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Women and Cannabis: History, Herstory and Health


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Presentation made at THC Fair about cannabis for health and wellness, a brief history of why cannabis was made illegal, women's uses of cannabis and hemp throughout history and some of the women in the cannabis industry today.

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Women and Cannabis: History, Herstory and Health

  1. 1. Women & Cannabis
  2. 2. Today’s presentation: History Herstory Health uses Women today
  3. 3. Women are at the epicenter of caregiving.
  4. 4. When women understand the medicinal benefits of cannabis...
  5. 5. Everyone Benefits.
  6. 6. My story begins with chronic pain.
  7. 7. And then I found relief.
  8. 8. Learn the History.
  9. 9. Men banned Cannabis Harry Anslinger Federal Bureau of Narcotics
  10. 10. Before the end of Prohibition Harry Anslinger Prior to the 1930s, Anslinger claimed that cannabis was not a problem, did not harm people, and “there is no more absurd fallacy” than the idea it makes people violent.
  11. 11. After the end of Prohibition Harry Anslinger “By the tons it is coming into this country — the deadly, dreadful poison that racks and tears not only the body, but the very heart and soul of every human being who once becomes a slave to it in any of its cruel and devastaDng forms.... Marihuana is a short cut to the insane asylum. Smoke marihuana cigareGes for a month and what was once your brain will be nothing but a storehouse of horrid specters....”
  12. 12. Propaganda & The Media Harry Anslinger Job security William Randolph Hearst Timber industry John D. Rockerfeller, Jr. Petroleum industry Men heavily invested in industries that faced competition from the hemp industry had a financial interest in the banning of cannabis and hemp.
  13. 13. Women have used cannabis for 5000+ years. The Amazons
  14. 14. Sumerian Queen Ishtar Akkadian qunnabu
  15. 15. Egyptian Goddess Seshat 7 pointed hemp leaf
  16. 16. Chinese Deity Magu “Hemp Maiden”
  17. 17. Indian Goddess Parvati Tantric Yoga
  18. 18. Drinking Bhang Cannabis with Milk, ghee, mangoes, Indian spices
  19. 19. Hildegard von Bingen German Abbess
  20. 20. In India, cannabis was used to relieve the pain from childbirth.
  21. 21. In Egypt, cannabis was used to relieve menstrual pain.
  22. 22. The Chinese used cannabis as an anesthetic.
  23. 23. Cannabis has been used to treat Diarrhea Headaches Insomnia Nausea
  24. 24. Cannabis has been used to treat PMS Cramps Interstitial Cystitis Endometriosis
  25. 25. The Cannabis plant has over Cannabinoids 100 THC CBD CBN Etc.
  26. 26. Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) THC
  27. 27. Cannabidiol CBD
  28. 28. The Cannabis plant has over Terpenes 100 Plant Aromatherapy
  29. 29. Asthma symptom relief, antiseptic Alpha & Beta-Pinene PINE Terpenes
  30. 30. Stress relief, mood lift, anti-bacterial Limonene Citrus Terpenes
  31. 31. Sedating, anticonvulsant, antidepressant Linalool Lavendar Terpenes
  32. 32. Cannabis may provide relief for Post Traumatic Stress ADHD High Blood Pressure Crohn’s Disease Source: NIH > NaDonal InsDtute on Drug Abuse
  33. 33. CBD “may be useful” to Reduce Inflammation Control Seizures Treat Addictions Reduce Pain Source: NIH > NaDonal InsDtute on Drug Abuse
  34. 34. CBD can decrease Anxiety Source: NaDonal Center for Biotechnology InformaDon Sleep CBD can promote
  35. 35. CBD may also cancer cells and reduce the size of others.” “Kill certain Source: NIH > NaDonal InsDtute on Drug Abuse
  36. 36. There are even benefits from Juicing Easy to digest Vitamins Minerals AnDoxidants Omega-3 Omega-6 Gluten-free Dairy-free
  37. 37. What can we do to change perceptions?
  38. 38. Dispel the Myths.
  39. 39. Eliminate the Stigma.
  40. 40. Talk about Cannabis .
  41. 41. Support women in cannabis
  42. 42. Ganja Yoga Dee Dussault
  43. 43. Cannabis Events Mahogany Mary
  44. 44. Octavia Wellness Carrie Tice
  45. 45. Puff Pass Paint Heidi Keyes
  46. 46. Cannanaut Becca Williams
  47. 47. Apothecarry Brands Whitney Beatty
  48. 48. Sisters of the Valley Sister Kate
  49. 49. Direct Cannabis Network Adelia Carrillo
  50. 50. Read about Cannabis .
  51. 51. Aliza Sherman @alizasherman on TwiGer & Instagram @EllementaWoman @HerCannaLife