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Drag Queen Laganja Estranja Battles Homophobia in Cannabis Culture

January 22, 2019
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Award-winning dancer, choreographer, and reality TV star Jay Jackson (stage name Laganja Estranja) has a habit of making straight men uncomfortable. Even more so at cannabis events, which often ooze bro culture, despite the queers who made legalization even possible. Kick your platform heels off, relax your feet, and take a dab with Laganja Estranja as she recounts performing at her first weed shows, and how she soldiered on. “It’s OK to be different and smoke pot. That’s the whole point. Maybe you need to smoke more,” she tells Leafly.

(Jennifer Emerling for Leafly)

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The Hash, Season 4, Episode 2: Laganja Estranja.

Also this week:

Learn what cannabis strains help keep a fierce, ratchet draq queen’s twerk levels up. And listen to why flowers might be better than extracts, even for self-admitted dab queens like Laganja.

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Buy Laganja’s Five Favorite Strains Near You:

●     Green Crack

●     Tangie

●     Lemon Kush

●     Original Glue

●     Purple Kush

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Leafly has four podcasts for different skill levels:

  • The Hash is NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ — on cannabis. It’s top-notch audio journalism with a cannabis bent, weekly on Tuesdays.
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  • What Are You Smoking? rounds up cannabis product trends for true aficionados.
  • And Canada’s legal rollout gets covered by The High Life.

About The Hash

Each ten-minute Hash episode is co-hosted and produced by Leafly California editor David Downs, and Max Savage Levenson (Pitchfork, NPR). The reported, scripted podcast’s guests this season include rapper/mogul Berner, Puffco CEO Roger Volodarsky, and Mimicking Birds’ Adam Trachsel.

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