DIRECT CANNABIS NETWORK: Entrepreneur of the Week – Windy Borman

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 [...]

AC Braddock | CEO, Eden Labs

AC Braddock is the CEO of the industry’s most innovative and respected extraction technology company and a career entrepreneur.   She has a keen eye for new trends, product placement, business [...]

I’M 37 AND JUST TRIED WEED FOR THE FIRST TIME (PART 3)

The Big Night Excitement. Anticipation. Sisterhood. These are the words that best describe how I felt walking into my first cannabis “sesh”. In my previous posts, you’ve read that I “started low [...]

Wanda James | CEO, Simply Pure

Wanda James is the CEO and Co-Founder of Simply Pure, one of Colorado’s most recognized dispensaries. Simply Pure is known for being a politically focused dispensary, which fights for the [...]

ABC: Why green is the new gold in California

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 [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Melissa Etheridge Models Female Leadership in the Legal Cannabis Industry

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. [...]

Did the Cannabis Industry Lose Its Way Before It Started?

The future of the US 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 [...]

Notes From The Field: Filming in Oregon and Washington

On October 28th, I returned to my home state of Oregon to film some inspiring “women of weed”, including 3 of the 10 women listed in a recent Huffington Post article about Oregon’s successful [...]

Leah Maurer | The Weed Blog

Leah is a canna-journalist and advocate who lives in Portland, Oregon. She was very involved in cannabis legalization there, helping found New Approach Oregon and starting a group called Moms for [...]

Julianna Carella | CEO and Founder, Auntie Dolores and Treatibles

In 2008 entrepreneur, innovator, visionary and expert Julianna Carella married her more than 20 years of culinary work with cannabis and established Auntie Dolores. Her line of delicious, healthy [...]

Sara Batterby | CEO, Hifi Farms

Sara has 20 years of marketing, operations and business development experience in high growth, early stage companies in real estate, technology and finance.  Prior to entering the cannabis [...]

Why is environmental sustainability essential to the future of the cannabis industry?

We asked cannabis industry thought leaders about how much eco-sustainability was essential to the “budding” cannabis industry. Their answers proved that not only is environmental [...]

Karen O’Keefe | Director of States Policies, Marijuana Policy Project

Karen O’Keefe manages grassroots and direct lobbying efforts in state legislatures for the largest marijuana policy reform organization in the United States — the Marijuana Policy Project [...]

Why is Gender Parity Important to the Cannabis Industry? (Part 1)

When building the cannabis industry from the ground up, why is gender parity (having at least 50% women) so important? More than half of the U.S. population is female, yet less than 15% of [...]

2016 Puffragette Guide to Marijuana Legalization

“2016 is a record year for marijuana drug policy reform,” observes Karen O’Keefe, Director of State Policies for Marijuana Policy Project. When we sat down with her last week, O’Keefe shared that [...]

What is the “Male Gaze”?

What is the “male gaze”? The concept was first developed by feminist film critic Laura Mulvey in her 1975 essay entitled “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”. The “male [...]

“Weediquette”, Gender Parity, and the Puffragette Movement

Recently, Weediquette ran it’s “Mary Janes” episode, which featured the women who are building the foundation of the cannabis industry–like our amazing Puffragettes Jane West, Jazmin Hupp, [...]

Lindsay Robinson | Executive Director, California Cannabis Industry Association

Lindsay Robinson is the Executive Director of the California Cannabis Industry Association, the most influential statewide trade association representing the cannabis industry. CCIA was [...]

Jill Lamoureux | CEO, SprkLabs

Jill Lamoureux is a nationally recognized cannabis best practice expert in Colorado with extensive experience in cultivation, manufacturing and distribution. Jill was the only industry [...]