Don’t judge this book by its cover—the second book on our summer reading list is for gals, guys and anyone in between. As Nikki Furrer put it, “We don’t hang a ‘No Boys Allowed’ sign on our ladies’ cannabis clubhouse.”
Furrer wrote “A Woman’s Guide to Cannabis” to empower women to enjoy cannabis and destigmatize preconceived notions of female cannabis consumers. Cannabis is for everyone, even though most of today’s cannabis industry is geared toward men. This fact-filled book is a great first step to a healthy and enjoyable cannabis lifestyle. Even if you’re already knowledgeable about the endocannabinoid system or the entourage effect, Furrer brings a unique perspective that makes the information feel new.
Furrer’s voice is authentic and relatable. Reading her book feels like chatting with a trusted friend, someone who has the answers to all of your curious cannabis questions. Like the elephant in the room—how does it feel to get high? What should you ask when you walk into a dispensary for the first time, and what answers can you expect? If you think cannabis could help a friend or family member, how do you strike up that first conversation?
“A Woman’s Guide to Cannabis” has all of those answers and more, backed up by Furrer’s decades of experience in the industry. During her time working one-on-one with every kind of customer in a Colorado dispensary, she saw it all. She gets it, and it shows.
One of the stories that stands out most is the way she worked with a group of women that most customer service workers would consider “difficult.” They were the pickiest cannabis users with the highest of standards. Furrer figured out how to make them the most helpful customers of all. She reasoned that anything they liked would be popular with the rest of her customers. It proved true! The strains the women picked sold like hotcakes, while the ones they rejected stayed on the shelf.
Furrer is a great guide for your cannabis journey because she’s dependable, and she’s been through the journey herself. She’s dealt with chronic pain, severe depression and issues with food and body image. As a reader, you feel like she understands what you’re going through. For her, cannabis helped more than anything, but she knows that it’s not the right choice for everyone.
“A Woman’s Guide to Cannabis” is a joy to have if you’re feeling unsure or insecure about cannabis, or if you just want to learn more about it. It helps demystify the often-intimidating world of cannabis and shows you how to find exactly what you’re looking for.
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