THIS MONTH’S PROGRAM: Cannabis and Sex
It’s the month of LOVE and PASSION. How is women’s sexual health, function and response affected by cannabis? THAT is the question and the conversation for our February Gathering. Other questions we’ll address: Is cannabis a mood enhancer and aphrodisiac? What strains are more effective for positive sexual response? How can cannabis be consumed or applied to be most effective?
We’ll be meeting at the WestSide Art House, same as last month.
Ellementa meets monthly to bring women together to learn about cannabis for health, wellness, self-care and caregiving. This is a non-consumption, educational event for women/female-identified only. We create welcoming spaces where women can come together to speak openly about cannabis wellness.
Cyo Ray Nystrom
Cyo Ray Nystrom is the CEO and Co-Founder of Quim Rock, a cannabis-infused self-care line for humans with vaginas and humans without vaginas who love vaginas. After working in the cannabis industry for 3 years as the Head of Sales at Meadow, she was driven to combine her holistic-wellness focused upbringing and her cannabis industry experience to launch a brand of her own. Quim Rock’s mission is to create products that enhance pleasure and foster sustainable practices of self-care.
Maria Lara is a cannabis-friendly Marriage and Family therapist with an office in Campbell, CA. As a therapist, she works to help clients find the resources they need to change their lives. She specializes in working with teens and has significant experience with LGBTQ issues as well as helping clients with anxiety and depression. Maria has been in the cannabis industry for 4 years and has a passion for educating others about its healing properties and how to integrate cannabis into a healthy lifestyle. She has trained a dozen budtenders on using active listening and education to make patients feel welcome at the dispensaries where she has worked. She also created various educational materials aimed at increasing patient knowledge and curiosity about the ever-changing field of cannabis.
The evening’s discussion will be led by, Ellementa Organizer Carrie Rice.
Carrie Rice is a nonprofit consultant living out her hippie dreams in San Francisco. In addition to her passion for bringing cannabis health education to women, she has a passion for bringing empathy to nonprofit management.
Hilary Schwartz is an artist engaged with concepts of domesticity, displacement, temporality, and queer desire. She received her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute, her BFA from California College of the Arts, and has exhibited internationally. Hilary was a lecturer at Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore from 2011 to 2016. She has also given lectures and workshops at The University of Exeter in the UK and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore. Hilary is the co-founder of Smoke & Mirrors, a soon-to-be launched cannabis and beauty lifestyle blog.
ABOUT ELLEMENTA GATHERINGS:
Ellementa Gatherings are non-consumption events. Ellementa does not condone consumption of cannabis on the premises of Gatherings. If consumption does take place at the event or any product is obtained at the event that is consumed after, attendees consume at their own risk and fully indemnify Ellementa, Inc. and its stakeholders from any responsibility. Everyone attending this event or other Ellementa events confirm they are 21 years of age or over and fully responsible for their own actions.