Dec 262013
 December 26, 2013

nasty lady marijuana strainIt’s not a secret that there seems to be a strange absence of females in the marijuana community. There have been a few articles that have appeared, regarding why females distance themselves from cannabis. When looking through the social media pages, one might stumble upon one or two ladies that can roll up a crazy tarantula blunt, while there may be five guys who do the same thing. For every one female cannabis grower, there’s at least ten male growers. Is it the image of the female in the community or do girls just not like pot?

The image of females in the cannabis community is one that most people know I’m not fond of. While being able to understand that sex does sell in the media today, I stand by the fact that we cannot market marijuana as a medicine if it is presented by mostly naked females. Pharmaceuticals may not be truthful and the pills may not work but they understand that medicine is not sexy. Since most females involved in the cannabis community use their bodies and looks to gain popularity, it’s the ones that avoid those actions that get pushed to the side. When no one pays attention to the women who are actually attempting to make a difference, those women tend to lose their momentum and slowly fade in to the background, rather than the spot where they belong, at the front of the cannabis movement.

Marijuana was also said to effect women in a severely negative way when smoked, back when the word “marijuana” still contained an “h”. Perhaps that it is this negative scare tactic that makes women uneasy to admit that they smoke cannabis. Or perhaps women are just too afraid to attempt to establish themselves in the community, since marijuana is a cause that is primarily dominated by males. The stereotype has been around for so long that it may be permanently ingrained in people’s memories, much like the negative marijuana stereotypes in general. Unfortunately, even when looking at other industries such as alcohol and tobacco, the women involved always seem to take a backseat. Perhaps it is just the absurd media, dictating gender roles.

Everyone who loves marijuana should be able to be involved equally. Female growers deserve recognition just like male growers. Females need to get involved and be proud of the intellectual contributions that they can bring to the legalization of cannabis. There are some girls who, as said above, will use themselves to promote… Well… Themselves and there are others who will try to promote cannabis to the best of their abilities, in the most positive way possible. Come on, ladies!

Source: THCFinder.Com

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Johnny Green is a marijuana activist from Oregon. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy. Follow Johnny Green on Facebook and Twitter. Also, feel free to email any concerns.
  • Kc Kush Taynor

    Holy crap Johnny Green, is this an average glance into your intellect, or did u throw that out the window in order 2 try and score some brownie points from the snobs of the cannabis movement? Well no matter your agenda, i think u fell on ya face buddy! This brief posting (in no way considered article worthy) is more offensive 2 women in marijuana than any nude model could ever be…Im so ready 2 break this down…

    “It’s not a secret that there seems to be a strange absence of females in the marijuana community” Say what? What’s not a secret is the way knobs like yourself over look the women who are actually fighting 4 prohibition repel! Your blindness, like many other idiots i know, is the number one factor that ends up pushing women into the “background” as u put it. Just within that one statement u belittle the work that women are currently doing and have done 4 years now!

    “When looking through the social media pages, one might stumble upon one or two ladies that can roll up a crazy tarantula blunt, while there may be five guys who do the same thing. For every one female cannabis grower, there’s at least ten male growers” Is this almost even close 2 a fact, or some B.S. u pulled outta your A.S.S. just 2 try and give your own rants some kind of credibility? Making up statistics does way more damage 2 the credibility of the movement as a whole than (again) any nude model could ever. Not only can people fact check in this day and age of technology, then call u out on the crap your spewing, but those who don’t might think u have a clue of what you’re talking about, and spread your ignorance as if it were an s.t.d.. And if u even spent a weekend on the same social media pages that i live on, u would find a plethora of women kicking ass and taking names along their journey!

    “The image of females in the cannabis community is one that most people know I’m not fond of” I hate rewriting 4 someone who has no busy writing in the first place, but…what u meant 2 say was “the image of nude models being the only representation of women in the canna comm, is something your not fond of” But again blindside, it’s not the only representation of them!

