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Women Align With Cannabis
If you think people aren’t using cannabis around you, think again – cannabis use is more common than you probably realize.
In the age of legalization with a handful of U.S. states making the jump from medicinal cannabis to recreational cannabis, more people are coming forth about their experiences.
There’s been a shift that has been slowly but surely happening over the last few years that is taking cannabis away from the image of the “stoner” and aligning it more with the empowered person. Women are emerging as a strong market.
If you haven’t heard about these already, here are a few incredible ways that women are incorporating cannabis into their lifestyles:
There are quite a few women out there rocking an all-day cannabis glow. You probably wouldn’t know it, because they’re microdosing.
Microdosing involves ingesting small doses of cannabis throughout an extended period of time. This allows the user to gain the benefits and effects of THC and CBD without a powerful high.
When you microdose, you take one pull off your vaporizer instead of a few. You consume half or a quarter of a dose of your edible instead of the whole one. There are also great micro-dose products on the market.
- Combining Cannabis & Fitness
Whether it’s through microdosing or using specific strains, more women are incorporating cannabis into their fitness routines. Some women choose to use a sativa strain pre-workout to bring about energy and focus.
Others use cannabis in their fitness recovery process to reduce inflammation in sore muscles and joints. It’s also becoming common for people to use cannabis for yoga or other meditative wellness activities. Indica-dominant strains bring about relaxation and calm.
With this approach, strain choice and dose is everything if you want to get the most out of your cannabis-enhanced fitness experience.
- Opting for Bud Over Booze
No one can deny that the life of the modern woman is draining, especially if you wear many hats as a mother, professional and partner. In any office building, friends circle, or social media feed, it’s not uncommon to hear a woman talk about downing a whole bottle of wine at night to wash away her worries.
As cannabis becomes more socially accepted, more women are coming forward with their cannabis use. They often confess that they find cannabis to be a safer alternative for “letting their hair down”.
Cannabis can be used throughout the day without compromising the ability to perform necessary tasks. She can maintain clarity and function while reaping the benefits of cannabis’ effects.
Keep Tokin’ Girl!
Are you a woman kicking ass in all aspects of life, and happen to be a cannabis user? Share your story, tell others about your experience, and help break down stigmas. Find new ways to incorporate cannabis into your life in a way that makes you the very best version of yourself. Most of all, don’t be ashamed to be a girl who likes her ganja.
When you open up about cannabis use, you will likely be surprised to find out you’re in good company!
Anne-Marie is a freelance cannabis writer and educator dedicated to cultivating and disseminating important knowledge about cannabis as legalization spreads across the globe. After earning her BA and Masters, she followed an exciting career in the research and education field, finding innovative ways to create collaborations between community needs and research and academic pursuits. Based in Canada, she is a full time writer for the world’s best cannabis companies, advocates and organizations.