We’re honored to share that DOPE Magazine gave “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed” a glowing review. Here is an excerpt of what they had to say: “If Puffragettes are leading the industry, guiding and helping others to understand the healing qualities and benefits of [...]
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Not only does “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed” promise to be one of the best documentaries addressing social injustice, gender inequality, and marijuana you’ll ever see, it promises something much more important: hope for real, tangible, attainable change.
Director Windy Borman profiles the female ganjapraneurs addressing the complex issues in the cannabis movement. From racial disparities in marijuana arrests to cannabis’ classification as a Schedule I drug, this diverse group of women plays an active role in these debates.
Far from simply creating a film about weed, [Director Windy] Borman aims to delve into the intermarriage between cannabis and environmentalism, gender parity, and social justice.
Borman's newest foray into steadfast action in difficult circumstances focuses on several female pioneers in the burgeoning legal-marijuana movement and economy.
Below is an excerpt of an interview with Director Windy Borman after the Woodstock Film Festival Premiere of “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed”: What has been the reaction of your documentary since it premiered at Woodstock? It was sad to hear that the percentage of women in the [...]
What is your advice for women in the cannabis industry? You can’t talk about cannabis without including gender equality, social justice and environmental sustainability. We’re at a critical point with women demanding more parity in all aspects of society, the Black Lives Matter movement, [...]
ESTROHAZE: Filmmaker Windy Borman Talks New Documentary, ‘Mary Janes: The Women of Weed’, and the “Puffragette” Movement
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 [...]
Two years after embarking on her latest film project, Mary Janes: The Women of Weed, Windy Borman’s movie was finally and officially done, set to premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival in early October. A non-cannabis user, Borman never expected she’d make a film about cannabis, although she [...]
Each week Direct Cannabis Network highlights entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry for their viewers to learn more about the leading cannabis executives of our time. This week, they highlighted Windy Borman, founder of Green Mile Pictures, LLC. Windy Borman, MST, is a multi-award-winning film [...]
It’s no secret that cannabis has infiltrated mainstream consciousness. Sitcoms on Netflix, vape pens in Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop, and ads for cannabis lawyers on CNN remind us every day that this plant is no longer relegated to a dingy corner of counterculture. People are ready to talk about it [...]
Make no mistake, the cannabis industry’s success is due in large part to the female professionals that have taken it from an illegal niche market to a booming behemoth that’s now generating billions of dollars a year in revenue, while providing more than 120,000 jobs throughout the country. So, [...]
“MARY JANES: THE WOMEN of WEED”, a groundbreaking documentary about women leading the cannabis industry, announces its East Coast Premiere at Woodstock Film Festival. Through interviews with Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge and other “ganjaprenuers”, Filmmaker Windy [...]
“MARY JANES: THE WOMEN of WEED”, a groundbreaking documentary about women leading the cannabis industry, debuts at the Mill Valley Film Festival. Through interviews with Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge and other “ganjaprenuers”, Filmmaker Windy Borman explores how [...]
You might ask how it took me so long. To try cannabis, that is. Well, for starters: I grew up under the D.A.R.E. generation’s mantra of “Just Say No” and the propaganda that marijuana was “a gateway drug”. With addiction in my family—from alcohol to needle drugs—I avoided everything because I [...]
‘I had never tried cannabis,’ Windy shares laughing. ‘But I am definitely open for it after all I have learned while making this film.’ One of the reasons Windy never tried it, was because of the stoner image of cannabis. ‘Some people, myself included, are [...]
Windy Borman knows how to make an entrance. Her debut film The Eyes of Thailand won 10 festival awards and countless accolades profiling Friends of the Asian Elephant (FAE), a 200-acre hospital in Thailand that builds prosthetics for elephants injured by landmines. Borman then produced the [...]
On November 8th of 2016, when Prop 64 passed — legalizing recreational marijuana, I thought this was primarily a victory for people who smoke weed. I realized it was also good news for people who sell weed, and for people who would see their weed convictions overturned. After spending the [...]
Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter Etheridge joins the cast of “ganjaprenuers” who appear in “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed”, a groundbreaking documentary about women in the weed business. Denver, CO, January 10, 2016 – DVA Productions has wrapped Production on its latest documentary, MARY [...]
The future of the U.S. cannabis industry has always been uncertain. But is it possible that the cannabis industry has lost its corporate responsibility before it’s really gotten started? On November 8, 2016, eight more states voted to legalize cannabis. California, Maine, Massachusetts, and [...]
“September has come and gone and many cannabis connoisseurs are preparing for their fall harvest, the holiday season, or those fourth quarter social media campaigns,” wrote Refined Bud. “To help get those creative juices flowing, here are Refined Bud’s six examples of [...]
The Weed Blog: Female “Ganjapreneurs” Bring Gender Parity, Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability to the Cannabis Industry
According to the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, women account for over 40% of annual cannabis users. This means 13.1 million women used cannabis in the United States in 2015. “When you also consider that women purchase over 50% of movie tickets, it just makes sense to [...]
In her new documentary “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed”, director Windy Borman profiles the female gajapraneurs addressing the complex issues in the cannabis movement. From racial disparities in marijuana arrests to cannabis’ classification as a Schedule I drug, this diverse group of women [...]
Not only does “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed” promise to be one of the best documentaries addressing social injustice, gender inequality, and marijuana you’ll ever see, it promises something much more important: hope for real, tangible, attainable change. Read the full article by Chelsea Grimm [...]
Women Grow: “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed” – A Film Spotlighting The Women Transforming The Cannabis Industry
“Gone are the days when 18-year-old stoners and white men in business suits were the voices behind cannabusiness – at least if Windy Borman has her way.” On September 23, 2016, Women Grow sent the MARY JANES: THE WOMEN OF WEED Sizzle Reel to its 36,000 newsletter subscribers, [...]
FEMALE “GANJAPRENEURS” BRING GENDER PARITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY TO THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY Willie’s Reserve donates signed guitar to help crowd-source finishing funds for Windy Borman’s groundbreaking documentary about women in the weed business. Denver, [...]
Far from simply creating a film about weed, [Director Windy] Borman aims to delve into the intermarriage between cannabis and environmentalism, gender parity, and social justice. She’s traveling around the U.S. to all five states in which cannabis is legal, as well as states that are on the [...]
Mary Janes: The Women of Weed is the latest film coming from documentary director Windy Borman. The director’s two previous films, The Eyes of Thailand (2012) and The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia (2012), have won awards, opened minds, and celebrated the heroics that result when [...]