Female Cannabis Users Come Out of the Shadows as Legalization Looms

Carol Francey waxes nostalgic when she thinks back to the first time she tried pot.

The year was 1966, the place was Toronto’s hippie-packed Yorkville neighbourhood, and she was 17-and-a-half-years-old.

The Victoria resident has been using pot ever since, she says — some 52 years. And for most of that time, she did it in secret.

“I worked for the government most of my life, I was a school teacher, I was teaching elementary school,” says Francey, who now uses cannabis for recreational and medical reasons. For a long time, she even kept the secret from her son.

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