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“By no agency do we appetite to be the Amazon of cannabis,” says Kate Miller, 30, above administrator of enterprises for Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video. She’s talking about Miss Grass, the awful curated cannabis-driven belvedere she’ll barrage Jan. 31 with co-founder Anna Duckworth, 33 (who ahead formed as a TV and blur arranger in Toronto).
Designed as an educational agreeable and artefact antecedent for women, Venice-based Miss Grass won’t absolutely advertise cannabis, but it will action luxe items like Asche scent-controlled covering accoutrements (starting at $135) and CBD-infused lip analgesic from Vertly ($22). Within the abutting year, the cast hopes to both barrage its own cannabis-related band and cycle out a affiliation that will accredit Miss Grass to accommodate articles absolute THC (the consciousness-expanding basic of cannabis) in states area it’s legal.
Content affairs accommodate a video series, Flipped Scripts, featuring changeable cannabis advocates like Brit-born, NYC-based DJ Chelsea Leyland (who has spun for Dior and Burberry), a backer of CBD oil, which she uses to ascendancy her epilepsy.
New Jersey built-in Miller, who additionally put in time at Electus beneath Ben Silverman, aboriginal became “a acquainted consumer” of cannabis as a USC undergrad. In 2008, alive part-time at a dispensary, she apparent a aperture in the bazaar for female-targeted products. “It was all edger leaves on this, Rastafarian flags on that,” she says. She anchored the URL for Miss Grass, and a decade later, California’s amends of recreational edger use gave her and Duckworth their opening.
“It’s a $7 billion industry, and it’s growing to $50 billion in bristles years,” says Miller, who addendum that she accustomed an overwhelmingly absolute acknowledgment from the ball association back she appear her abandonment from Broadway Video (where she headed up cast partnerships for shows including Saturday Night Live and Portlandia) to accompany her new venture. Feedback included aggregate from words of advance to offers to advice with financing, connections, action and agreeable creation. “It makes sense,” she says. “Entertainment bodies are business bodies and you attending at the [cannabis] industry, and it’s a absolutely acute business appropriate now.”
The accepted cultural and political altitude additionally is “ripe for what we’re building,” adds Duckworth, who formed at cannabis-based startup Dosist (formerly accepted as Hmbldt) in L.A. afore teaming up with Miller to arch up agreeable for Miss Grass. “People are demography self-care absolutely seriously, and women are one of the fastest-growing customer segments in cannabis. It’s an agitative moment for women and the space.”
Though onscreen stereotypes (think Seth Rogen in Pineapple Express) persist, Miller expects that cannabis will anon become added normalized, and will additionally be portrayed in “a added animated and exceptional way” in content. She credibility to Netflix’s Disjointed, created by Chuck Lorre and David Javerbaum, which stars Kathy Bates as the buyer of a medical marijuana dispensary. “It alone helps accompany cannabis to the forefront. It’s a dispatch stone.”
Off-screen, Miller expects Hollywood women to embrace the “self-care” Miss Grass offers: “Some of the best ablaze artistic minds use cannabis as a agitator for adroitness and inspiration.”
A adaptation of this adventure aboriginal appeared in the Jan. 25 affair of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To accept the magazine, bang actuality to subscribe.
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