Conversing with acclaimed Director/Producer Windy Borman was thoroughly engaging; eye opening too. Borman was far from a cannoisseur when she embarked upon her new film, Mary Janes: the Women of Weed. In fact, her prior documentaries included the award-winning The Eyes of Thailand, and The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia.
As luck would have it, it was her exposure to cannabis culture as a new resident of Colorado that prompted Borman to consider greener pastures for her latest venture. Mary Janes: The Women of Weed is a story of hope, as well as a cautionary tale. Cannabis isn’t simply an industry—it’s a movement led by pioneering women she calls “Puffragettes™.” Their stories reveal that, in many ways, the fight to liberate ganja is an integral part in the fight for democracy itself.