Did you know that 3 out of 4 women in the U.S. have access to legal cannabis? Yet buying weed can still be intimidating. In case you don’t have a friend you can bring with you to a dispensary, Alexis Dionne, the New York based co-host of High Priority podcast, shares her story to help you feel more comfortable.
Ellen Lee Scanlon (00:00):
This podcast discusses cannabis and is intended for audiences 21 and over. Welcome to How To Do The Pot, a podcast demystifying cannabis for women, I’m Ellen Scanlon. On these short episodes, we share women’s stories about the first time they bought legal weed. I hope they bring a little fun and a new perspective into your week. Alexis Dionne is the New York based host of a high-priority podcast which asks tough questions about the emerging cannabis industry. Alexis and her co-host, Chelsea, are two PR professionals and women of color in the cannabis space. And the podcast offers in-depth conversations with industry experts about the past, present, and future of cannabis.
Alexis Dionne (00:51):
My first time buying legal weed was, actually, pretty fun. It was my 29th birthday, and I was celebrating it in Vegas with, maybe, 10 of my girlfriends. And I had it on the agenda, we had to go to a dispensary. And of course, the girls obliged. And we went to one that was slightly off the strip, it was a pretty big one actually, and it was just so interesting how formal they were, you had to present your ID and they had to make sure your face matched with the face on the ID. And they were telling us rules about, we can’t take pictures and no flash photography, yada, yada, yada. And then, after we got through that initial stage, then it was the fun part. And just walking around and seeing what an actual dispensary looks like was pretty amazing. It was fun. We got to see the different strains and the different edibles that they had.
Alexis Dionne (02:06):
And I believe we saw different pictures and photographs, and stuff, around the dispensary. I think I was just more enthralled with the fact that I was buying legal weed, than anything else, to pay attention to anything else, really. And I think most of my girlfriends bought weed. There might have been one or two that didn’t, but I definitely bought edibles, for sure. And I think I may have bought a pre-roll, but definitely edibles, and I think they were five milligrams of THC each. So it was fun trying to finish all of our weed before heading back to New York, and some of us to Chicago. But yeah, that was my first experience buying legal weed in Vegas. And if there’s any a place to buy legal weed for the first time, I think Vegas is probably the best location to do that.
Ellen Lee Scanlon (03:14):
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