Episode 46 — Ignite Intentionally: A Cannabis Conversation with DeJanae Evins

As much as we love a huge green salad, smoothie, or juice, we’re discussing going green in a whole new way today. In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory sit down with DeJanae Evins, an expert on cannabis, wellness, and their various intersections. As the creator of and creative mastermind behind Green Goddess Glow and HighTide Tours, DeJanae educates on how to incorporate cannabis into your self-care with intention across the globe and uncover new experiences of life in the beautiful city of Los Angeles. Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur, curious about the science behind it, have no experience beyond media perceptions, or fall somewhere in between, we’re certain this will be an enriching, educational, and easeful listening experience. As a woman growing into her own glow, DeJanae is committed to promoting the divine feminine through education about conscious cannabis use and self-care practices. Consider this an invitation for you to find your own glow and dive deeper into the world of conscious consumption with DeJanae. Sit back, get comfy, and let this deeply knowledgeable and incredibly intentional green goddess get you right. We’re sure you won’t regret it.

Catch more from DeJanae through her websites for Green Goddess Glow and High Tide Tours, reach out directly at hello@greengoddessglow.com, and follow her across social media @greengoddessglow or on her personal account @dejanaetanye. Keep an eye out across her platforms for forthcoming information on teachings, talks, seminars, grow initiatives, and more offerings that demonstrate how conscious cannabis consumption can improve your life.

This episode is sponsored by Foria. Foria is a pioneering cannabis & hemp brand offering a range of unique products for pleasure enhancement, pain relief, and overall wellness. Follow along on their website and their Instagram to learn more about all that Foria offers. Plus, use code lauren20 on your next order for a special discount just for our Black Girl In Om boos. We hope you love it as much as we do!

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT:

  • Green Goddess Glow + how DeJanae’s relationship to cannabis has continuously evolved

  • Lauren’s personal journey with cannabis + the stigmas she released to get through it

  • DeJanae’s intentional vision for this year + her plants

  • The importance of language in the public conversations around cannabis

  • Historical examples of cannabis’ various medicinal uses

  • One specific way to incorporate the plant in your daily life

  • How cannabis and your body have systems that work exactly the same

  • How Deun’s perspective of cannabis has changed over the years + a documentary series that helped her see things in a new light

  • Full plant medicine vs. synthesized compounds and THC vs. CBD — what’s the difference and what are their effects

  • What you should consider when it comes to choosing the right cannabis for you — there are similarities to a wellness staple you may already be familiar with

  • DeJanae’s personal journey in a particularly difficult time in her life

  • How cannabis can actually help us with a deficiency we have based on our society

  • A book that helped further open Lauren’s eyes to the way our people have been particularly marginalized through the years

  • A few helpful resources you can download today and use to learn more about conscious consumption

Green Goddess Glow is a platform at the intersection of self-care and cannabis. — @DeJanaeTanye click to tweet

I wanted to be with nature, understand myself, and understand my spirituality better. For me, cannabis provided that avenue. — @DeJanaeTanye click to tweet

I use cannabis as a means of deeper creative exploration. — @HelloLaurenAsh click to tweet

Cannabis can cultivate a deeper respect and appreciation and connection with Earth. We are all connected beings. — @HelloLaurenAsh click to tweet

When you can actually put your hands in the dirt and see this process happen, it’s like nature is speaking to you. — @DeJanaeTanye click to tweet

If you’re not speaking to your plant, thanking your plant, or being intentional about the use *before* you use it, that’s when we see people having really adverse effects or psychosis — @DeJanaeTanye click to tweet

If it’s been around for thousands of years, why are we not speaking to the people and the cultures that introduced cannabis to society? — @DeJanaeTanye click to tweet

Your endocannabinoid system is unique to you. You are one of one. Your body interacts with this plant like nobody else. — @DeJanaeTanye click to tweet

You have to understand your body better to be able to understand how the plant can work for you. — @DeJanaeTanye click to tweet

The plant has so much to teach us. — @DeJanaeTanye click to tweet

I have to do the research for myself, for my family, and for others who may be suffering. — @DeJanaeTanye click to tweet

Cannabis is neutral and it’s only going to heighten your intention. — @DeJanaeTanye click to tweet

I’m here to be a resource, to get people to be more grounded about cannabis use and really push the conversation forward. — @DeJanaeTanye click to tweet


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