Artice by Kevin Maimann, StarMetro Edmonton
Women are transforming cannabis culture as legalization approaches, and Chelsea Handler is here to spark up the conversation.
The comedian, actor and activist is touring Canada for a series of chats about pot and politics with Derek Riedle, the publisher of cannabis-centred news outlet Civilized.
“Women really need to be reintroduced into the cannabis world and be emboldened and empowered to make it part of their lifestyle,” Handler said in a phone interview with StarMetro on Tuesday, stressing the medicinal benefits of the drug.
Handler, who has hosted several TV shows including Chelsea Does, is planning to launch her own line of marijuana. She’s been travelling to grow-ops to educate herself and aims to soon launch a product line for women.
She said she will focus on products that are light and won’t overwhelm people, drawing from her own experience getting scared off the drug in the past by taking uncontrolled doses.
“I think a lot of people have bad experiences with edibles, where you’re high for eight hours in a corner in a bathroom. That’s no fun at all, and it doesn’t have to be that way,” she said.