Title

A Study of Gender within the Cannabis Market

Presenter Information

Brian Grimmer

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

Cannabis in Washington has enjoyed significant social acceptance as indicated by high use rates and social tolerance. Yet, despite its current legalized status in the state, sales of cannabis remain illegal and users can still face legal sanctions. With legalization in effect, what roles do gender and sexuality fulfill within the cannabis culture and the illicit market of cannabis sales. Additionally, we examine the various types and frequency of exchanges (gifting, sharing, for-profit sales, etc.). The subject data of this study is based upon the recollections of various relationships the observer has made as an activist within the cannabis movement. The findings are interpreted through a network graph to identify the sales hubs and then color codes are used to reflect gender differences among marijuana users and sellers within the local Ellensburg network.

Poster Number

54

Faculty Mentor(s)

Eric Cheney

Additional Mentoring Department

Sociology

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A Study of Gender within the Cannabis Market

SURC Ballroom C/D

Cannabis in Washington has enjoyed significant social acceptance as indicated by high use rates and social tolerance. Yet, despite its current legalized status in the state, sales of cannabis remain illegal and users can still face legal sanctions. With legalization in effect, what roles do gender and sexuality fulfill within the cannabis culture and the illicit market of cannabis sales. Additionally, we examine the various types and frequency of exchanges (gifting, sharing, for-profit sales, etc.). The subject data of this study is based upon the recollections of various relationships the observer has made as an activist within the cannabis movement. The findings are interpreted through a network graph to identify the sales hubs and then color codes are used to reflect gender differences among marijuana users and sellers within the local Ellensburg network.