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Cannabis & Women Over 50: Unpacking the Stigma


As de-criminalization and legalization become more widespread across the United States, we as a society have to begin having frank conversations about the use of cannabis. For decades the use of cannabis has been stigmatized, and many people have felt uncomfortable learning more about how cannabis can be hugely beneficial to their lives. This is especially true for women over 50, and Dori is looking to change that.

Dismantling and Confronting Stigma

There are plenty of things in our society that are stigmatized and shouldn’t be. Cannabis is one of those things, even in the states where it’s legalized. The stereotype of the “typical pot smoker” is not only inaccurate, but oftentimes degrading to those truly seeking relief from this amazing plant.

Unfortunately, this stigma can prevent people from learning about cannabis, even though it could be hugely and positively impactful to their quality of life.

For Pain, For Peace, For Fun

It’s a tragedy that so many people could have an entirely new lease on life with cannabis, but avoid it because of stigma or misinformation.

In the case of Dori, who suffered from extreme stress and anxiety, she found that cannabis was an extremely effective tool. While taking cannabis for pain is becoming more common, some people still don’t know just how beneficial cannabis can be for physical and neurological issues.

It is also absolutely okay to learn about how to enjoy cannabis just for fun! If there’s one thing Half Baked Housewives wants you to know, it’s that there’s nothing to be ashamed of.

Is Cannabis Right For Me?

It’s okay to feel uncertain about whether or not cannabis is right for you. You don’t need to currently be using cannabis to join our community. We want to answer questions and educate women about the topic, so that they can decide for themselves whether cannabis is right for them.

Our community can help you learn about how to use cannabis (for health and fun!), as well as understanding the rules and regulations of your home state. If your state has yet to legalize, we can help you learn more about how to get involved in your states conversation. And as far as consumption, hemp (which is cannabis that contains LESS than .03% ∆9 THC) is federally legal in all 50 states, and we have just the brand for you to try!  

This long stigmatized plant has so much untapped potential. As women maturing through our 40s and 50s, we shouldn’t deprive ourselves of a better quality of life. Whether you want to learn about edibles, joints, bongs, different strains, or just want to laugh with a great group of women, the Half Baked Housewives Community is the place for you.