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Stiletto Stoners: The Female Face of Pot Smokers?

We are clearly deep in the throes of a national conversation that posits whether or not marijuana is safer than alcohol, and whether or not the former should be legalized. But this time, fashion magazine Marie Claire wonders: what is the changing face of a pot smoker?

Turns out…it’s women.

Not that women haven’t been smoking pot for decades. Not that all women wear stilettos or even read Marie Claire. But these are the women deemed “successful” and powerful in society as of late–these Stiletto Stoners. But power to them, who better to make the case?

According to an interview on The Today Show with Mat Lauer, magazine editor-in-chief Joana Coles, a successful 30-something book editor (who remains anonymous), and a NYU Psychiatrist, it seems weed is completely misunderstood. As a matter of fact, this year, eight million women smoked pot. But these smokers aren’t your stereotypical Judd Apatow-slackers, or someone who’s “sleeping on a bench” as Coles puts it. These are educated, career-minded professional women who just “want a way to unwind” and have found that marijuana “has less impact on them when they go to work the next morning.”  She adds that these women “didn’t want to drink” and that marijuana is “cheaper” than alcohol. And since these are hard times, women see weed as their glass of wine, their bubble bath. Their (somewhat) guilty pleasure, in other words. But should they feel guilty?

Verdict says: No. Not guilty. Legit.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.


Human Scale, Protected Culture, and Donut/Doughnut Day

“What we generally have, in other words, is another example of the state, having taken power into its own hands, sitting on those hands until somebody shoves it off. That minorities are protected as much as they are is due mostly to minorities; that individuals have the opportunities they have is due mostly to individuals; […] Read More

The Metabolic Approach to Cancer Release Party, Make Mead Like a Viking, Alzheimer’s Antidote

Dr. Nasha Winters and Jess Higgins Kelley enjoyed a fantastic book release party and reception at Eolus Bar and Dining and Maria’s Bookshop in Durango, Colorado this week. Here are a few photos from the event (images curtesy of PhotoDivine):   Curious? Want to know more? You can also listen to an interview with the authors […] Read More

Chelsea Green Weekly for May 19, 2017

It’s official: Lean Logic is a beautiful book. The book won the Best in Category distinction at the New England Book Show for the Professional, Non-Illustrated title. The awards recognize stand-out books for design and production. The Chelsea Green team is pretty proud of this particular title as well, and honored to receive this recognition. See the […] Read More

Chelsea Green Weekly for May 12, 2017

Books in the news this week “I tried to draw a picture of humanity thriving in the twenty-first century and — odd though it sounds — it came out looking like a doughnut. The hole in the middle is a place in which people are falling short on life’s essentials, from food and decent housing […] Read More

Chelsea Green Weekly for May 5, 2017

Ever wonder what your favorite Chelsea Green authors do between writing groundbreaking–both literally and figuratively–books? Here are the best links and resources for your weekend reading pleasure. Let’s start with The Alzheimer’s Antidote. The Alzheimer’s Antidote Amy Berger has been making the rounds on the health, wellness, and fitness circuit, explaining the theories behind her revolutionary […] Read More
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