When one first lays eyes on Laganja Estranja, a certain sense of awe and wonder takes over.
Then, the question: Who. Is. That?
No Stranger To Ganja
Laganja got into cannabis when she injured her back during a dance piece in college. After seeing a chiropractor for months, he suggested she obtain a medical marijuana card under California’s proposition 215.
“It truly changed my life,” Laganja explains. “As someone who grew up in a very sheltered household in Texas, I always believed this plant was a drug. But, once I discovered that I’d been misled, I made it my platform as a drag queen.”
Oh, yes. Did I not mention?
Laganja, born Jay Jackson, is a drag queen – and a great one at it too. But, she is a lot more than that. In her own words, she’s a “female impersonator, cannabis queen, advocate, dancer, choreographer, TV personality and more,” with a social media following 850K strong.
Laganja was first made famous by Ru-Paul’s Drag Race. She has since used her platform to advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights and cannabis.
She is certainly not in Kansas (I mean, Texas) any more.
Cannabis-Themed Art? Is That Even A Thing?
Laganja never really planned on becoming a cannabis-themed performance artist.
She had, at first, just “aligned” herself with cannabis as a performance artist — that’s all.
Laganja Estranja – Jon Sams
“However, I had no idea truly what it would become.”
But, why should readers even care? Can anyone really make a living …