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, Timeka Drew, Founder of Biko Flower, 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.
Ellen Lee Scanlon (00:23):
Timeka Drew is the California-based founder of Biko Flower. You can hear more of her story in this week’s episode about the difference between states with medical and adult use cannabis. That’s episode 108. And she shares her incredibly moving story of finding cannabis to treat the Crohn’s disease that almost killed her in episode 64. Definitely check it out.
Timeka Drew (00:49):
Okay. I can definitely remember the first time I bought legal weed. I was lamenting to my hookup at the time who was providing me with my medical cannabis in Northern California. I had just moved there not too long ago from Indiana, and he was going through this story about how he almost had gotten pulled over by the police and he was worried because he had a bag of cannabis on his seat next to him. But then he went into this whole story about how it was actually not that big of a deal if he did get pulled over. And actually weed is legal for me and I could actually go to a dispensary down the street and purchase it.
Timeka Drew (01:34):
And at first I thought he was joking with me and I was like, “Stop joking. This is really mean to do to a medical cannabis patient. Don’t pull my leg like this.” But I did a little bit of research after that and I found that I really could go down to the Compassionate Caregivers in Oakland. And that’s what I did. I went down and I did their intake and talked to their medical professional there and they were very happy to help me out with my Crohn’s disease. And I bought a $400 ounce of blue dot. I think I probably cleared out one of my credit card limits at that time to do so, and it started there.
Ellen Lee Scanlon (02:19):
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