|420 Nurses 420 Nurses vice president Summer Rain, left, and president ChaCha VaVoom, right.
Even in L.A., it’s still something of a taboo for a woman to brand herself as a pot-smoker. So in 2009, native Angeleno ChaCha VaVoom (née Vanessa Sahagun) launched 420nurses.com, a social network for models who toke to connect, video chat and cash in on their looks, à la Instagram superstar Madzilla. Now, VaVoom is expanding, opening a 2,000-square-foot photo studio on a busy stretch of Sherman Way in Canoga Park, a dedicated space where 420 Nurses members can network and smoke weed for the camera.
“Smoking pot can be something useful, an opportunity,” VaVoom says. “We give young women the inspiration on an everyday basis to feel better about themselves.” LA Weekly has more.