October 12, 2018 9:37 am
Updated: October 12, 2018 11:14 am

Vancouver mother opens pot website specifically designed for women

The final touches on Kelowna's selection criteria for recreational marijuana dispensaries are done.

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With the legalization of marijuana scheduled to come into effect on Oct. 17, a Vancouver mom has created an online cannabis guide aimed at women.

“[It’s for] people who are new to the industry, haven’t used cannabis before, don’t know what to do, so I am teaching them how,” said Shannon Chiarenza of Weed Mama.

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Chiarenza says she wants to dispel the stigma many feel about using pot and show it as an alternative to a glass of wine.

“I think women look down on women, especially moms, who use something like that because it’s this idea that it’s a drug and that it’s illegal and that they have this whole stoner mentality.”

Chiarenza says with legalization, people will no longer be limited to what she calls “mystery weed” from a dealer.

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She plans on reviewing the different types of pot to help people choose the best cannabis for them.

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