Jenn Lauder
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Jenn Lauder is a media maker, content creator, community builder, and marketing strategist in the cannabis space. Cofounder of Splimm, the world’s first pot and parenting newsletter, she has a decade of experience as a progressive, anti-bias educator in independent and public schools and spent five years at nonprofits offering services and advocacy for children and families. Jenn is half of the founding team of Weekend Review Kit, a cannabis review and lifestyle site; has written for numerous print and online media outlets; led a license-winning application for Maryland's medical cannabis program; and directs marketing and advocacy efforts for an herbal products company. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University and attended graduate school at Harvard University and Goddard College. Of Jenn’s many jobs, her favorite is being a mama to her nine-year-old daughter.

New to Cannabis? What You Need to Know About Laws

Update, January 22: Today Vermont’s governor signed into law a cannabis legalization bill that will go into effect on July 1, 2018, making Vermont the ninth state to legalize, the first to do so through their legislature, and the first…

New Year’s Resolution: Use More Marijuana

Why you should consider adding cannabis to your daily routine this year – even if you don’t want to “get high.” When I was a freshman in college, I had a friendly competition with a housemate to see who could…

Splimming with Mothercraft: Can Craft While High

Yesterday I destroyed a My Little Pony gingerbread house I was trying to construct with my daughter. After many years of successes, we experienced our first monstrous fail. And though I did tantrum for a minute, I knew how to…

High Tea: The Perfect Antidote to Boozy Holiday Parties

It’s the holidays and everyone wants you to drink alcohol. Maybe you like drinking alcohol, and this is your opportunity to embrace it. Or maybe you don’t, which means you’re likely looking for ways to graciously avoid it. Wherever you…

Baked Smart Cannacals: A Must for Cannabis Cooks with Kids

You’re always responsible when you bake cannabis-infused edibles. You calculate potency to the best of your ability, you start low and go slow, and you keep foods that contain THC out of the reach of children. Still, you have nightmares…

Splimming with Cylvia Hayes: Resiliency for Changemakers

We hear a lot about resiliency these days – how mindset can determine outcomes, and how the ability to recover from setbacks can have a direct impact on success. Authors, scholars, and motivational speakers have embraced the concept as a…

LEVO Oil: A Centerpiece of the Cannabis Kitchen

In my ideal world, cannabis is regarded as a wellness product, not a vice. It isn’t so much “regulated like alcohol” as it is embraced as a normal and healthy part of our daily routines. I’ve long thought that the…

Knowledge is Power: Emergency Preparedness for Children

My father was a first responder, and I came from a firefighting family, so emergency preparedness was a common topic around the house. We kept batteries and flashlights and bottles of water in the basement, had a meeting place and…

“Mary Janes” Film Aims to Influence the National Conversation

It’s no secret that cannabis has infiltrated mainstream consciousness. Sitcoms on Netflix, vape pens in Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop, and ads for cannabis lawyers on CNN remind us every day that this plant is no longer relegated to a dingy corner…

Erbanna: Posh Pot Accessories for the Everywoman

I’ve come a long way from my hemp backpack days. In college, when I wore Birkenstocks with socks and wrapped strands of hair with embroidery floss and beads, the shapeless natural fiber sack coordinated well with my look. And, because…