Natalie Villaseñor has made a name for herself running the Crazy San Diego brand, under which she has hosted highly successful cannabis events such as INKnDABZ all over San Diego County. As that brand has grown, she’s found the opportunity to take it on tour outside her hometown. Now, she’s starting a new event , called StripnDabz , which will see its inaugural edition take place March 3 at a private location. THCist sat down with Ms. Villaseñor to learn about the event and hosting cannabis events in San Diego.
What was your goal with organizing StripnDabs?
My goal from day one is to incorporate already fun aspects of adult life with the weed world. I started with INKnDABZ and am now moving on to StripnDabz which has become the first cannabis adult expo.
Why do you feel weed and sex go together?
The sex part is merely for entertainment purposes . But cannabis goes with everything. My event, although it may seem extreme, will be kept classy. What’s calmer than a stoned individual watching a beautiful lady dancing erotically for a pleasurable sight? The alcohol and Tobacco industry have held onto the entertainment industry way too long. It’s time for the cannabis world to take its place.
What sort of products will be on sale there?
We will have medicated and non-medicated booths. There will be a separate area for the ladies enjoyment. A pure romance representative will be holding demonstrations and sampling romance products. We’ll have glass shops with plenty of toys. A separate VIP dab strip bar for the gentlemen will be available to enjoy sensual lap dances while they dab the night away. There will be live art such as medicated sushi bodyboards from Jetty Sushi, body painting and tattooing.
Can you tell us a bit about INKnDABZ and that evolution?
Ah yes, INKnDABZ. My first event was Adult ‘Weedkend’ Easter hunt back in March of 2016. I wanted to have a tattoo artist, so I contacted my good friend and tattoo artist, Lito.
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Unfortunately for that particular event we didn’t get to have him tattoo, but a few months later I came up with the concept of tattooing while we had a Sesh. Hence, the birth of INKnDABZ. Not only was I developing my goals in the Industry I was also helping the shop with promotions. Now we are taking INKnDABZ on the road with other tattoo shops who want to host.
How is running such events in San Diego? Were you surprised by SD’s recent move to greenlight rec?
I wasn’t surprised at all. In fact, I expected it. I believe sooner than later they’re going to join us because they can’t beat us. The SD cannabis community stays strong, but I have to admit it’s been quite a challenge, especially because I believe we are viewed as underdogs in the industry. Los Angeles obviously has its advantages being a much publicized city. Inland Empire has realized they can profit from these events and are allowing more in their jurisdictions, too.
How should people prepare for the evening, StripnDabz?
As if they’re we’re headed to their bachelorette or bachelor parties. Headed for clean classy sexy cannabis fun with positive mindsets and free spirits.
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