Lady Buds Invites Lawmakers to Learn and Discuss Legalization

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Lady Buds follows the stories of six woman cannabis business owners transitioning from California’s medical cannabis law (Proposition 215) to the recreational cannabis industry (Proposition 64) back in 2018, when that overwhelming change was first taking place. The film spotlights Sue Taylor, Chiah Rodriques, Felicia Carbajal, Karyn Wagner, and The Bud Sisters (Pearl Moon and Dr. Joyce Centofanti) and spotlights the diverse challenges they experience not just as small business owners, but women in the cannabis industry.

Origins Council Executive Director Genine Coleman shared her excitement for the film and what this event has in store for viewers. “Lady Buds is both a joyous and difficult film to watch because you are rooting so strongly for the six women to succeed. For various reasons related to the vagaries and restrictions of the compliant cannabis industry here in California, each woman has a vastly different experience,” said Coleman. “In that way, Lady Buds transcends the traditional documentary film model by providing a very clear explanation of the challenges on the path to success for all who wish to participate legally in our industry, whether by farming or selling or both.”

Chiah Rodriques, Courtesy of Lady BudsThe film will be presented at the historic Crest Theatre in Sacramento, California on Monday, April 25. For this particular event, 60% of ticket sales will go toward Origins Council to help continue support for rural cannabis producing communities. This move highlights the documentary’s commitment to visibility and support in the cannabis industry. 

Coleman will join cannabis cultivator Rodrigues, activist Carbajal, and Lady Buds producer Michael Katz for the discussion portion of this event. California Senator John Laird and Assemblymembers Mia Bonta and Jim Wood will also be co-hosting the event. According to a press release, the post-film talk is expected to “a lively discussion of the issues it …

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Author: Nicole Potter / High Times

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