Lisa Snyder, co-founder and chief innovation officer of Tokeativity, reflects on the sigh of relief she took when she bought weed legally for the first time. This feeling is a familiar one for those of us who began consuming cannabis long before it was legalized — one that also celebrates a step towards shattering the stigma. Tune in to hear Lisa’s short but sweet 1st time story.
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.
Ellen Scanlon (00:07):
Welcome to How to Do The Pot, a podcast demystifying cannabis for women. I’m Ellen Scanlon. A big misconception 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 legalized visiting a dispensary is a lot like a regular shopping experience.
Ellen Scanlon (00:33):
This series is dedicated to providing you with a support system of other women who have been in your shoes. 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 a lot of helpful tips and really thoughtful observations, but 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.
Ellen Scanlon (01:10):
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Ellen Scanlon (01:24):
Lisa Snyder is the co-founder and chief Innovation Officer of Tokeativity, the global feminist community for active cannabis culture.
Lisa Snyder (01:34):
The first time that I bought weed legally was October 1st, 2015, the first day officially of adult use legalization in the state of Oregon. I went to my local dispensary, Oregon House of Herbs and stood in line. Actually saw a fellow friend of ours while we were standing in line and really just took in the fact that I was going to be buying weed for the first time legally.
Lisa Snyder (02:12):
It felt very relieving, honestly, because for so long we’ve been hiding. All of us have been hiding our cannabis use and trying to not feel like a criminal. I remember feeling for the first time, I am not a criminal and even just thinking about that puts a smile on my face.
Ellen Scanlon (02:39):
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or DM us 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. 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.