The Women In Cannabis Who Keep Me Lifted

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Last night I attended MJBA Women’s Alliance ‘Power To Influence’ at the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle, WA. Surrounded by lady politicians, business owners, advocates, moms, and grandmas I had my spirits lifted and was reminded why I am sitting here right now plinking on a keyboard about cannabis.

When I joined my first women’s cannabis group, a couple of years ago, I didn’t have my face on my blog, any kind of social media around it, and was nervous to come out publicly as a cannabis blogger and user. It was then that I attended a party with Washington Bud Company’s, Shawn Denae, and expressed my concerns about having my face attached to marijuana. She gave me a look I’ll never forget and told me that they are all putting themselves way out there so if I mean what I’m doing, then go for it. The very next day I updated my blog to include a picture of myself and never looked back. I’m not sure she even knows she did that for me and I am forever grateful that she did.

But this is what I’m talking about. When I hang around these women in cannabis I am spoken to candidly while still feeling supported and I am reminded that I am not alone on this path. I have a whole tribe of powerful women in my camp who want to see me succeed and celebrate with me.

Knowing the women in cannabis that I do has definitely changed me. When I see how brave, ambitious, and hard-working they are I feel empowered to do more.

Also, one of the best things about spending time in the cannabis industry is that it has expanded my personal vision of what it means to be a female. Cannabis ladies are a special breed and by bringing together our diversities, we are the ones who will also be lifting the world into normalization after legalization.

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Terrance L. Carter on September 25, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    TB, I’m a man old enough to be your father and you are an inspiration to me! You go girl! The genie is out of the bottle and to try and stop it now is beyond ludicrous. Their position is untenable and they know it!
    I am the very proud father of two beautiful daughters around the age of 30 and I always taught them they could do anything they put their minds to, and they’ve proven it many times already.
    Gender should not be a barrier any more than anything else though I know it often is. I honestly think that is changing though. I applaud the open mindedness of the younger generation that I’ve been exposed to. As for my own generation, frankly I’m disappointed.
    As you well know, a disability can sometimes be a barrier too. But you are also an inspiration to me there.
    I’m also a legal medical marijuana patient at the far end of the country who’s trying to figure out just how to pay forward some of what I’ve learned along the way. I’m still working on my plan, and my health, but once we get to the right stage it’s a go.
    I’ve been reading your blog for some time now and I thank you for what you do!

  2. So happy for you! Stay on your path of wellness. I used to work for orthopedic Surgeons who treated your condition. It was so sad to see children after their operation. And see the Halo metal wear on their heads going into the spine. I could only image the pain those children experienced to try to help their spines. Medicine can be a very cruel thing at times. I salute your work and hope to do better myself. I am a 4th Stage kidney failure patient who has battled this for over 8to 9 years without dialysis or a transplant. Now in Fla. CBD is legal and I use it daily it is helping my heat that failed due to kidneys and now I have a pacemaker. Mostly I am so thankful for a natural solution to the problems of health and wellness. I have sought this for many years now. I try my best in our company to expand the news an to try to get the word out that we all must learn to take care of our wellness ourselves. It is hard to fight and old thought process that has been put into place for so many years.But I am passionate about this mission. I believe it is my path given to me to do and share. Thank you for your path and sharing. Michelle

  3. Hi Terrance! Thank you for such nice words and following me along this journey. It gives me the energy to keep going and sharing. -TwiceBaked

  4. Hi Michelle, Thank you for reading and taking the time to send me sweet words. I am so grateful to have never had a fusion surgery although they have been offered to me since age 12. I send you love upon love to stay strong with your health challenges and empower you to share your positive cannabis stories to as many people as possible. You never know what kind of ripple effect it can create! Peace -TwiceBaked

  5. Posted by Amy on October 14, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    P.S. Great work, and bless you for being brave. The illegality of cannabis still being illegal in most states and everywhere federally is horrifyingly and ludicrously backward. I’m lucky to live in Colorado and have just started trying cannabis to relieve Fibromyalgia pain and fatigue. Even ultra low doses make enough of a difference that I’m ready to try more, but the stigma is still very huge here. My husband is on board for me to use cannabis oils, tinctures, patches, edibles, etc., but he’s worried what people might think if they find out. He’s a pastor. There’s still so much misinformation out there. You might have just inspired me to start a blog on God’s wonderful creation and how healthy it is when used responsibly. Thanks! I’m glad that it’s legal now in Washington! I never thought I’d say that. I voted against it, and I’ve done a complete 180.

  6. Hi Amy, I was raised by a very religious family and I hear what your husband is saying and I hear you. Finding a life-altering plant to change your health is a big deal and when shared with your powerful story gives other people hope and opens the door for them to learn more. In that regard, I also tread lightly with people when they find out about what I do with cannabis and let them ask most of the questions. I have found that there are some who will totally treat you differently or in some churches even inflict some sort of theocratic discipline. I like to be as discreet about my cannabis use as possible (I mean besides plastering it all over the internet) because in normal life I prefer not to talk about the medicine I’m taking or my health problems. However I do like talking about health and nutrition so it is hard not to have cannabis or hemp slip into that conversation. Your blog idea sounds great. Health and Love…TwiceBakedinWA

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