Episode 19: Women & Weed

Ep 19 Women & Weed

Happy 4/20! With the new legalization timeline from Trudeau, we felt it was the perfect time to discuss women & weed. In this episode of Underwire, we hear a variety of voices from the members of TOFemCo alongside some knowledgeable counterparts. We go in-depth about the multifaceted world of weed – the stigma, uses, preferences and experiences we’ve had.

Peggy and her friend Roberta join us all the way from their trip to South America to talk about smoking pot, how weed can help you bond with friends and community, what they like to do while high and especially what tv shows they like to watch and highly (ha!) recommend.

Frida chats with our friend Trish (who you heard on Episode 15: Black Girl Magic) about their very different experiences with weed, as well as Trish’s take on the culture from the perspective of a Caribbean woman.

Also, did you know it’s poetry month? For this episode's pop culture pick, Karin shares some of her favourite poetry by Jamila Wood to celebrate the month.

Anne is honoured to induct Attorney Lauren Vázquez into our League of Extraordinary Women. Vázquez is the badass behind Fired Up Lawyer, a team specializing in helping cannabis businesses navigate the sometimes murky legal world of weed. She's also a social entrepreneur who has worked for over a decade to end cannabis prohibition and advance alternatives to the failed war on drugs. Vásquez served as a Senior Advisor and Statewide Organizer for the Prop 64 campaign. She has advised numerous cannabis companies and organizations and has worked with cities and counties for years to develop local licensing for cannabis businesses. Plus, she’s a Professor at Oaksterdam University and previously served as the National Deputy Director of Communications for the Marijuana Policy Project. Wow.

What do you think about the upcoming legalization measures for marijuana in Canada? Live somewhere else and want to share your perspective? We'd love to hear about your experiences with weed, good or bad.