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What It’s Like to be a Female Weed Dealer

What It's Like to be a Female Weed Dealer

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What It’s Like to be a Female Weed Dealer

Chloe started off college attending a large state school, in a sorority, with a gaggle of friends, usually drunk at any given frat house during a Case of the Monday’s party. She had smoked weed before and often, but it was a fun past time to do with friends on boring nights. But after recognizing the opportunity for massive profits, Chloe busted into the black market cannabis business as the only female weed dealer in her entire college town.

Fast forward three years and Chloe is now serving 20 – 30 clients cannabis clients on average.

On getting in the game as a female weed dealer

What It's Like to be a Female Weed Dealer

For Chloe, it was not very hard to get acquainted with clients and build relationships.

“I grew all my clientele through my friends,” Chloe said. “Once people were comfortable with me, it was easy to keep them coming.”

According to her, it’s all about forming relationships. Relationships come in many forms in her line of work. From the casual buyer who comes and goes with few words, to her closer clients who stay and smoke and hang out when they buy. The range is often varied.

“Selling weed has helped me learn how to build relationships and maintain them well enough to create a repeat customer,” Chloe said. “My selling coincided with my smoking so I immediately had connections. I just realized I could make a profit.”

On Safety

What It's Like to be a Female Weed Dealer

Chloe is a small girl, but she isn’t often scared while doing her job. As she runs her hands through her long hair, which is pulled back in a tight ponytail, you can tell she has the confidence to perform and knows her business well.

“I have to deal with sketchy people all the time,” said Chloe. “But, if you know the right people, there isn’t that much to be afraid of.”

Chloe affirms that being a dealer, especially in places where it’s illegal to do so, is not all fun and games. According to her, it takes a certain mindset and person to be able to handle it without running into trouble.

“You have to be willing to take risks,” said Chloe. “You have to be able to think things through and be prepared for the outcomes of your decisions. It’s not casual. You have to be educated on what to do and how to do it. If you’re not, it can lead to some trouble.”

On sexism

What It's Like to be a Female Weed Dealer

Running a business in any male-dominated field can be difficult when facing adversity.

“I’ve never met another female weed dealer,” Chloe said. “I’ve had a guy try to tell me I’ve shorted him money before, which was frustrating because I clearly didn’t.”

That, Chloe said, is one of the most annoying and difficult aspects of being in the business.

“Trying to convince people that I know what I’m doing and talking about, especially when I am buying from someone else in large quantities,” Chloe said. “A lot of people try to pull one over on me because I look like I don’t know what I’m doing. I do.”

On Police

What It's Like to be a Female Weed Dealer

Chloe knows that she is not the type of person who police officers unfairly associate as a suspect involved in illegal activities. She’s small, white, and female, and her undeserved privilege is never more obvious than when she discusses her experiences with the law.

“I’ve been pulled over at least four times,” Chloe said. “My car totally smelled like weed and I was never searched. One time I was pulled over after hotboxing and the police officer said nothing. He just gave me a speeding ticket.”

On The Stigma

What It's Like to be a Female Weed Dealer

Chloe rolls her eyes at the stigma not only surrounding weed but women who are interested in it as well. She once again affirms that you have to be vigilant in this business.

However much danger or stigma is attached to her job, Chloe insists that most people are generally interested in what she does for a living.

“Despite some of the sexism, most people think it’s cool that I’m a female weed dealer,” said Chloe. “People always hype it up and insist I’m a bad bitch. I’ve never had someone not want to buy from me because I’m a woman.”

Her advice for women who want to sell?

“I think it’s a great thing to do for girls,” Chloe said. “As long as you’re prepared for everything that could possibly come, it can be very empowering.”

* Editor’s note: All names have been changed to protect source and subject identity

Hollie Ferguson

Hollie Ferguson’s work has appeared in The Tab, Odyssey, Thought Catalog, and elsewhere. She loves writing, exploring, and playing with rescue pups.

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