“These women are acutely aware of their groundbreaking position as a minority group that is creating history. According to Marijuana Business Daily, women fill 36 percent of leadership positions within the cannabis industry — more than they do in any other industry, with the national average being 22 percent. Filmmaker Windy Borman was so inspired by this revolutionary fact that she started making a documentary about it: “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed.”

“Borman interviewed over 40 women across the United States to create her film. In “Mary Janes,” Borman examines the activist history of the cannabis industry and how it was originally built by women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community to provide medical pain relief for patients suffering from HIV and AIDS. The documentary aims to serve as a time capsule and a source of inspiration for future generations, especially because a large question still remains: Will these minorities be able to hold their ground now that corporate companies are creating a competitive arena?”

See all of the “Women With a Vision” in the article by Nina Vera on Cannabis Now.

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