Starting the Weed Revolution
On September 11, 2014, I, along with 3 other staffers, launched Stoned Girls. About 6 weeks later, we launched Naked Weed Report. Then we took it down, because it sucked. It was really embarrassing.
In February of this year, we fixed it. Now both of these brands are something I am very, very proud of. Not once since I started these brands have I been ashamed to say what I do. My mother, the strongest woman I know, knows what I do. While she’s still reeling from me not deciding on a more noble profession, saving lives or being a lawyer, she’s still supportive.
Traffic wise, at the end of this month, Stoned Girls will be the 3rd largest cannabis focused website in America. At the end of this year, I will make this website the largest in the fastest growing industry in America, topping brands that have been around for over 30 years.
Who I am
I am a 29 year old woman in an industry that is male driven. I make no excuses about what I do. It’s a party trick at this point. Me being a woman has done everything to benefit me and nothing to inhibit my growth. I get told weekly from some editor or some super feminist that I objectify women, put them down, promote rape culture, etc.
Women, hear me at the top of my soapbox, STOP TELLING OTHER WOMEN THEY ARE DOING IT WRONG. Go burn your bras. I will be wearing the one with all of the under-wire and padding these double d’s can handle. Buy your organically sourced vegan leather moccasins that donate 75% of their profits to the noblest of causes. I prefer heels that I have to carry at 4 am. Fuck all of the girls or boys you want. Or don’t. You pick, you decide. That’s my feminism. Your feminism and mine can co-exist.
Our grandmothers, aunts, and mothers fought for a sexual revolution and gender equality so I could do this. Not “this” as in my job, but “this” as in write an article on a website I run reaching 500,000 people (this month). That’s one end of the spectrum. The other is, allowing a woman, in every facet of her life, to choose what she wants to do with her body. (While I am up for a fight, I am not talking about THAT choice, right now) Every time you look at another woman and slut shame her for what she decides to do in her life or with her body, you might as well hand over your girl card. You can’t sit with us.
Here’s why Stoned Girls is a pro-women site:
First and foremost, it’s owned and operated by women. In 11 months, we have created jobs for 14 very awesome women. We hired a guy once. He was a female impersonator when he wasn’t coordinating travel and photo shoots. Sooooo, you get the idea.
Next, I refuse to hire women (models) that are dead behind the eyes. These women like what they do. They like it so much that, as I write this, I am preparing to get on a plane to meet the next 30 new Stoned Girls in Las Vegas for a giant ass 4 day photo shoot. All of these beautiful amazing well rounded women asked to do this. They’re savvy, educated, cultured, world-traveled, artists, singers, and patients. Shit, I have 4 models that are tri-lingual. They’re funny as fuck. If you don’t think they’re having fun, check out all of the bloopers on Naked Weed Report.
Check out any of their social media. They’re awesome. I can guarantee you, the Stoned Girls and Naked Weed Report sets are the most professional, positive and upbeat sets they’ve been on.
So Why Pot And Porn?
Let’s get some shit straight people; I am a business person first. I am a woman second. In America, straight millennial males represent the largest purchasing power. My choice to have hot girls that want to get naked promote my website is purely strategy. I don’t add guys because it’s called Stoned Girls. That’s really it.
Cannabis is the fastest growing industry in America. This means that there is money to be made. It’s estimated to be up to $40 billion by 2020. If more states legalize in 2016, even higher. A very smart man told me before Stoned Girls launched, “Vices sell vices.” After that, it was full force ahead.
Drake (say what you will, he’s the most prolific poet of this girls’ time) said “Pussy run errythang, fuck that noise.” I second that sentiment. With that being said, this is the first in a series of interviews, news events, and everything in between from women in the cannabis and adult industries.
Feel free to shoot me an email with your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll publish the ones worth a fuck. Or tweet me at @bree2dtoo.