by Mskindness B. Ramirez
On Sunday July 23rd at the California State Fair Cannabis Awards & Exhibit there was an enlightening and empowering event.
The California State Fair Cannabis Awards and Exhibit hosted the inaugural WOMEN::WEED::WELLNESS, a traveling speaker series, this July 21-23rd. It was a weekend to remember.
The event aimed to celebrate and empower women in the cannabis industry, while promoting the benefits of cannabis for overall wellness through feminine forward content and discussions.
Dr Pepper Hernandez, a renowned expert in cannabis medicine, delivered a keynote speech. Dr Hernandez is the Cannabis Holistic Institute will introduce the day with a heartfelt and encompassing talk about the budding cannabis plant as a mother and how we can all benefit from her healing and compassion. Dr. Pepper’s expertise and passion for the subject as a patient herself definitely inspired and educated attendees.
One highlight of the event was the live podcast recording of Moms Do Weed, a popular podcast that focuses on the intersection of motherhood and cannabis use. The hosts Chiah Rodriques and Patty Lanier engaged in a lively discussion with Mskindness B. Ramirez about the challenges and triumphs of being a cannabis-consuming mom through the stages of raising kids and teens.
Followed by two panels curated to address many of the challenges women and parents face when they choose plant medicine and a cannabis lifestyle.
"I think it's fair to claim Sunday, July 23 as the most vibrant day in the exhibit thanks to you all and the energy you brought! The topics and insights covered during your stage programming really added to the overall experience for attendees --- so thank you again" says Caitlin Tamony, Cultivar Brands Cal Canna Awards Event Producer.
WWW at the State Fair honored three phenomenal women in Ca cannabis with recognition awards to a legacy woman of the year, Felicia Carbajal; Thought Mother of the year, Jessica Gonzalez (@themommyjane) and an CA Educator of the year, Mskindness B. Ramirez.
WOMEN::WEED::WELLNESS is committed to advancing the health and well-being of all women through education, empowerment and advocacy.
The entire event proved to be a platform to celebrate the achievements of women in the cannabis industry, while fostering a sense of community and promoting the benefits of cannabis for overall wellness.
Club Kindness is a Cannabis Inclusive Education Platform built for modern consumers. We support individuals, brands & dispensaries with individualized learning modules, easy-to-digest certification programs, and impact-driven events.
Our mission is to educate families, foster connections and sustain communities for social change.
Moms Do Weed is a podcast by two cannabis cultivators, mothers and weed enthusiasts, Patty Lanier and Chiah Rodriques. Together they have fun, compassionate, educated conversations from under the plant canopy (sometimes literally!) Their guests share the same love for the cannabis plant and other plant medicines alike. The podcast elevates women and normalizes cannabis use throughout all stages of parenting. Chiah & Patty spread quality plant education while smashing cultural stigmas. They see cannabis as a healing tool connecting women everywhere.
Thank you to our event sponsors: FlWR Cannabis, Happy Fruit, Sunshine Gold, Exhale Justice, Queen Mary Cannabis, 7 Stars Holistic Healing Center, Dragonfly Collective, Alchemy 29, Milo Group, Marvin Gardens 710.