Laganja Estranja was featured in LA Weekly for her decision to, “make a change,” in the cannabis industry. Quoted as “The Face of Gay Weed,” Hayley Fox writes about how Estranja uses his strength overcoming adversity as an LGBTQ person to focus on other marginalized communities.
While Estranja, also known as Jay Jackson, has performed in Europe, Brazil and beyond, he says the drag world can be a “tumultuous and dramatic” place to be. As a result, Jackson is now turning his attention to the marijuana industry. While there are quite a few parallels between the LGBTQ and cannabis communities — they’re both marginalized groups — the gay contingent has been largely overlooked by weed businesses, Jackson says.
The piece highlights Estranja’s work both in drag as Laganja and out-of-drag as Jay Jackson including their presentations on cannabis policy across the world, group dance sessions and advocacy for safe drug policy in the U.S.
To read the entire feature, check out the article on the LA Weekly site.