Rachel \u201cWolfie\u201d Wolfson is a stand-up comic and co-host of The Budd. She makes dope weed memes and works as a budtender in a Los Angeles dispensary.\r\nHow did you get your start?\r\nI was working a corporate marketing job. I\u2019d worked in corporate for most of my twenties and I was like, I need to learn a new skill. So I started making memes to teach myself how to do Photoshop. My first viral content was when I photoshopped Tommy Chong into space, doing all these crazy things, and he started reposting me. Through that my account just grew, and it morphed into making funny captions for people that I love seeing images of, and then it became an outlet for humor, advocacy and connection. That\u2019s when I linked up with Olivia, my best friend. We started creating content together, and I brought to her [an] idea she fully supported from day one: to create a podcast where we would interview people we admire and respect in the cannabis industry.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWatch Full Video...\r\nHow have you seen things shift? Have you seen the stoner stereotype evolve?\r\nThat\u2019s what first attracted me and inspired me to reach out to Olivia. I wasn\u2019t seeing images of people who look like me\u2014it was stereotypical images of the lazy burnout who\u2019s living on his mom\u2019s couch and doesn\u2019t have a job. It was important for me to team up, to have a mentor, to have someone who is successful in an industry that doesn\u2019t really have any rules\u2014it\u2019s a Wild Wild West\u2014but somehow she\u2019s pioneering her corner. I wanted to team up with a strong woman like that. She looked like me, and I could identify with that, and also\u2014I was scared. I come from a family that was like, you\u2019re not going to have a job [if you\u2019re associated with weed], you\u2019re not going to have a life, you know, almost in that criminal mindset. And I now have the confidence that I can be a successful person in this world, and show images of consumption. It\u2019s important to have these images. We need to be out there showing consumption. We need to fight the censorship. Because at the end of the day, this is a medicine. People need to have access to it. That starts with knowledge, and creating content that people can identify with, from all walks of life.\r\n\u201c . . . at the end of the day, this is a medicine. People need to have access to it. That starts with knowledge, and creating content that people can identify with, from all walks of life.\u201d\r\nWhat does a day in your life look like?\r\nI wake up. I meme. Maybe I smoke before that, maybe I smoke after that. Then I roll out of bed. I work at the dispensary a couple of days a week, so I\u2019ll be there until 5 or 6 o\u2019clock. Then I\u2019ll be at the clubs doing shows or doing open mics at night, or we have our Weedsday Wednesdays where we\u2019re together at the Kush Queen factory. Night is strictly stand-up comedy. Daytime is hustling, creating content, working with Weedbae, and just keeping it moving.\r\nDo you feel a responsibility as a role model?\r\nI didn\u2019t realize how the memes\u2014putting people who don\u2019t necessarily smoke weed in images with a weed caption\u2014how that normalizes it. You know, humor transcends. It wasn\u2019t until I started getting messages from young people, especially women, asking, \u201cHow do I make a career out of this? How do I turn my passion into something that I can give back to the community?\u201d when I was like, OK, I have a responsibility that I wasn\u2019t aware of.\r\n\r\nTo see that I\u2019m inspiring young people, if I can be a voice to them about something that I feel passionate about, then yeah\u2014if you want to know about how to get into the cannabis industry, or how to come out to your parents, or talk to people about your consumption, then I\u2019m going to talk to you about it. I\u2019ll respond as much as I can.