Cannabis wouldn’t get us high or provide relief if our bodies didn’t already have a biological system that interacts with cannabinoids.
Everyone loves it when the pack is loud – when the earthy, skunk-like aroma uppercuts our nostrils with anticipated pleasure. Or when buds dazzle us with nostalgic smells that place you at grandma’s house on a Sunday morning.
Cannabis was an essential part of American medicine cabinets decades before it was demonized as the Devil’s Lettuce that fed on the brains of children.
When you consume cannabis you want to experience the effects you love and prefer. Some of us prefer to be snuggled into the couch with a large bag of Hot Cheetos.
“Southern trees bearing strange fruit | Blood on the leaves and blood at the roots | Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze | Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.” Last…
“You been rollin’ around, shit I’m rollin’ up. Light and roll it up.” The unabashed aesthetics of Rihanna lifting a blunt to her face motivated the girls to come out of the…
Choosing to say cannabis over marijuana reinforces the idea that somehow the word marijuana is inferior – but it’s not, it’s just different.
Study after study and report after report is consistently regurgitated and gifted to the public proving that there are blatant disparities. Black people are much more likely to be sent to jail for drug possession, although white people are just as, if not more, likely to use drugs.
Needless to say that marketing strategies that reduce women to sexual objects aren’t just offensive and lazy, they exclude a large portion of the market.
Driving While Black is daunting enough, placing a THC Breathalyzer in the hands of law enforcement will further threaten the livelihood of Black and brown civilians.
Ten influencers that are women of color in cannabis to HIRE and PAY and follow and support and cheer on and love on and shower with compliments and spam with notifications. Thank you.
Hemp would have never been able to thrive in early America without hemp farmers exploiting slaves for their labor.