Got a Girl Crush x Katja Blichfeld’s comprehensive 420 Women + Weed round-up!
We asked crush Katja Blichfeld (co-creator of the show “High Maintenance,” making its cable debut on HBO later this year!) to help us curate our favorite paraphernalia in honor of the most leisurely of holidays, and to celebrate women claiming their place as bona fide functioning and stylish stoners.
“I think that we’re trying to overcome a lot of already annoying stereotypes and terrible holdovers from previous generations and I think that historically women have not wanted to give any ammunition for more oppression.”
MOMENTS IN KATJA’S (EARLY) WEED-SMOKING EDUCATION
“Terms of Endearment” (1983) has a scene early on in the film where Debra Winger and her best friend smoke pot the night before she gets married. Her friend empties a cigarette and stuffs it with weed. This was a very educational moment for me! I was like, “Oh, okay! You can do it like that! And you get a filter!” I mean, I’ve yet to learn to roll a proper joint. I don’t use this method anymore but it’s helped me in many a situation where I was missing a pipe.
FAVORITE WEED LIFESTYLE SHOPS AND PRODUCTS:
Female-owned (Luren Jenison and Lydia Okrent) cannabis lifestyle and accessories online store. Gorgeous modern and often-sculptural accouterments, cleverly divided into “Before / During / After” categories.
We’re obsessed with these rolling papers kept in a cartoony nature’s pocket.
Beautiful, dainty, rustic ceramic pipes in her online store (Meg just bought the pipe above from Tina – it looks like it could be in your grandma’s china cabinet!)
Upscale, aesthetics-conscious online store founded by 3 women: Monica Khemsurov, Eviana Hartman, and Su Wu. So many goodies there!
“Catchtilly was founded in 2015 by two entrepreneurial gals who saw a serious hole in the recreational market. Head shops are, more often than not, dingy wastelands that are pretty tough to enjoy – particularly for us ladies. Boy’s club comes to mind. After being given the “are you sure you’re not lost, miss” look far too many times, after feeling “meh” at best with the generic selection, after shelling out way too much for sub-par pieces they decided enough is enough. Why not present all things smoke related in a boutique setting? Why not sell goods made by artisans rather than factory workers? Why not specialize? They couldn’t think of a good reason not to, so they did! Catchtilly is Amanda Farris, of Sister Coffee, and Laura Uhlir, of Olive.”
Malachite is a protection stone, absorbing negative energies and pollutants from the atmosphere and from the body. It guards against radiation of all kinds, clears electromagnetic pollution and heals earth energies. What a better way to get grounded than this pipe!
Sisters of the Valley
Speaking of healing sisters…Maya Elisabeth, the founder of Om Edibles, and Whoopi Goldberg have teamed up to develop a new line of products (edibles, tinctures, topical rubs, and a THC-infused bath soak) designed to provide relief from menstrual cramps! Glory glory! Instagram: @whoopiandmaya
We’ve blogged about Erin before, but we have to give her another shout-out. She’s incredible the way she’s documenting feminist scenes from this very particular moment in time (as in, this present moment) through an old medium like weaving is so fucking cool. Among her many pieces feature women smoking pot. This is one of Katja’s favorites. And this one! High Maintenance was also lucky enough to borrow a piece for an episode they shot this past fall fall. Instagram: @erinmriley
“A zine that’s more than just a love of cannabis, it’s an autobiographical, heartfelt tale of the ties that bind a father and daughter. Told in the only format that embraces the irregularities of memory and the anachronistic intertwining of photos, popular culture, and personal reflections, this rasquache-montage zine immortalizes the tale of a Chicana and the legacy of cool.” –Claudia Zapata, ChingoZine