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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Filming at the Women Grow Leadership Summit

Imagine you’re in an auditorium full of 1,200 women united around the same cause. You hear excitement in everyone’s voice. Your skin tingles with anticipation. As the lights dim, one of the [...]