Today’s episode is a 2-for-1 special. Annie and Amanda, co-hosts of High Ladies Podcast hop on the show to tell us about their first times buying legal weed. For Amanda, it was in Ontario in 2020, and for Annie, it was in Amsterdam in 1999 — a cool 19 years prior to legalization in the US. Tune in to hear how Snoop Dogg was (sort of) involved in one of these stories!
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.
Ellen 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. One of the biggest misconceptions about shopping for legal weed is thinking that you need to know a lot about cannabis before you go. While you can’t forget your government issued ID and it will make it easier if you bring cash, as more states legalize, visiting a dispensary is a lot like a regular shopping experience. This series is dedicated to providing you with a support system of other women who have been in your shoes.
Ellen Scanlon (00:40):
If you scroll through our feed and look for first time buying legal weed stories, you’ll hear from some really inspiring women about their first time buying legal cannabis. These women offer helpful tips and really thoughtful observations, and they’re not without a few mishaps and laughs along the way too. We hope these stories help you feel supported, less alone, and a little lighthearted when you decide to make your first cannabis shopping trip. We want you to have fun, and we would love to hear your story. Send us a voice memo with your three to five minute story to firstname.lastname@example.org. That’s H-I@dothepot.com. Today, we hear from Annie and Amanda, co-host of High Ladies Podcast, which is available wherever you listen.
Hello, How to Do the Pot listeners. This is Annie and Amanda from High Ladies Podcast.
Hey, everybody. We were so excited to be asked to share our first time legal buying experiences with all of you. I guess here we go.
You want to go first, or should I go first?
I can do this. I bought my first legal weed in Barrie, Ontario at the One Plant store in January of 2020. Actually I think it was January 20th, and I will never, ever, ever forget this day because I had only ever bought black market weed, but I had an interview at this One Plant location. I walked into the wrong part of the store and I was just like, unbeknownst to me, in the middle of a pot shop and I felt really weird. I was like, okay, obviously I have to buy something so that I can talk to an employee and find out where I’m supposed to be. What did I buy? It was a three and a half of LBS Moonbeam, and LBS Leafs by Snoop. I think that that’s probably why I have this sudden obsession with Snoop.
That’s my story.
Was it any good?
It was fabulous. It’s still one that I love.
How about you?
Mine’s a little bit longer ago. My first time ever buying legal cannabis was in Amsterdam in 1999.
I was 19. My girlfriend and I were doing the European tour and we thought, oh, Amsterdam’s going to be great. And yes, it was great. There was pot everywhere, drugs everywhere. The thing that was also everywhere were American boys. We actually went all over Amsterdam, bought all sorts of different pot, got on a bus and went to Edam, which is a tiny little town where they make cheese because it was just too many American boys. It was too much. It was over the top. But it was really exciting being able to go into a store and buy cannabis.
You were like almost, what was that, 19 years before legalization.
I’m aging myself.
You were ahead of your time.
Went and sat in the field full of sheep and ate cheese and chocolate and got stoned off our trees. I believe there was mushrooms involved as well.
Oh my goodness! That definitely tops my story.
Ellen Scanlon (03:51):
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 email@example.com or DM us @dothepot. 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. 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.