Updated: Jun 15
Throughout the whole month of March, America commemorates women in history, their role and contributions to human rights, equality and social progress. We would like to take it a step further and suggest that we take some time to celebrate not only women in history, but the power of the female in all of its forms. As cannabis consumers, it is important to realize that females are not just influential in their human form, the universe also gifts us with feminine power in boundless expression. Animals and plants alike contain the same nurturing, life creating, intuitive feminine qualities we see in women, and they are just as influential, if not more. In fact, there are more parallels between women and the weed you smoke than you might realize.
In last month’s issue we discussed the many ways Cannabis can help heal our planet from human impact. From being a planet detoxer by absorbing toxins from the air and the soil, to helping reestablish the earth’s nutrients and microbiome, the Cannabis plant is earth’s top, renewable natural resource and it is by far the most nourishing and prolific crop that has the potential to save our planet. It’s fertile and nurturing qualities are feminine in nature and are in parallel with the same characteristics we see in great mothers. Like the Cannabis plant, mothers are nurturing, they give unconditionally and have a magical healing touch, they are forgiving and clean up after us. If you look at the effects of smoking Cannabis, they also resemble feminine traits, you may feel relaxed, present with a calm mind and willingness to go with the flow.
What you are experiencing when you smoke is the power of feminine energy.
Feminine energy is a restorative and receptive energy. On the opposite, masculine energy is a strong and action-driven energy. For example, imagine going with the flow, taking it all in and simply being, versus being in a state of controlled focus and action. This is also known in Ancient Chinese Philosophy as Yin and Yang. They are both complementary forces that interact to form a balanced and dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the individual parts. One can’t exist without the other.
We all have feminine and masculine energy flowing through us, and the goal is to have a balance. This is why Cannabis feels extremely balancing for us, energetically, we live in a very masculine energy dominant society and it becomes difficult for us to let go of the action and just be. With the hustle and bustle of the East Coast, it is no wonder that NYC is one of the top Cannabis consuming cities in the world!
How does Cannabis help us let go?
For one, the Cannabis flower bud we smoke grows from a female plant. The bud contains the highest content of phytocannabinoids in the entire plant. These phytocannabinoids increase in response to stress and are secreted by the flower as a thick sticky resin. They are considered biological accessories created as a defense mechanism against pests and other stressors. The more stressed the plant the more it will produce phytocannabinoids such as THC and CBD in its flowering buds. Interestingly enough these phytocannabinoids mimic our own bodies cannabinoids and they interact with receptors throughout our body that are part of the Endocannabinoid Sytem (ECS). The ECS is a balance system in our bodies that is involved in constant communication and biological feedback with the rest of the body’s systems. When there is stress the ECS is in charge of helping the body adapt to that stress and restore balance, bringing the body back to homeostasis. In other words, Cannabis helps us find balance energetically and physiologically.
Independent of our sex, the feminine force lives in each and every one of us, it is a healing restorative energy flowing through us and it is just as important as the masculine force for balance.
So for this month of March celebrate the feminine power with us by acknowledging your feminine energy, especially after you smoke some cannabis. Notice how she makes you feel, restoring and nurturing your body, mind and soul.