Kristina Adduci said:
“My hope is that more women, especially Latina women like myself, find opportunities in the cannabis industry.”
Describe yourself and what you do.
I’m currently Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Art Zealous, an online art platform geared towards young collectors. I recently started smoking cannabis, but quickly realized there was a lack of options for females and because of my background in the arts, I really appreciate beautiful objects and simple design, so I started House of Puff, smoking accessories with a feminine touch.
What is your vision for your professional cannabis endeavors?
House of Puff launched in February of 2018, and we’re focused on developing well designed, not over-designed, products for women who view smoking as an opportunity to enhance their lifestyle. We want to break the stoner stereotype and hope that women will use our product to disconnect, sleep, cure anxiety or go out with friends and have meaningful, productive conversations.
We’re bosses who get shit done, and have more going on than smoking cannabis. We launched the introductory set we call the Lit Kit. We created custom pink rolling papers and a small carrying case for women on the go who want to throw their cannabis accessories in their bag. Each Lit Kit comes with instructions on how to roll a joint and how to use our le pipe.
We want to make it super easy for everyone, especially if it’s their first time.
What is your personal cannabis origin story?
I’ve suffered a diagnosed anxiety disorder for most of my life, and was tired of the pharmaceuticals I was prescribed. A friend suggested I try smoking cannabis and I’ve never looked back. Not only does cannabis help with my anxiety but it unlocks my creativity, intuition and is an important part of my self-care routine, especially after a long day.
What is your Superpower?
My self-awareness is my superpower. Being acutely self-aware helps keep an open mind, allows me to be in tune of my strengths and weaknesses, and is the driving force behind my intuition. I always trust my gut instincts, knowing yourself removes internal fear. I’m able to focus what’s really important.
What has been your greatest obstacle in this industry or with your business to date?
I think the biggest obstacle thus far is navigating an industry that still has so many regulations. We’re educating ourselves and the policies surrounding the cannabis industry and want to be a part of the wave of change. We’ve improved perceptions, but there’s more to be done.
What is your advice for women in the cannabis industry?
My hope is that more women, especially Latina women like myself, find opportunities in the cannabis industry. The story of women or anyone for that matter, can be successful, focused and strong and use cannabis. Don’t let other people decide what it means to be a woman who smokes. We’re CEO’s, mothers, innovators and we’re going to create healthy dialogue and conversation around cannabis.
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