An interview with Sarah Moseley from Texas Cannabis Collective
On last Saturday afternoon when temperatures reached in the 90’s, there was a cool conversation going on in Richardson, Texas. The Moms Talk Cannabis Consumption event was seamlessly organized by Annie Epley, founder Queens of Cannabis and Sarah Mosley from Texas Cannabis Collective.
Women are the fastest growing demographic of users at 53% and make up 27% of the industry. CBD infused products are on the rise and wellness is at the forefront for women. Add to that, Governor Greg Abbott recently signed into law H.B. 1325 that made hemp products legal in Texas, and it’s no wonder mothers are engaging in conversations.
Sarah led the warm-hearted discussion aimed at the connectedness of women, parenting and the use of cannabis as an alternative treatment. The diverse panel of moms truthfully gave the audience a variety of perceptions on topics such as coming out of the cannabis closet, alcohol versus cannabis use and parenting, and the experience of caring for an adult child and CPS involvement. The conversation ignited brave women in the audience seeking guidance, some of them attending their first cannabis event, to open heartedly share their experiences to panel members offering valuable insight.
Read more to find out how this #TX420Pioneer wants to impact the Cannabis industry with her events and her Texas Cannabis Collective offshoot for women.
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Tell us about your Event.
My event is an event for cannamoms, whether they are still in the cannabis closet or out in the open about it. It’s called Moms Talk Cannabis. It’s a panel discussion with a panel of amazing mothers who are active in the cannabis community. We want to talk about some of the stigmas we face and the problems we come across and the things that affect us as mothers who use cannabis for whatever reason.
Why did you choose the cannabis/hemp event?
Because it’s important to have these conversations to help normalize the use of cannabis. Whether we use it for medicinal reasons or for adult- use. We need more people to be comfortable talking about it.
What changes will your event address in the industry? Does it address an unmet need?
We are aiming to get more women involved, to get more women to open up about their use. We really want to kill the stigma that surrounds mothers who use cannabis.
What has been some of your/event’s greatest accomplishments so far?
This is actually my first event. But we sold out once and we opened up a few more tickets and now we are almost sold out again! So I’m super excited.
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What’s the biggest barrier to your event’s success? How did you approach the situation?
You know. I’m not sure…
What is the main message your event is trying to communicate?
That it’s okay that you want to smoke a joint instead of drinking a bottle of wine to relax. It’s okay that you would rather eat an edible than take a Xanax to ease your anxiety. And it’s okay to talk about it. The only way to change the way people think about people who use cannabis is to show them that they were misinformed of what the average “stoner” is and means.
What excites you the most about being an industry pioneer?
I love to educate people, and I think it’s important that we all bring our individual talents and experiences to the table when trying to move this industry forward so I’m excited to be part of it.
What’s next for you?
Hopefully more of these events. I’m also working on starting an offshoot of the Texas Cannabis Collective for women. It’ll be the same brand, but focused more on the things women, specifically, are doing in Texas and around the country. I want to showcase some of the amazing photographers, writers, artists, business owners, everything that this state has to offer. We have amazing women in this state and in this movement and they deserve recognition.
Now lets pass it around!
What’s some advice you would give cannabis-curious folks seeking reliable and accurate education on the internet?
Look for accredited research. And look at who is backing that research. Follow pages and people who have a reputation of giving out accurate information. Try and stay out of the comments sections of posts when you are looking for information. You would be amazed at how many people can sound like they know what they’re talking about but aren’t giving accurate information out.
“If you want to work in Texas in a legal market, help us get it legalized. ”
~Sarah Moseley, Moms Talk Cannabis Consumption organizer
What’s some advice you would give someone wanting to enter the Texas cannabis industry?
Be ready for an uphill battle. With Texas not being a legal state with a very restrictive “medical” program, it’s not easy to be in. But now is the time to get out there and network and meet people. Help push the legalization efforts. If you want to work in Texas in a legal market, help us get it legalized.
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Where do you see Texas with legalization in 2020?
Sadly, due to how the government here works, it’s not happening in 2020. We have to focus on the elections in 2020 and getting people who see the importance of cannabis reform and legalization in office so we can get something done in the legislature in 2021.
What’s the #1 thing people can do to advocate for legalization?
Call your reps. Email your representatives. Make a relationship with them. Tell them your story. Tell them why this is important to you. And encourage everyone you know who wants to see a change to do the same. There’s amazing resources out there to help people get involved even if you can’t even leave your house. Some of the people who need it the most can’t always be there in person but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a voice in other ways.
Where can people find you on social media?
My Instagram is @sarahsstonedagain and @txcannabiscollective. Our Facebook is Texas Cannabis Collective and you can find me under Sarah Moseley.
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