Women and Weed: Why Women are the Future of Marijuana Legalization

When you picture a marijuana user, you might think of a 20-something boy in college, a round table circa That ’70s Show or even Cheech and Chong. Cheri Sicard doesn’t fit any of those images. Sicard first became a regular marijuana user in her late 30s after the plant was recommended to her for a medical condition. “It worked amazing, and took care of a bunch of other things I had going on that I didn’t even know I was taking it for, but they disappeared,” Sicard told SheKnows. As a writer who was surprised by the efficacy of the plant and also concerned for her health, Sicard began researching the facts behind marijuana. “What I found was that everything I’d been taught was a lie.”

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