Why Marijuana Tupperware Parties May Be the Next Big Thing in Silicon Valley

Marijuana and California were not strangers in the past, but the recent legalizing of recreational cannabis in the state has somewhat changed the dynamics of the industry. And apparently things are about to get crazy in Silicon Valley

Sima Sistani, co-founder and chief operating officer of the group chat app Houseparty, went on the Converge podcast to pitch her idea for marijuana tupperware parties. Sistani said that even though marijuana is now legal in the state, there's still a stigma attached to purchasing cannabis. She believes the tupperware parties for marijuana would help end the stigma. 

The idea is based off tupperware party business models where someone would host a party to show off a product, whether it was tupperware or jewelry or cosmetics, to their friends and get them to purchase some. The idea was that it would be easier for someone to convince their friend to purchase these products than to some stranger at a store or going door-to-door.

Sistani's tupperware party idea would also help with one of the issues some people have with buying cannabis: privacy. As the Converge host notes, many people are wary of going to dispensaries due to the drug's illegal status at the federal level. They're worried about leaving a paper trail that could come back and hurt them legally later. But this tupperware model would allow the type of privacy people are looking for in their cannabis transactions.

Of course, you can always just bring marijuana to a dinner party and have your friends give you some money for your troubles the same way you would if you brought beer to a party. But this idea seems a little more elegant than that.

(h/t The Verge)


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