Barely a year ago we started with one chapter in Denver and have now launched Women Grow in 33 cities in the US & Canada. We have been called the fastest-growing organization in cannabis and couldn’t be prouder of our brilliant chapter leaders across the country. Here’s some highlights of our first year:read more
The majority of states will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and I can only legally vaporize in four. Here’s what the LGBT movement did right over the last two decades that is keeping cannabis in the closet.read more
I make founding an ancillary cannabis company look easy. Women Grow went from one chapter in Denver to 30 across the US & Canada with over 1,000 monthly attendees in less than a year. Here’s a few of the unintuitive secrets to my success as a female founder in a male-dominated world.read more
Even in 2015, there are many industries that are still considered boys clubs. While men continue to dominate top leadership positions across the board, the farming and agriculture industries have long lacked significant gender diversity. There’s one segment of the market, however, that’s breaking the mold. The cannabis industry is brimming with savvy, innovative women who are invested in empowering their peers and leveling the playing field.read more
If there is one constant in the cannabis industry, it is change. As cannabis executives, our job is to build businesses that can successfully adapt to new regulations and laws, growing competition and expanding markets. Volatility makes it hard to develop long-term strategies with staying power, but there is something you can do today to help your brand compete for years to come: engage women.read more
It seems fitting that a plant called Mary Jane could smash the patriarchy. .. …Women’s presence in the pot industry does more than just close the gender gap—their participation is necessary to legitimize marijuana as a business….And women are moving into the pot business so quickly that they could make it the first billion-dollar industry that isn’t dominated by men.read more
Last year, whenever women asked Jazmin Hupp about starting a medical-marijuana business in New York, she responded with a question: “Do you have a million dollars?” Hupp is the founder of Women Grow, a professional network for women with marijuana businesses, and she’s used to helping others get their start in a male-dominated industryread more
When Jazmin Hupp was searching for a container for her marijuana at the Cannabis Cup trade show in Denver, all she could find were boring, utilitarian glass jars. So she asked a vendor at one of the booths if he had anything more elegant. He offered to make her a jar in pink. … Her immediate conclusion: “You guys need some help.”read more
Suburban moms selling marijuana is no longer just the plotline of the Showtime series “Weeds”. It’s a growing reality. Women are increasingly entering the marijuana market as business owners and customers, as the legal obstacles are gradually cleared and retail spaces grow in number. Women Grow, a Denver-based industry network for women in the cannabis market, estimates that about 20% of marijuana business owners in the U.S. are female.read more
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