Offensive ‘Meatgate’ Incident Outrages Cannabis Activists

Cannabis activists are callingfor a boycott of Altai Brandsafter the edibles company made the disastrous decision to serve charcuterie offthe body of a live, nearly nude woman during a private party held whilethe Marijuana Business Conference took place in Las Vegas last week.As photos of the model—clad only in a towel and bikini—draped with deli meats circulated on social media, the cannabis community responded with calls to eradicate sexism within the fledgling cannabis industry.Cannabis media quickly picked up the story, pointing out that the ugly incident is an unfortunate example of the pervasive sexism found throughout society. Literally treating a woman like a piece of meat sparked revulsion and condemnation all overthe internets. Blogger Aliza at HerCannaLife wrote, “Women are not simply adornments in the cannabis industry. We are business owners, executives, venture capitalists and angel investors. We are educated consumers who can speak loudly with our pocketbooks.”...



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