By Nikki Frias
Women are quickly becoming the heavy hitters for the promotion, legalization, and expansion of cannabis. From clothing to comedy, women are gaining traction, selling products, and paving the way for long term financial stability in this industry. The success of each woman shows how impactful and dynamic cannabis is, and the major role it plays within multiple facets of our culture.
Honey Pot Presents the top 5 female influencers in the cannabis space.
Amanda Smith, Canna Style
Putting the biz in cannabis, CEO Amanda Smith of cannabis apparel and accessories brand, Canna Style, gained more than 30k followers in her first year on Instagram. Canna Style includes beautiful pipes, leopard printed rolling papers, and odorless leather bags. The products are sleek, artistic, and most importantly of great quality, allowing each user to break the stigma of smoking weed. Each piece is crafted for “eliminating the shame and stigma surrounding cannabis consumption and offering fashionable pieces for an elevated smoking experience…” The combination of female and fashion have made Canna Style a household brand. As Smith explained “…we hope to provide a platform for women to come together and celebrate cannabis.” Check out Cannastyle at https://shopcannastyle.com/
Mia O. Savage
Artist, model and dab fanatic, Mia O. Savage has gained popularity with no end in sight. The Dutch- Cantonese model promotes, smokes, and educates while taking in the California rays or at a festival. Her multicolored bongs, pipes, and variety of marijuana make her influence very diverse to all 4/20 friendly followers. Her Instagram promotes different forms of cannabis from bath bombs, edibles, and CBD coffee. When asked about the importance of her cannabis platform she stated “Cannabis is very important to me, it helped me recover from an eating disorder. I know there are probably plenty of people like me out there, and I share my experiences because I don’t want them to feel alone or afraid.” Her advocacy allows even the most knowledge of smokers, eaters, and vapers to be educated on new and upcoming products in the ganja realm. Under one of her posts, Mia O Savage gives more insight on her intentions, stating “fighting the stigma; with art.” Check out her art page at society6.com/miaosavage
Carli Jo, Cannabis Sentuality Coach
Making waves on the pages of the New York Times, Carli Jo of Cannabis Sentuality Coach is the kinkiest to top our list. She leaves her followers saying “oh!” and only in the best of ways. Her IG account includes beautiful pictures of painted vulvas, dancing vaginas, and reminders of how sexy sex and cannabis can be. But according to Carli Jo, “Cannabis is just one of the many tools in my Sensual Tool Box.” Her website also lists upcoming sex classes and quizzes to find the best high for sexual gratification. Through events, couples can embark on a passionate journey to discover their own sexual core, all the while getting attuned to the rhythms of their own bodies. Her mission is to “save the world one orgasm at a time— your pussy called she’s ready to party.” Check her out at on Instagram @cannabissensualitycoach or her website linktr.ee/cannabissensualitycoach
De’Janae Evins, Green Goddess Glow (GGG)
GGG is the epitome of black girl majestic in the cannabis space. While working at a dispensary and as a freelance writer, Creator De’Janae Evins, finally decided to combine the two for what is now the go-to place for Black + Well. With tips from hemp based beauty, health, and wellness products, GGG’s mission is “to use the Earth’s herba buena” in order to “create more mindful self-care practices and promote overall holistic wellness.” You can find the latest on health and beauty in the cannabis space, upcoming events and even recommended consultation services from De’Janae herself on their newsletter and website at https://linktr.ee/greengoddessglow
Sara Weinshenk, Shenk for Smoking and Shenk
Comedian Sara Weinshenk is booked and busy. She is both the host of Comedy Central’s online whimsical weed show, Shenk For Smoking, as well as creator of the podcast, Shenk. “I want to change the stigma around cannabis,” she explained, “and show the world that cannabis and comedy are spaces for women.” Shenk features hilarious conversations that combine comedy, cannabis, and fashion for an entertaining hour. As an actress, producer and writer, Sara also has been in TV projects like Stone Science and Pot Pie. Her Instagram is a true reflection of her personality: colorful, funny, and fashionable. “My mission is to bring more awareness to cannabis via comedy and fashion.” Check out her podcast on iTunes or Spotify. Follow her on Instagram @princessshenk.
Nikki Frias is the creator of girltellme.com and a freelance writer living in Brooklyn, NY.