@ohnoohno So your problem is the lack of an em tag around the very last sentence? I still don't get your objection. Did you find that the entire piece was colored by cold commercial greed because it was leading up to a Kickstarter pitch (to fund, um, the telling of more such stories)? DOES. NOT. COMPUTE.
@ohnoohno Do you get mad when they interview an author and include a link to a place where you can buy her book? (And why do you think authors do such interviews? Isn't it a funny coincidence that it's usually right around the time a new book of theirs is coming out?)
@Shazziz Your link was fine, & I love this story! Get that money grrll
Hi, Shari! I related to a lot of this, having worked in a San Francisco dispensary for several months over the last year. I quit when we got "the letter" from the feds, but have done freelance writing work in the medical cannabis industry since then, and I'm currently finishing up a screenplay involving a distinctly feminine perspective on cannabis, set in NYC. I have definitely been struggling to negotiate the balance between loving to get high recreationally, appreciating cannabis's genuine medicinal value, and trying not to get stuck in an unmotivated haze of complacency.
I would donate to your Kickstarter campaign if I had any money, but for now I'll just be rooting for your success!
@Porn Peddler I worked at a dispensary in San Francisco for a while and my most vivid memory of the whole experience was being invited to step inside "the safe" (a walk-in closet lined with shelves holding dozens of massive jars of weed) for the first time, on the first day. That, and also my sticky green-stained, pungently perfumed fingertips after I spent that first afternoon "processing."
@Shazziz It was a great story! And why not tell people you'd like to tell additional stories in additional media, is what I say.
@Shazziz I think that's entirely appropriate! KICKSTART ON.
@Shazziz I WATCHED EVERY EPISODE OF THAT SHOW (I am pretty sure there were only about 12 episodes)
To everyone who is upset there was a link included to help me & my creative team for our Kickstarter: It's extremely hard and expensive to get things produced and especially with this subject matter so we had to do a "Grass Roots" ( pun intended) effort. The Hairpin was kind & generous enough to allow that link as an option to support Independent TV . The intention of this essay was to share my personal experience in a world that can be easily misunderstood unless you've experienced it- much like producing an Internet Series. My apologies to anyone it offended, but we also received some lovely donations from readers who want to help co-create a fun Comedy show with a cool message! So thank you sincerely for your comments and I truly hope you got a chuckle from the article. Best & Happy Holidays! ~ Shari
you were on TEEN ANGEL