It’s the time of the year when everything is teeming with life, and like a dandelion, there’s the feeling of being ready to spread one’s seed with each breeze that blows over the body. This time of year asks me to be flexible and ready to move—be it physically through traveling, mentally through setting new career/ legacy goals, or spiritually through marking my annual growth progress as my birthday approaches at the end of the month. It seems I always make a big trip or life decision around this time of year, and like the evolution of the dandelion bloom, it starts from having strong, sturdy, nutritious roots, presenting oneself in environments that will not label me a weed or stifle my growth, and then surrendering to the force greater than myself to carry me farther than my current view allows me to witness.
This past April, Women.Weed.WiFi had a month-long residency at Mount Analogue gallery in Seattle, where we transformed the space into a “Sanctuary of the Modern Divine Feminine” — our #internationalgirlgang interpretation of the Spice World tour bus featuring our collective and individual work surrounding themes of holistic and herbal medixine, ancestral wisdom and healing, and collective organizing. In setting up the exhibit we reached out to so many members of our larger community that provided their energy, resources, crafts, bounty, and magic including Nurturing Roots Farm, The Plant Shop, and Ritual Cannabis!
We’ve been blessed with the magic from Ritual Cannabis since we first got to experience their healthy, happy plants at their outdoor, sungrown garden in Klickitat, WA almost two years ago. The love and attention that goes into these plants is something you can smell, taste, and appreciate when smoking the bud, like the difference in eating pasta sauce from the can versus one made with tomatoes that you’ve seen grown with love and organic sunshine. That shit hits different.
I used this nug of Space Candy in conjunction with a solo Smoke + Stretch session, and instantly felt better after viewing and smelling the big nugs. The body was bright green, had yellow hairs as highlights, and a perfectly fluffy, though not powdery, consistency. The smell was sweet with a hint of a cheesy aftertaste/smell...it was like smelling Goddess pussy :) It crumbled like a dream and was easy to roll up—what I loved was that the smell easily translated into the flavor after lighting the blunt. Sometimes a nug can smell good, but taste mediocre, however since nothing is rushed during the cultivation process at Ritual Cannabis, all the bud has time to fully develop its terpene profile, or its unique chemical signature.
This strain assisted me in many mirror dance parties and also many nights where the rest of my to-do list was abandoned in favor of falling into a sedative sleep or binging something sensory like Chambers on Netflix (spooky horror series featuring native womxn Sivan Alyra Rose). This high made me want to booty pop through all of the moments of discomfort I’ve been experiencing as things and concepts are destroyed in order for something else to exist in its place. Through the relaxing, joyous high I was able to affirm my path and keep my third eye focused on what it is I’ve been manifesting as well as surrender to the cosmic winds like the dandelion in spring.
~ Kenya Ku$h ~