As marijuana legalization likely continues around the United States, there are lots of influential people making it happen.

Until the last months of 2013, Jane West’s only relationship with cannabis was a ziplock bag in her freezer and the occasional joint smoked on a patio.

“As a mother of two young boys with a full-time position in corporate America, I wasn’t following marijuana legalization nationwide,” says West, now 38. Today she owns three companies in the cannabis sector and is looking at international expansion.

…“Our mission is to have 1,000 women-owned cannabis businesses created at the inception of this industry instead of having to break through a glass ceiling after the industry is fully formed,” she says.

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