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Kodiak Wildflower’s Christina Henslee

"I believe [Cannabis] has huge potential yet to be discovered."

She’s a North Pacific Island girl from the land of the midnight sun, staying stoked on aquatic adventures and forest festivities, always grateful for all the diverse human beings encountered along her free-spirited journey. We caught up Kodiak Wildflower’s star budtender via phone.

Congrats on being pregnant? How did that happen? Just kidding.

You’re good, it’s actually a hilarious story! I was at a music fest and hung out with this dude who is 10 years younger than me. It was just a one-time thing. 

Kinda like the movie Knocked Up?

Totally, that’s what I tell people – hot girl summer turned into knocked-up winter. Be careful out there!

How is being pregnant and being a stoner working out for you?

It wasn’t that big of a transition, because the first trimester was like one gnarly hangover. I use this 60% CBD 1% THC product called Gleemonex that has been great for nausea – I’m not eating edibles or chiefing down on the joints right now – so I’m not too deprived. I really like people, so I love to talk about it and help out anyone who has never tried some of this stuff before.

Are you open about using Cannabis throughout your pregnancy?

Yes, I think it’s something each woman has to figure out on their own. For me personally, it’s helped a lot because I’ve been allergic to over-the-counter medications and that’s what I used Cannabis for while growing up. I believe it has huge potential yet to be discovered, simply because we haven’t done testing on pregnant women to my knowledge. So we don’t know the side effects, but seeing other women use it and witnessing the outcome of their kids being normal – I think it’s a good thing. It really helped me out when I couldn’t keep food down.

Do you know if your child is a boy or a girl?

It’s a girl. 

Are you gonna be bummed if she comes out looking like Seth Rogen?

The dad’s pretty fire, so I think we’re gonna be OK (laughs). 

About Mike Ricker

The first time Ricker smoked weed was at a Santana concert at the age of 12. He then followed in his footsteps as an award-winning radio personality who became notorious for offering a stage for bong toking listeners in 9 different markets over 20 years. In 2016, the Cannabis industry came calling and the rest is history.

This article was originally published in the December 2021 issue of Alaska Leaf.

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