5 weed products author and activist Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey can't live without

5 weed products author and activist Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey can't live without
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In 2005, Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey first started cultivating cannabis in California. Since then, it’s touched every part of her life. It’s been a source of income, medicine, practice, art, and research. Aggrey’s the author of “The Art of Weed Butter” and the co-founder of hemp and herbal brand Xula. In 2016, she moved to Mexico City, where she’s researched the links between cannabis, food, and Mexico’s African diaspora. “All of these topics are subjects I’ve been researching either indirectly or directly for the past several years,” Aggrey told me. “As someone who has been legally in the cannabis space for about 17 years, and living here in Mexico…in a very conceptual way, my research has helped me endure, understand, and appreciate my life here in Mexico as a Black woman.” She also founded Cenas Sin Fronteras, “a charity dinner project for Black and Brown folks at the borderlands” in Mexico City. “I created Cenas out of desperation to do something in response to the xenophobic and racist policies of the U.S. Through food, art, music, and gathering, Cenas Sin Fronteras was set out to be an ongoing series of dinners examining the invisible and visible lines that connect us.” The story behind Xula Xula is a colloquial Mexican term. “For us, Xula is defined as chill, intelligent, cute, balanced — to feel good in one’s own skin. That’s what we aim to create in the lives of those who use our products,” Aggrey said. Early on, Aggrey and her co-founder Karina Primelles grew hemp on a family-owned farm in the Latgawa, Upland Takelma, and Cow Creek Umpqua territories in Southern Oregon. Primelles and Aggrey founded Xula “out of respect and understanding … for the plant and plant-medicine. We recognized the devastating lack of products specifically targeted to nurture our bodies…

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