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.

Yes, I Still Read to My 9-Year-Old Every Day

A few weeks ago a friend and I were trying to schedule a phone conversation. I mentioned casually that I couldn’t talk at 8:30 because that’s when I read to my daughter every night. She was surprised, slightly horrified even. “You still…

Cascadia Herbals Tinctures: Take It Under Your Tongue

I can think of a hundred times when I’ve had a joint and wished I could drink my cannabis instead. Parent-teacher conferences, boring baseball games, family reunions. Sure, there’s a ritual to a proper session, and smoking a bowl can…

Smoke the Patriarchy: Cannabis as a Feminist Issue

When I started using cannabis it had a seriously masculine mystique. My initial experience was with a group of guys – neighbors, we’d all grown up together – at a party. I’d brought my girlfriends with me, but none of…

Classical Piano & Craft Cannabis: Live at Hifi Date Night

As much as we like sharing life’s joys with our children, there are some things best savored in the company of adults. Cannabis, for example. Classical music too. We tried a few years ago to take our daughter to a…

CannaSmack: Treat Your Lips and Lips You Kiss

In our house, you can never have too much lip balm. This has been my adage since adolescence, and now that I have a child of a similar age, it’s even more relevant. The tubes disappear faster than socks in…

Kizzmos: The Product You Knew You Needed But Forgot to Invent

Tonight I am going to a secret session, which is exactly what it sounds like: an invitation-only house party at a clandestine location, where attendees are free to consume joints, dabs, and edibles in a safe, comfortable space. While I’m…

Games & Strains: Sushi Go + NYC Diesel

Who doesn’t love sushi? Who doesn’t love cuteness? Gamewright knows these things and has capitalized on them. I am a shameless fangirl of Gamewright. Yes, they are a company that develops children’s games. Why am I so obsessed, then? Because it…

We’re Not Here ‘Cause We Want to Entertain: What I Learned When I Took My Daughter to See Sleater-Kinney in Brooklyn

A tiny girl in a silver beanie, blond bob peeking out from underneath, stands on a plush red chair a dozen or so rows from the stage, an act that is strictly prohibited here at the King Theatre in Flatbush,…

Gabriela McBride: American Girl of the Year 2017

  For any fan of American Girl, January means a new Girl of the Year. In our opinion, the 2017 announcement was one of the more exciting: American Girl has finally introduced an African American Girl of the Year, Gabriela…

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Picture Books

One of my favorite ways to introduce new concepts to children is through picture books. These are especially helpful with historical figures, because sometimes the far and away can be tough for little ones to grasp. Stories bring us all…