    “I stand by the fact that we cannot market marijuana as a medicine if it is presented by mostly naked females. Pharmaceuticals may not be truthful and the pills may not work but they understand that medicine is not sexy” So why are there so many very successful, long legged, SEXY AS HELL women reps 4 the big pharma companies Mr. Smart Guy? Oh let me take a guess, u don’t feel women in tight ass business suits and high heels are sexy!? Oh well, there’s a whole fetish market that disagrees highly with that train of thought. And tell me this, is every advocate out here supposed 2 be looking at the marketability of cannabis the way u do? Can’t some of us want the freedoms that we as Americans were given in the constitution, to live the way we see fit 4 ourselves?

    “Since most females involved in the cannabis community use their bodies and looks to gain popularity” WTF??? Do most of them do that Johnny? I work predominately with women in this movement, and to my own dismay, not one of them will send me a proper topless selfie! I can’t even get side boob, and this is from women who claim 2 love me!!! Please give me even a few names of the women u refer 2, cuz im dying 2 meet them. “When no one pays attention to the women who are actually attempting to make a difference, those women tend to lose their momentum and slowly fade in to the background” Whoa! U just stated that women in this movement only have drive if their given attention by their male counter parts, and im gonna leave that comment all to it’s own stupidity!!!

    “Marijuana was also said to effect women in a severely negative way when smoked, back when the word “marijuana” still contained an “h”. Perhaps that it is this negative scare tactic that makes women uneasy to admit that they smoke cannabis” U just stated yourself that was a scare tactic from the days of old, does your browser search beyond 1971? Could the number one reason women don’t admit 2 their canna usage today have anything 2 do with the fact that cps will bust down their door and take their children from them??? YES, YES IT IS!

    “Unfortunately, even when looking at other industries such as alcohol and tobacco, the women involved always seem to take a backseat. Perhaps it is just the absurd media, dictating gender roles” So dictating gender roles didn’t start until the birth of media huh? Or maybe cats like yourself don’t give the mainstream media facts about our powerful “women ran” cannabis forces, for them 2 report on!?

    After all my ranting about your ranting is said and done, the fact is, there are, have been and always will be women in this movement doing more than myself and those who follow slow wits like U. Whether u want 2 accept the fact that nudity in the movement has it’s place in our culture or not, don’t dismiss those of us who enjoy having a good time even while trying 2 educate people. I’m sick of reading all the boo hoo’s about tye died t’s, hippies, and silly stoners doing what they have rights to do, as we don’t have that many rights left- 2 begin with.

    I wonder how many people foresaw the hatred spawned by medical cannabis advocates coming? I wonder if the 25 some years those hippies shedding their t’s 2 smoke naked in protest, without the aid of know it all medical “activist”, will ever be respected by this “new breed” of “activist”? There’s a good chance the answer will be no, as most new gens have no clue of the history that brought us 2 this point of cannabis, past the same regurgitated timeline synopsis that we teach over and over, that this said gen has been eating up since finally opening their own eye’s! Only occasionally are people acknowledged in this movement, and much like artists, that is only after they have suffered 4 many years, and most times not until after their death! So in the end i wonder how many women will be recognized long after their work is complete, and how many of them were comfortable with others expressing their own sexuality and right 2 choice!? Im willing 2 bet there will be more of them than those who are cool with being referred to as “non existent females” repetitively! Just my long ass opinion :) Blaza la Revolution Ladies!

  • ☠ Raven 420☠ ‏™

    Maybe this guy and others are threatened by scantily clad women. If no one has noticed, women have generally become more comfortable with showing their bodies off? And it’s not just the mainstream skinny, big breasted, blonde type either. Shouldn’t women be allowed to enjoy and yes, even flaunt their sexuality after thousands of years of social repression? And as for women not being a part of the movement, I find that to be personally insulting. Cannabis activists come from all walks of life. Don’t insult us with your misinformed ignorance.

    • Kc Kush Taynor

      There have been so many times that i was ready 2 walk away from this movement, and i owe my strength 2 stick out this fight because of a fellow soldier, who most likely was a woman! Thank u mothers and sisters!!!

    • triad 420

      All women are beautiful doesn’t matter what size they what shape or hair color it’s in their essence. Just like cuteness is in the essence of babies puppys and kittens.theirs is more akin to flowers sunsets and snow capped peaks. Raven 420 is right.

