1st Time I Bought Legal Weed

Michele Holmes, Rye Beauty

Episode 126

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Michele Holmes, Founder of Rye Beauty

Friends can be a huge help in learning about cannabis. This week on 1st Time I Bought Legal Weed, Michele Holmes, owner of Michele Holmes Studio, shares how she changed her relationship with weed on a girls trip.

Did you know that 3 out of 4 women in the U.S. have access to legal cannabis? This series is dedicated to women sharing their stories and empowering you in your own experiences buying cannabis.

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Ellen Lee Scanlon (00:00):

This podcast discusses cannabis and is intended for audiences 21 and over.

Ellen Lee Scanlon (00:07):

Welcome to How To Do The Pot, a podcast demystifying cannabis for women. I’m Ellen Scanlon. This whole series is dedicated to women sharing their stories because in the beginning buying your own weed might feel a little overwhelming, and doesn’t having a friend along always make you feel better?

Ellen Lee Scanlon (00:27):

The women in this series have been so generous to share their stories with us. Some are scared, some are kind of in shock, and everyone had questions. I hope hearing about their experience helps you feel more confident when you’re ready to go weed shopping.

Ellen Lee Scanlon (00:45):

And we would love to hear your story. Please send us a voice memo with your three to five minute story to hi@dothepot.com that’s hi@dothepot.com.

Ellen Lee Scanlon (00:57):

Today’s guest is the founder of Michele Home Studio. And Michele is known in the press as the eyebrow guru of San Francisco. She has been making my brows look their best since 2016. Michele is an entrepreneur, a mom, and she recently released her first product, a brow grooming serum called Rye Beauty, R-Y-E.

Ellen Lee Scanlon (01:23):

I’ve talked to Michele about weed a lot over the years. And the evolution of her relationship with cannabis is one I love to hear, starting with setting aside old fears, opening up a bit, and seeing how it feels for you. Thanks Michelle.

Michele Holmes (01:43):

The first time I tried legal weed was in Eden, Utah, and I was on a snowboard trip with some friends, a bunch of moms. And we stayed at a friend’s house and the boys had had a boy’s trip the week before and had left a bunch of things in the room. One of the guys was really getting into legal weed and he was a rep for some of these products. And among them were some gummies and some things to smoke, and so the girls had suggested that we try some.

Michele Holmes (02:21):

But I hadn’t had any sort of marijuana since I was probably like, I don’t know, maybe in my early twenties. Because it used to make me really antisocial and I would just crawl into a shell and want to go to sleep. So they convinced me that there was a safer way to do it and that we could cut some things up.

Michele Holmes (02:42):

And so they suggested that try like a quarter of this gummy, Plus is the brand. It was some kind of like cherry flavored or something, and it looked really enticing. So I took a quarter of the thing and we watched a movie and it was just lovely. And it was, felt very safe and I felt happy and relaxed and I wasn’t scared at all.

Michele Holmes (03:04):

And I didn’t crawl into my shell and I didn’t feel antisocial. I just felt really good. And so I proceeded to do it the next two nights as well. And just realized that maybe this was a better way for me to unwind than reaching for a glass of alcohol or wine like I usually do.

Michele Holmes (03:22):

And since then I’ve incorporated it into my life, like when I’m having a hard time sleeping, I have different kinds of gummies for different kinds of moods, and it’s really helped me a lot. It’s really helped with my anxiety. It’s helped with my sleeplessness. Sometimes if I wake up in the middle of the night, then I can just reach for something, like a tincture or a CBD drop, and it really does help. And I think this is kind of the future of pain management, sleep management, anxiety, and I’m in, I’m all in.

Ellen Lee Scanlon (03:58):

Thanks for listening to this episode of How To Do The Pot. If you’d like to share your story about the first time you bought legal weed, please send a voice memo to hi@dothepot.com or DMS at Do The Pot. For lots more information and past episodes, visit dothepot.com. And that’s also where you can sign up for How To Do The Pot’s newsletter, which comes out every other Friday.

Ellen Lee Scanlon (04:19):

And if you like How To Do The Pot, please rate and review us on Apple podcasts. It helps more people find the show. Thank you to our producers, Madi Fair and Nick Patri. I’m Ellen Scanlon, and stay tuned for more of How To Do The Pot.



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