April 6th, Toronto relaunched its market with a successful meeting. Market leaders hosted about 100 people. Theme for kickoff meeting was “Don’t start Entrepreneurship in the Cannabis Industry without proper Legal Counsel first!” With an all-female panel of corporate attorney’s discussing topics surrounding Canadian Law Compliance. The market thought it was critical to engage this discussion seeing how federal legalization is being proposed to legislation in Canada. We are proud of Antuanette Gomez & Melissa Rolston for bringing back this important market and we wish them continued success.
BOSTON, April 7, 2017 – On April 6 special guest speaker, Boston City Councilor and candidate for mayor of Boston, Tito Jackson surprised attendees at the Women Grow: Boston networking event with a citation from the Boston City Council declaring April 6, 2017 “Women Grow Day” in Boston. Councilor Jackson made the announcement after presenting to the crowd about the importance of entrepreneurship and opportunity for women in Boston.
Women Grow Member, Kimberly Simms, Confirmed to Speak at NCIA’s 4th Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo
NCIA’s 4th Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo, the most influential cannabis trade show in the U.S., recently announced its 2017 agenda, and Women Grow is pleased to announced San Diego Chapter Co-Chair, Kimberly Simms, is confirmed to participate in two sessions.
NEW JERSEY (April 4, 2017) — Women Grow, the cannabis industry’s largest professional networking organization, announces leadership changes. Leah Heise, Chief Executive Officer and Maryland regulatory compliance attorney has stepped down effective immediately. Heise is the recipient of a Maryland Dispensary pre-approval and will depart from her role as CEO to focus on the requirements to open her family-owned business. She will retain equity in the company and continue to vote along with Women Grow stakeholders on certain major decisions regarding its organization and expenditures. Jane West, Founder of Women Grow said, “We fully support Leah on her decision to step down as CEO. Although saddened we respect her decision and wish her the best as she focuses on her dispensary. We see this opportunity as yet another example of women making powerful moves within this industry.” West continues, “During Leah’s time with Women Grow she made incredible strides in restructuring our organization and elevating our mission to another level. We greatly appreciate her leadership and look forward to hearing more from her in the near future.”
Heise came to cannabis when she was suffering, and in it, she found a potent cure and holds the conviction that it can help many others, too. In the course of her work in the industry, she’s met a number of others who have been forced to become “medical refugees” to states that have legalized the use of marijuana—like some individuals with epilepsy—and listened intently to their stories. What she has grown to realize is how essential this plant is to many in their efforts to live healthy, happy lives.