  • triad 420

    I think there are a lot good folks involved in this movement. Both men and women that we are making progress is due to the efforts of all. This issue is not only about recreational use or medical use it’s about constitutional rights and civil liberties. It’s about thousands of pow’s of the war on drugs being held in prisons through out the us.for nonviolent crimes.

  • Pandorah_Pandah

    While as a female I’m a bit offended at a guy trying to make statements on my behalf, I am kind of wondering why there aren’t as many stoner-chicks in my town. I do live in a small city and there are some, but including myself there are only about 35-45 tops. And just so you know, we have our fingers in many pies and if we felt like it we could turn this entire WORLD upside down.

  • Kay Lee

    I have known a few female growers over the years, usually quietly doing their thing without seeking attention. I’ve known more farming couples who are just as much in the background as the women tending their gardens, but, particularly for single females, I think that it might be more because of set and setting: Children, single apartment dwellers, full time jobs etc., as well as our more quiet nature. Women have lagged behind in everything: organizing, writing, speaking, growing for all the above reasons. Since men previously dominated the field, it’s been difficult for women to get a foothold, but our innate strength, thought processes and quiet courage have kept us going and emerging. I foresee the future overflowing with female growers as we gain momentum. After all we are the nurturers. Growing things is in our nature. After all, who raised all the activist men?
    .

    • drblais

      huh it’s a choice nothing else no man holds women back anymore ( only men get held back by feminized education, drugging boys in school, and lack of tits for the job. stop the only comparing women to the top 10% of men lets try comparing to the other 90% of men who suffer work hard for nothing, women hate them for not being the 10%. women are vile and cruel to men based on looks and lack of money in a personal level.

      • queen of cannabis

        your stupid

  • Kc Kush Taynor

    Hey, here’s an actual “ARTICLE” about Women and Cannabis! U should glance it Johnny, as im sure u do most of your reading that way!!!

    http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/10/marijuana-and-the-modern-lady/280828/#comments

    • painkills2

      Great article, thanks for the link!

      • Kc Kush Taynor

        My pleasure…

    • Sarijuana

      Excellent! Thanks for posting this.

  • mia

    I’m a female I love bud.

  • Hope

    I’m a female and I’ve been smoking Cannabis for 50 years now. And I will continue to do so as long as I live. Unfortunately I am not a grower, but that does not diminish my affinity for the plant. Not everyone is blessed with a green thumb, and it is sad to say that every houseplant I have ever owned died shortly after coming into my possession. So, I would not even TRY to grow anything as important as Cannabis. But, I can roll the perfect joint and a pretty good blunt. I figure that is all that is necessary. That, and I am an ardent activist and promote the plant to everyone I come in contact with. Hopefully I am doing my part. I also make sure everyone I know is registered to vote and I see to it that they DO vote. VTLM

    • Katmuse

      Hope …yoer’ skills & work R important just like Marijuana…I throw weed plants away, if I cant keep them alive..They feed the baby plants in the next round, by becomin’ compost…
      Your’r articulate & urge ppl to vote? Thats important…

  • Grow Momma

    Female Medisinal Cancabis grower here!! And life is good. The medicinal properties are amazing. Patients do you homework and know what your smoking. Some growers just grow. I on the other hand have been studying Medicinal Marijuana for 4 years and know who should be smoking what for whatever purpose.

  • dr.blais

    they got all the bud tender jobs i do not know what you are talking about it was very sexist towards men in my experience i was more qualified but lacked the tits for the job

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    • Anj555

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    • Jamie Guest

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  • OregonMedical CannabisUniversi

    We are women of cannabis! We own and operate a medical cannabis facility in Washington county OR.

    We are the first and only surviving resource center out in the county, anywhere. Others have opened and been shut down by the sheriff. Established in 2009 some of the “men of cannabis” have acknowledged us at the University. Skunk magazine did a great article and so did High Times. We hold over a dozen trophies collectively for the best medicine and medibles. All Won within our state. We will be competing in the High Times Medical competition this year as well.

    When it comes to any recognition locally, there has been none. I see a lot of women in this industry overlooked.

