Get To Know Miss Marijuana.org

The problem is that smoking cannabis does not define what or who
you are.

Miss Marijuana (Miss M.) is a lifestyle site dedicated to giving a voice to women.

The site features stories from women of all walks of life who identify as cannabis users with the mission of normalization. Additionally, with the focus on health and wellness, the site aims to empower women to live to the fullest — whether they work a 9-5, have children or opt to live a single life abroad.

We spoke with Shannon of Miss Marijuana for more on the site, the inspiration for starting it and her take on the state of the industry.

1. What inspired you to create Miss Marijuana, and what is your
mission?

Our mission is to help normalize cannabis for women who use it for
health and wellness. I was inspired to create the site after working for
a love, relationship and sex publication. If we could openly talk about
sex tips and sex positions, why was it so taboo to talk about cannabis?
I wanted to create a space where women would feel normal and more
comfortable about their cannabis use. Miss M. is a place where women can
share their personal stories about using cannabis to heal, and where
others can come to be inspired or find some hope to help heal what ails
them.

2. From your experience, what's the the biggest stigma female cannabis
users face today?

I think that women who smoke cannabis are often viewed as ‘bad girls’ or
‘wild.’ If you’re a woman and you smoke, people often think you’re a
party girl or a hippie chick (which there’s nothing wrong with by the
way.) The problem is that smoking cannabis does not define what or who
you are. Many women who partake are professionals, mothers, business
owners, mental illness survivors, and those suffering from chronic pain.
Women who smoke should be taken seriously and viewed as being capable
mothers, professionals, and people.

3. Miss Marijuana features many personal voices -- what are some of the
most inspiring stories you've heard?

I think that every story I hear is inspiring in its own way. Whether
it’s someone who uses cannabis to overcome severe depression and
suicidal thoughts to overwhelmed moms and survivors of emotional abuse,
each story tells the tale of cannabis saving their lives and making
their world a better place to live in.

4. Where do you hope to see the industry and Miss Marijuana in 5 years?

I would love to see cannabis become federally legal, but that may take a
lot longer than five years (I hope not!) I hope that the cannabis
industry can stay in the hands of small business owners instead of being
dominated by large corporations and pharma companies. Basically, I’d
love for more people to have easy access to cannabis, especially those
who need it to heal. As for Miss Marijuana, I’d love it to be a go-to
place for women from all walks of life to come and learn about how
cannabis can help them heal their minds and bodies.

Find Miss Marijuana on Instagram here.

Photo via missmarijuana.org

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