It’s International Women’s Day and there are probably some women celebrating with cannabis, but you wouldn’t know that because many women are hesitant to discuss it. Cannabis consumption among women is on the rise, yet there are several reasons why women continue to stay away from it.
Van der Pop, a Seattle-based publication that focuses on female cannabis consumers recently conducted a survey to better understand the female cannabis consumer. April Pride, the Van der Pop founder said that cannabis is still stigmatized. Her survey found that 70% of women believe cannabis consumption carries a stigma and 66% hide their usage. The study was done in conjunction with CVI and it surveyed 1,530 women across North America. It focused on women who had consumed cannabis or were interested in trying cannabis but hadn’t consumed it yet. The age range was over the age of 19 in Canada and 21 in