    Who out there is the man who is willing to seek out the “Women of Cannabis” and give them the light they so deserve to shine in? There are more of us out here than you can imagine!
    ;0)

    • Katmuse

      Good luck ta’ Oregon..They’ve worked hard for years ..now they MUst legalize…Its only right!
      Up with women!

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  • krys morris

    well where I come from, there is NO absence of females…lol. we love the ganja just as much as males do. and we aren’t afraid to show it here in winterpeg!

    • Katmuse

      uh…I hate ta say this..but must..
      if I look at the posts I git on my FB feed from the dudes in canada, and judge canadian women on that!???..uh……
      Those canadian chicks R showin just a” TAD” More than their enthusiazim fer weed!… If U get my meanin there! hehehe
      Other counties “accept” alot of things in their media than the US. does..
      We tend ta B Prudes “” on most thingss>… & lag behind..
      but here’s Colo.!!!
      I think Im dreamin’..punch me in th eface plzzzz!
      ;-)….splat! aaawwww..finally…

  • me

    LOL Cuz chicks are way smarter than us.

    • Katmuse

      yep…hehehe
      Dude..thnx’

    • Katmuse

      Not always..
      We all have different skill sets…
      :_)

  • Karen L

    I love growing :)

    • Katmuse

      me too…giggles..
      ;_)

  • Melissa

    Im the only female I know who smokes. I have about 15 stoner friends but they’re all male :( come on ladies!

    • Katmuse

      pray to the goddess…
      :-/
      Where the hell do you girrrrls’ live??
      >>Astonished””””
      I toke with the agls all the time..NBFD..
      wow..its still underground for so many ppl…?
      and women in particula…I’m finding out…
      with yer’ help Ladies..
      Thnx’ Hang in there…
      Just keep chiming in!
      hehehlol

  • GreenLady

    I’m female but all of my toking buddies are male. I haven’t smoked with another female in over ten years. I have no idea why the ladies in this area aren’t into mj. It’s weird.

    • Katmuse

      where do you live?? Im puzzled…ten years.. do you hang out..or talk to women?
      That seems sad to me….and I agree “weird” ..yikes!

  • Foxy

    I know a lot of other females that toke & such. I am an activist myself yet, stay underground due to where I live.
    wish i had the means to start my dream company in Colorado & or Washington…shit even Amsterdam or Uruguay. Us ladies are out there

  • HempTrust

    I am here !!! Being very active and supportive …but hardly noticeable

  • StonedPirate

    I could make a circle with just girls I know who smoke :/

  • StonedPirate

    I could make a circle with just girls I know who smoke :/

  • alexa

    I’m a girl….I love weed. Been smoking for 10 years!

  • Jakal Fo ShaKal

    grower, patient, smoker, activist, enthusiast, and im a girl :) stay stoney

    • Marc Dankman

      Hell yeah we need more chicks like you!

  • 420lasvegaslady

    I’m a female who is a patient,connoisseur an activist enthusiast and M.S. patient who took back her life.

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  • http://GrowWeedEasy.com/ Nebula Haze – Cannabis Grower

    In places where women are treated like people, they naturally tend to congregate. I disagree with this statement, ” For every one female cannabis grower, there’s at least ten male growers.” For example on my website GrowWeedEasy.com, I’ve found that more than 47% of all the visitors to the site are women (via Google Analytics). Women are out there growing and using cannabis, but they’re just not doing it in the same places as men in the cannabis community. If you look at how women are portrayed and treating in the cannabis community, it’s pretty easy to see why.

    Let’s just look at the growing world. Growers regularly refer to their plants by negative terms that apply to women. For example, bud-bearing cannabis plants are all considered “female plants” and you’ll often see growers refer to their plants as “their bitches” and talk about plant training saying things like, “Bitches love when you train them hard,” etc etc. Take a look at the results you get when you search for the term “bitches” in a growing community: http://www.reddit.com/r/microgrowery/search?q=bitches&restrict_sr=on

    This article attempts to point out how the community is not friendly towards women, but this article does not talk about women as if they were people. It’s doing the exact same mistakes that tend to keep women out of the community.