Women of business & influence in the United States
In American companies, women occupy a quarter of management positions. But in the cannabis industry they represent more than 36%, including in high-level positions in laboratories and half as leadership in cannabis products according to the Marijuana Buisness Daily. Some of these women have had enormous influence in the field of cannabis; through their success, their products in the industry, their hard work to end prohibition, they are at the forefront of a growing sector.
Former consultant, in charge of market research for prestigious clients such as Time Warner, Viacom and American Express, Emily joins her brother Morgan Paxhia in the management of the Poseidon Company. Poseidon is one of the first companies managing investment funds dedicated exclusively to the cannabis industry, currently managing more than 25 companies focused in the sector.
The " engineering contractor, ”Jazmin Hupp started six different companies before taking on the cannabis industry in 2014. In two years, she formed“ WomenGrow ”, the professional network for women in the cannabis industry. A network aiming to impose female leaders in a world supposedly dominated by men.
Though Marley Natural was launched in February 2016, Tahira deals with brands around marijuana in connection with singer Bob Marley. The Marley license is funded with private capital which she managed the placement; today she is the general manager of the brand.
Cheryl Shuman started her 68-acre marijuana farm in 2008. Today her business, the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club, dominates everything from t-shirts to shampoo. She is called the "Cannabis Queen of Beverly Hills," in a portrait by New York Times, her qualifications as a single mother and CEO have earned her a national buzz.
Amy, Hillary & Keeley Peckham
For Amy Peckham, business and family have always been confused: she began her struggle and her business, noting the suffering of her mother, who had no access to medical cannabis… Today she is the co-founder of the “Etain” medical dispensary, associated with his daughters Hillary and Keeley Peckham. Etain is one of the 5 companies who New York has authorized to obtain state approval.
Champion of Cannabis Health and Safety; an expert in cannabis science and business. She is the Founder and CEO of Carbon Blue Consulting, which provides results focused on science, health and safety, lab setup, intelligence training and education for new and existing cannabis companies. Before founding Carbon Blue Consulting, Murray was the CEO of CannLabs, the pioneering medical cannabis lab, which she founded in Denver in 2010.
Alison Holcomb is the instrument of legalization in Washington. She drafted the legislation for the 502 initiative. She is currently the “Smart Justice for the ACLU” campaign manager, the entire cannabis community is proud of her work.
Ah Warner is the owner, operator and founder of Cannabis Basics, a topical manufacturing company outside of Washington state.
Its business is run entirely by female staff and it is also one of the first brands to feature the word “cannabis” in its labeling.
This list would not be complete without the founder of Women Grow, the largest professional (and female) network in the cannabis industry. She was noticed on CNBC, vaporizing her cannabis; which earned him a rather accommodating disgrace. Amy Dannemiller of her real name embraced the typically male industry which had caused her harm… Her debut was noticed in the columns of Leafly
Ophelia Chong a vu l’utilité d’un changement de perception dans l’industrie du cannabis. C’est la fondatrice de StockPotImages.com, la première agence de photo spécialisée dans le cannabis. Actuellement une ressource inestimable, les photos de Chong décomposent les stéréotypes associés à l’industrie de la marijuana.
Betty Aldworth is Colorado's 2012 Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol campaign manager. Her efforts and advice have gone a long way in helping legalize marijuana. But her work doesn't stop there, she joined the National Cannabis Industry Association as Deputy Director, and developed educational programs considered crucial. Today she is the student executive director for drug awareness policy.
Suzanne Sisley is a psychiatrist and a former clinical professor at Arizona University of Medicine, responsible for extensive research into the uses and potentials of medical cannabis. In 2014 she received $ 8 million in funding from Colorado, directly from marijuana taxes. She is the Cannabis Treatment Investigator for PTSD cases. The study was approved by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and today it continues to provide the necessary insight into the beneficial effects of marijuana on drug addicts.
Toni Savage Fox
Founder of " 3D Cannabis Center “, Which currently provides safe and reliable access points for quality cannabis. Its center is the first store in history to perform a legal recreational cannabis belly, when licensed in Colorado. She is also a founding member of the "National Cannabis Industry Association" and the "Women's Marijuana Movement", she continues her crusade for the legalization of cannabis.
Jodie Emery went to the Vancouver Liberal Senate forum to call for a moratorium on cannabis-related arrests, she urged the government to take action. Sensitive to the Trudeau question, the Prime Minister promises the release of the condemned; it is one of those who paved the way for legalization in Canada.
Amanda Reiman is the manager of "Marijuana Law and Policy for the Drug Policy Alliance", her work has influenced significant changes in the perception police had on cannabis cases. She began her path as a research director for the Berkeley Patient Group, one of the first medical cannabis dispensaries and currently the model of its kind. Reinam has undertaken numerous studies on cannabis, including its use as a treatment for addiction.
Obviously the list is not exhaustive and we invite you to complete it