Her Canna Life: Q&A with Windy Borman, “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed”

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 [...]

Press Release: “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed” debuts at the Mill Valley Film Festival

“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 [...]

Dr. Sue Sisley, MD

Dr. Sue Sisley MD is an Arizona-based physician practicing Internal Medicine and Psychiatry. She works as Medical Director for medical cannabis license holders in 12 different states/territories [...]

Ellen Bukstel | Singer/Songwriter

From menopause to marijuana, from peace to politics, from poignant to provocative, Ellen Bukstel writes and sings about it all. Renowned as an activist who puts her passions to song, Ellen has [...]

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 [...]

Breaking the Grass Ceiling: Women in senior leadership in cannabis

    Women make up 36% of senior leadership in the cannabis industry. (Source: Inc.) The national average is only 22%. Women are leaving other industries and joining—or starting—cannabis companies [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Sabrina Fendrick | Director of Government Affairs, Berkeley Patients Group

Sabrina Fendrick has been a cannabis professional for nearly ten years and has served in various political, industry and advocacy roles across the country, including seven years at the Washington [...]