Article by Anna James, Cannabis Digest
Victoria-based internet personality talks activism, hardships and dabbing.
To her online fans, 57-year-old Miss Majick is Canada’s ‘Dabbing Granny’; Insta-famous for smoking concentrated THC and yelling “Yabbadabbadoozie”, her smile curling around red tortoiseshell glasses.
As I wait at The Green Garage dispensary for Majick, another person arrives to meet her to whom she’s promised to split a 2-for-1 ice-cream voucher after her interview.
Behind her cartoonish internet persona is Majick’s deep commitment to her Victoria community, her home for over fifty years. Majick bounces in with a manila folder brimming with clippings, a pastiche of her life achievements, “Thank you for making me put this all together” she smiles.
In the folder are two panel discussion invitations from the Capital Mental Health Association, her article published in Islander, and a newspaper profile on Majick’s life on the streets.
“Prior to 88’ and 89’, I was a mess. When I was in my thirties I had a lot of mental health issues,” said Majick, reeling off a list, “I was young to know what I knew. I saw stuff and did stuff that other people didn’t. I only worked this out in my forties. I didn’t know there was a wrong side of the tracks here in Victoria,”
Majick paints her early life as filled with trauma, chaos and instability punctuated with colourful adventures. “I’m not one of those island people who never leave,” Majick says with a laugh. “I hitchhiked across Canada three or four times but always came back because this is my home”.