Classic Episode: Lady Stoners

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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.

"Green Queens: The Leading Ladies of Marijuana" by Whitney Joiner. Feb. 06, 2013. Marie Claire.

"Ladies, Let's Close the Gender Gap on Being Potheads" by Tracie Egan Morrissey. Sept. 16, 2013. Jezebel.

"Marijuana and the Modern Lady" by Emily Dufton. Oct. 28, 2013. The Atlantic.

"Marijuana: Assassin of Youth" by H.J. Anslinger. July 1937. Red House Books.

"Marijuana Timeline." Frontline. PBS.

"Reefer Madness" by Eric Schlosser. The Atlantic.

"Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana -- Medical, Recreational, and Scientific" by Martin A. Lee. 2012. Simon and Schuster.

"Stiletto Stoners" by Yael Kohen. Oct. 01, 2009. Marie Claire.

"'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.

"The Secret Ingredients for Marijuana Legalization: Moms and Hispanics" by Casey Michel. Nov. 29, 2012. The Atlantic.

"Why Aren't Women at Home in the World of Weed?" by Ann Friedman. July 22, 2013. New York.

Academic insights:

"Gender Differences in Adolescent Marijuana Use and Associated Psychosocial Characteristics" by Ty S. Schepis et al. March 2011. Journal of Addictive Medicine.

"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.

"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.

"The Trouble with Mary Jane's Gender" by Wendy Chapkis. Humboldt Journal of Social Relations. 2013.

"Women in the Marijuana Industry" by Karen August. 2013. Humboldt Journal of Social Relations.

Topics in this Podcast: best of 2014 headlines, tropes, Drugs, stereotypes