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.

Smoke Like Inspector Gadget with the Nuggy

Featured image by Jennywakeandbake   Everybody loves multi-tools, right? Maybe it was all that Inspector Gadget we watched on Nickelodeon, but from the time we were kids, we’ve been fascinated with instruments that accomplish various functions. Who didn’t covet those…

Gather Yourself & Create Space: A Meaningful Morning Routine

Up before the sun If I’m not up before the sun, I’ve slept in. I wish I could say I’m one of those people who jump out of bed and greet the day with enthusiasm the instant they achieve consciousness,…

Cannabis Consumers Happier, Healthier, and Wealthier

For so long, the same tired narrative surrounded cannabis culture. Lazy stoners, unmotivated and antisocial, lounging in basements and park benches smoking the devil’s weed. Folks with no cares or responsibilities, who make few positive contributions to society, perpetually engulfed…

Vermont Veto & a Possible Path to Legislative Legalization

Vermont has had the opportunity, two years in a row, to become the first state to end cannabis prohibition through legislation rather than through ballot initiative. Both years the legalization effort faced opposition from key players in the process. While…

Moto Perpetuo Farm is Lil’ Mama Approved

We know parents are the key to the legalization and normalization of responsible cannabis use. That’s why we made Splimm – to stand up as mothers and fathers and add our voices to the chorus demanding an end to prohibition.…

The Firefly 2 Vaporizer: A Beautiful, Intuitive, Grownup Toy

Even grownups like getting new toys, right? And, for those adults who appreciate cannabis, some of our most sought-after playthings are accessories for our favorite plant. When I was younger this meant that I saved my paychecks and fawned over…

Parents Want Social Consumption, Support SB 307

This week I had the opportunity to testify in favor of Senate Bill 307 at a public hearing of the Oregon Legislature’s Joint Committee on Marijuana Legalization. SB 307 concerns the social consumption of cannabis in licensed, regulated lounges with adjacent outdoor…

National Cannabis Festival: A Celebration of DC’s Cannabis Community

  In a week that’s jam packed with activities for the cannabis community, the 2nd annual National Cannabis Festival stands out as different approach to the 420 holiday. The NCF, on the Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium in DC, is an…

Splimming with The Lil’ Mamas: A Q&A with Celia Behar

A funny thing happened when we launched Splimm. People from all aspects of our lives started to tell us about parents they knew who might be interested in our project. Friends from college reemerged with questions, former colleagues shared stories…

I Wish You More Stories Than Stars: 11 Books by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, prolific children’s author, memoirist, and filmmaker, died this week, ten days after the New York Times published her essay, “You May Want to Marry My Husband.” She wrote this announcement of her cancer and impending death in…