A guide to weed and travel, according to women who know both

As of this writing, cannabis has been legalized for recreational use in 18 states, plus the District of Columbia, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the past decade has not only seen a sea change in the regulation, but in public perception. More and more Americans are expressing interest in consuming the plant both at home and in cannabis-friendly spaces across the country. However, figuring out how to do this thoughtfully and responsibly remains a challenge, especially when the complex web of rules surrounding cannabis varies from state to state. Add to that the fact that many consumers don’t see themselves represented in what has generally been a male-dominated industry, and the space can seem largely unreachable.

As Lauren Yoshiko reports, however, women across the country are creatively shaping safe spaces for the curious and the cannabis-savvy to enjoy the plant, whether in a historic Detroit home that welcomes travelers from all the country or a series of dinners based in Portland. serve cannabis-infused dishes. Women are also top brands, helping to build an industry estimated to be worth more than $90 billion by 2026. Take Nidhi Lucky Handa, founder of the Los-based cannabis lifestyle brand Angeles, Leune. She spoke about the women who travel podcast about navigating an industry where female executive representation is 22%, how her own relationship with cannabis has evolved with her business, and the importance of supporting cannabis criminal justice reform groups at a time where approximately 40,000 people are currently incarcerated for marijuana-related offenses in state and federal prisons.

Keep reading for all of this and more. We hope you find lots of tips and inspiration for planning your next weed-filled experience, whether it’s your first time or just one of many.

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