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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Notes From the Field: Myth Buster

  Purpose There is a thought, perhaps even a belief, that knowledge is power. To a certain point, I agree with that as long as there is a fair and complete release of knowledge. Regretfully, [...]

Medical Marijuana and Athletes

The Purpose Ganjaprenuers & Puffragettes unite in sharing awareness around the medical benefits derived from cannabinoids, i.e., weed, ganja, mary jane, etc. Let’s be mindful that it is not a [...]