CALIFORNIA: In a Russian Hill apartment, 17 women passed around cannabis-infused gluten-free vegan blueberry almond granola and rubbed marijuana-based topical cream into their shoulders.
The attendees — lawyers and chefs and nurses and tech executives among them — inhaled from vaporizers and erupted in laughter when a woman lauded the aphrodisiac wonders of Sexxpot, a new strain of Humboldt County-grown herb that she recently smoked with her husband.
For Amanda Conley, the host, it was “a Tupperware party for cannabis.”
Part professional women’s networking group, part social group for weed-loving women, part showcase for female entrepreneurs, last week’s pot klatch stands on the leading edge of the cannabis movement. As Californians prepare to vote on legalizing weed as early as next year, the ladies are quietly hatching two plans: to help women have more power in an incredibly lucrative industry, and to break through what some are already calling that industry’s “green ceiling.”