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Females Still Missing From The Marijuana Community

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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!

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  • 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.

  • Mr. Herb

    sup im from south carolina i live in the clemson area near clemson university. the herb variety and quality is HORRIBLEEEEEEE!!!!! around here, if your reading this and ships discretely and safely im interesting in putting some money in your pocket. email me: davisrt8@gmail.com i will respond quickly.
    IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE PASS THEM MY EMAIL

    thanks fellow stoners

  • Jamie Guest

    Not so DISCREET there dude come on! you’re an idiot

  • SweetMaryKane

    You’re so very welcome.

  • SweetMaryKane

    No I was just clarifying my understanding. I found the disregard for those women who are in the industry working hard and maintaining a lady like presentation while doing it insulting. The blame shifting to the women as if it is our fault that we do not get as much attention as some of the women in the industry who choose represent with sex appeal. We’re not the ones clicking on like and friending that stereotype, men are. I felt like the writter attempts to call women to action while blaming us for not doing it well enough. However, it is 2014 now …. last year was the SMK year of being love – this year will be the SMK year of letting go. Which means that I am not longer affected by this.

  • SweetMaryKane

    The disregard for those women who are in the industry working hard and maintaining a lady like presentation while doing it. The blame shifting to the women as if it is our fault that we do not get as much attention as some of the women in the industry who choose represent with sex appeal. We’re not the ones clicking on like and friending that stereotype, men are. I felt like the writter attempts to call women to action while blaming us for not doing it well enough. However, it is 2014 now …. last year was the SMK year of being love – this year will be the SMK year of letting go. Which means that I am not longer affected by this.

  • Katmuse

    me too…giggles..
    ;_)

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Jakal Fo ShaKal

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

  • alexa

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

  • 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 :/

  • HempTrust

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Melissa

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

  • Karen L

    I love growing :)

  • Katmuse

    I agree Jamie….
    Fish Emulsion is just nitrogen…& that’s great fer’ the veggie stage..The plants don’t need all that much after goin’ into the flowerin’ stage. & as U said ,they actually think it’s ICK…hehehLol
    There R many organic fertilizers…( don’t use “synthetics” like M/grow ect…I would advize…uh, readinng the Label.)
    They offer formulars..ready made for you…for each stage of growth.
    If U start with yer’ own Super soil recipe…not much fert. is REQUIRED ta grow a nice strong plant..IMExperience..
    Also, If I was goin’ ta’ thin herbs.. I wouldn’t compost the stuff that could B USED toflavor a nice dish for dinner…or ta’ perfume a room natually.. with a fresh scent, & then go buy “fresh” plastic wrapped herbs…for my stew…
    That would B siily.. ta’ grow sumthin”’and when it isn’t what U expected..ta’ jsut discard it!
    You really can’t predict what a plant is goin’ ta’ do until U have become familiar with it.
    No two R the same..just like ppl.
    If U know someone..its still no guareentee that that other person will “turn out” they way U want them to…

  • Jamie Guest

    just a side note here…the aquarium water is only during the veg stage, NEVER after flowering because thats just GROSS….if they are poor after flowering and seem not to thrive, they usually get made into juice rather than going to waste…they’re still useful to my body that way.

  • Katmuse

    Jamie..I think when I agree with someone so much, I just end up callin’ them something “homey” like fruits & veggies..are

    A Peach is an accomplished & skilled woman… I also like Hun’ or Huney..cuz’, well U know why..When a mook does a good job…
    “Hey..Bud..Job well done” may slip out…

    Of course I do understand what U mean when you say U resemble a green bean..as I was always called “Bean Pole” when I was younger…

    I was also told that a “TrainingbBra would not B required for me.. as I omly needed band-aids…I never did understand what the eff’ they would B training For..so I opted fer’ bandaids…w/o pitchin’ a fit…

    ouch..Bed time

    hehehlol

    Fun is theraphy…fer’ me..Prob’ly tourture fer’ some….I think I may leave a bad after taste in ppl’s mouths…as well!

    So I tell the trolls ta just.. Spit it out…NBD

    ick..waaaa.shciffniff…..

    They cry & thats funner’ for me! hehehlol…sorry It’s past my bedtime…

    ps..While I was trying to shorten the amount of space my comment took up…I hit a keyCombo on my dear mac and Mac decided ta’ tidy it up better..so now it takes up a longer space & I dont give a shit anymore..Im leaving it to challenge .the trolls..lets say thats what I did..
    k?
    -k-
    :-)