Classic Episode: Lady Stoners


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© Roy Morsch/Corbis

Pop culture stereotypes marijuana users as lovable, underachieving stoner guys, but what about weed-loving women? Cristen and Caroline discuss the past and present of women's relationship with weed and intersections of gender and the pot industry.

Episode sources:

"Breaking the grass ceiling" by Emma Teitel. March 16, 2014. Maclean's. http://www.macleans.ca/culture/television/breaking-the-grass-ceiling/

"Green Queens: The Leading Ladies of Marijuana" by Whitney Joiner. Feb. 06, 2013. Marie Claire. http://www.marieclaire.com/celebrity-lifestyle/articles/female-stoners

"Ladies, Let's Close the Gender Gap on Being Potheads" by Tracie Egan Morrissey. Sept. 16, 2013. Jezebel. http://jezebel.com/ladies-lets-close-the-gender-gap-on-being-potheads-1326532063/all

"Marijuana and the Modern Lady" by Emily Dufton. Oct. 28, 2013. The Atlantic. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/10/marijuana-and-the-modern-lady/280828/

"Marijuana: Assassin of Youth" by H.J. Anslinger. July 1937. Red House Books. http://www.redhousebooks.com/galleries/assassin.htm

"Marijuana Timeline." Frontline. PBS. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/dope/etc/cron.html

"Reefer Madness" by Eric Schlosser. The Atlantic. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1994/08/reefer-madness/303476/

"Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana -- Medical, Recreational, and Scientific" by Martin A. Lee. 2012. Simon and Schuster. http://books.google.com/books?id=eVU_4QMn2kAC&dq=smoke+signals+marijuana&source=gbs_navlinks_s

"Stiletto Stoners" by Yael Kohen. Oct. 01, 2009. Marie Claire. http://www.marieclaire.com/celebrity-lifestyle/articles/female-stoners

"'The Breast Massage Will Happen': Inside the Culture of Sexual Harassment at the Marijuana Policy Project" by Amanda Hess. Jan. 27, 2010. Washington City Paper. http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/sexist/2010/01/27/the-breast-massage-will-happen-inside-the-culture-of-sexual-harassment-at-the-marijuana-policy-project/

"The Secret Ingredients for Marijuana Legalization: Moms and Hispanics" by Casey Michel. Nov. 29, 2012. The Atlantic. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/11/the-secret-ingredients-for-marijuana-legalization-moms-and-hispanics/265369/

"Why Aren't Women at Home in the World of Weed?" by Ann Friedman. July 22, 2013. New York. http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/07/why-arent-women-at-home-in-the-world-of-weed.html

Academic insights:

"Gender Differences in Adolescent Marijuana Use and Associated Psychosocial Characteristics" by Ty S. Schepis et al. March 2011. Journal of Addictive Medicine. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3359836/

"Girls Are Retarded When They're Stoned. Marijuana and the Construction of Gender Roles Among Adolescent Females" by Jessica Warner, Timothy R. Weber and Ricardo Albanes. Sex Roles. 1999. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023%2FA%3A1018874216109#page-1

"Parent-child communication and substance use among adolescents: Do father and mother communication play a different role for sons and daughters?" by Jeremy W. Luk. May 2010. Addictive Behaviors. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306460309003360

"The Trouble with Mary Jane's Gender" by Wendy Chapkis. Humboldt Journal of Social Relations. 2013. http://www.humboldt.edu/hjsr/issues/Issue%2035/Issue%2035%20Fifth%20Article%20Chapkis.pdf

"Women in the Marijuana Industry" by Karen August. 2013. Humboldt Journal of Social Relations. http://www.humboldt.edu/hjsr/issues/Issue%2035/Issue%2035%20Sixth%20Article%20August.pdf

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