ChiKii Woman to Woman™ Reveals 27% of Women Between the Ages of 31 and 60 Smoking Marijuana for Recreation

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A survey done by ChiKii Woman to Woman™ reveals that middle class moms and professionals are smoking pot. Six women go on the show and share their perspective.

I hope this piece serves to start meaningful conversations and debate regarding marijuana usage and legalization

Are upstanding women in your community smoking pot? Is it a stepping stone drug? The survey and interview conducted by ChiKii Woman to Woman™ suggests that conventional thinking about who uses drugs may not be correct.

Producers of ChiKii Woman to Woman surveyed 200 women in fifteen states as they prepared the show, Women and Weed, airing this week at http://www.chikii.com. Some 27% of survey respondents reported that they smoke pot for recreational purposes. Some reported smoking on a daily basis but most stated they smoked a few times per month or year.

"I always imagined that if an adult woman used drugs she was an abuser living an impoverished life. What we found is that upstanding women in our community including moms and professionals smoke pot. None of them reported using harder drugs though more than 90% drink alcohol. All of the women we interviewed for the show were middle to upper middle class women. The group consisted of business owners, professionals, stay at home moms, a teacher and a grandmother. It is a very different and interesting perspective," says Executive Producer and Host, Shay Pausa.

The show and survey indicates that marijuana use could be occurring in ways not necessarily shown in the traditional media. Awareness and additional research is needed to determine how marijuana use by women may be impacting local communities.

"I hope this piece serves to start meaningful conversations and debate regarding marijuana usage and legalization," says Shay Pausa.

The interview can be seen nationally at ChiKii Woman to Woman.

About ChiKii Woman to Woman™

ChiKii Woman to Woman is a show and website dedicated to creating resources that give women tools to take on life with humor, strength and passion. ChiKii Woman to Woman is the first on line matching service that helps women find friends, connect to others in their community and express their viewpoints on its web based show. The site is currently linking women to more than 1,000 community based women's groups nationwide. The show features real women as they share their stories of inspiration, lessons learned and challenges overcome. On occasion, the show provides an unexpected or controversial slice of life. ChiKii Woman to Woman

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