attend cannabis industry meetings and be the only woman in the room. “The first time I saw another female, I was really excited. That was in 2010,” said the 43-year-old Denver wife and mother, who has branched out to cannabis marketing, Read the full article…

The Fall Of Cannaculture: Will Hot Kush Girls Fade And "Marlboro Pot" Emerge?

From the beatniks of the '50s, to the hippies of the '70s, to the rastafarians of the '80s and '90s, cannabis has always represented an alternate way of life. A rebellion against restricting social norms.

If it happened to Rock ‘n’ Roll, will it happen to cannabis? For the past 75 years, cannabis has been an underground, countercultural phenomenon. From the beatniks of the ’50s, to the hippies of the ’70s, to the rastafarians of the ’80s and ’90s, cannabis has always represented an alternate way of life. A rebellion against Read the full article…

Women Move To The Front Of Pro-Pot Movements

Michigan Moms United founder Charmie Gholson speaking at Hash Bash in Ann Arbor.

MICHIGAN: Members of the group Michigan Moms United gathered outside the state Department of Human Services last week, along with other groups protesting the controversial removal of 6-month-old Bree Green by Child Protective Services from her Lansing family.

Pot Legalization Is Changing Image Of Women And Weed

Aimée “Ah” Warner, CEO and founder of Cannabis Basics, cooks up a batch of topical medications for pain relief, all legal. She has convened a group called Women of Weed because the marijuana industry and movement have long been male dominated.

WASHINGTON: The female marijuana plant, sold for its sticky psychoactive chemicals, is where the value lies in the pot industry. But the industry has long been dominated by men and can be crassly sexist, particularly in underground pot commerce. Women are relegated to supporting roles and sometimes blatantly viewed as sex objects, according to a study Read the full article…