Tera Patrick, adult film star and apparent marijuana enthusiast, smiles coyly out from the cover of the August 2008 situation of Higher Occasions, a “sex, nugs and rock ‘n’ roll particular,” with a pile of bud strategically placed in front of her bikini-clad cleavage.
On this cover, Patrick epitomizes the archetype that girls in weed have pointed to, once again and once again, as an instance of the attractive, sexist specter they’ve been functioning to exorcise for years. In the brave new planet of legal cannabis, girls are insisting that their spot is in the boardroom or out in the develop, not behind the booth.
The girls at the helm of the buzziest new cannabis media entities are no exception — and in their roles as editors, they can set their personal agenda for how girls are portrayed in cannabis media. In the final 3 years alone, new publications Miss Grass, Gossamer, MJ Way of life, Dope Girls Zine, EstroHaze and Broccoli have launched, boasting girls at the best of the masthead.
“It speedily sort of dawned on us that girls truly weren’t getting effectively represented in the space, and it was truly difficult for actual girls to get any details on cannabis other than, ‘bongs and thongs,’” says Jennifer Skog, founder and editor in chief at MJ Way of life.
Skog says she initial noticed this disparity when she started functioning with cannabis brands as a photographer, and that is what inspired her to discovered (and fund) a print magazine of her personal. Now, MJ Way of life is functioning on its third situation, which Skog says will concentrate on movers and shakers in the planet of cannabis policy.
Published: July 29, 2019