Ajia Mae Moon
Ajia is owner and Editor-in-chief of Twelve High Chicks, her brainchild. An advocate and medical marijuana patient, Ajia created Twelve High Chicks as a platform to push for decriminalization, access, and freedom; to reflect the experiences of cannabis activists, casual tokers, moms-who-medicate, and those in-between; to provide factual information, helpful tips, and spin-free reporting; and to have fun while working towards cannabis legalization in Canada and around the world. When she’s not working, Ajia is busy spending time with her family, lobbying against cannabis prohibition, participating as an active voting member of the NDP, travelling, creating, and learning the guitar.
Jay is Senior Editor of Twelve High Chicks and has been involved since its inception — first as a writer, then as managing editor of the website — and was also the editor of our very first print edition. A poet with an affinity for haiku, leather, and activism, Jay replaced prescription medications with marijuana but is too stubborn to join the MMPR. With experience in numerous fields from business management to existential philosophy, Jay supports all reasoned opinions regarding anti-prohibition because discussion makes activism stronger, not weaker. And no, Schmoeker is not their real last name.
Penny Puff has been a casual pot smoker longer than she hasn’t, and will be among the first to say that some things are just better when you are high. First as a model and then as a writer, when she entered the world of cannabis activism she realized that beyond the Bob Marley music and over-sized joints there are many people of substance in the community who have much to say. Her focus has been on getting their messages to the rest of the world. Originally hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, Penny now calls Vancouver, British Columbia home.
Tamarijuana is an MMAR patient, writer, gardener, and baker. Since building the Southern Alberta Cannabis Club in 2007, she has been fighting for patients’ rights to access, grow, and use medical marijuana. Tamarijuana has been featured in print and has appeared on multiple television programs discussing cannabis freedom. She represents Norml Women’s Alliance of Canada and the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition, is CEO of Canadian Medical Cannabis Partners, and after moving to BC started the East Kootenay Cannabis Club.
Tracy was born in Canada’s smallest province, Prince Edward Island — the descendant of bootleggers and rum runners, she was made to fight prohibition. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of six, Tracy uses her understanding of the stress and bureaucracy involved in being a ‘patient’ to help others in her role as a medical marijuana patients’ advocate. Tracy has been published a number of times and, as a regular contributing writer for Twelve High Chicks, is thankful that her voice can be heard.
Despite never using marijuana before, Darla brought up using cannabis with her doctor and it’s been her miracle. It not only helps her physical symptoms but also her mental health, and it changed her life. She enjoys alone time lost in music, crafting, creating, reading and journaling. But Darla went to school for Makeup for TV/Film and Print so also enjoys being on set creating “charred skeletons” and “smoking eyeballs”. All in all she’s just a chill chick down for adventure, memories, laughs and smiles.
Emmy Jane has been a marijuana smoker and advocate for almost twenty-five years, as well as a writer, educator, yoga teacher, and musician who has performed, and taught, internationally. In 2010, she wrote her MA thesis on the ‘Oppression of Creativity in Education and Society’ and found her politicized voice that defies most mainstream ideologies. Emmy feels that marijuana allows her a unique, more-thoughtful perspective, and enjoys the sensual, mind-altering impact of intoxicants in a way that enhances rather than interferes with her athletic, spiritual lifestyle.
Jade Ridge is a freedom and rights advocate, medical cannabis patient, and professional writer. In her spare time she maintains her official website, scouts for interview subjects for Twelve High Chicks, and enjoys light photography. She believes that cannabis is the future for global sustainability, and that cannabis is the key to wellness. She has been a writer for Twelve High Chicks for almost two years and loves her job immensely. Her interviews, articles, and blogs reveal this, while giving readers quality material to easily enjoy.