Grower Girls: The Next Generation of Cultivators – High Times

During the dark days of marijuana prohibition, growing cannabis was a solitary lifestyle characterized by secrecy and paranoia, an underground world inhabited almost exclusively by men. Draconian drug laws created risks unacceptable to most women, especially mothers who stood to lose custody of their children for being “unfit.”When MzJill, co-founder of TGA Seeds, started growing 20 years ago, “it wasn’t common, safe or cool to be a grower,” she recalls, describing life in a suburban cul-de-sac as the single mother of three young children, where she struggled to blend in with the neighbors and go unnoticed by the authorities. “I was a legal medical grower, but I was always so afraid to have anyone find mom, I didn’t want trouble, I didn’t want to be robbed, and I didn’t want my children to be judged.”

Source: Grower Girls: The Next Generation of Cultivators – High Times

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