Meet 5 of the Most Powerful Women in the Pot Business

Meet 5 of the Most Powerful Women in the Pot Business

It’s high time women took on the industry.

The newest industry in the U.S. may also be the most female-friendly.

In corporate America, women hold about a quarter of leadership roles and less than 5% of CEO positions. But in the fledgling cannabis industry, women make up about 36% of leaders, including 63% of high-level positions at testing labs and half of leadership roles at infused products and processing companies, according to a survey conducted by Marijuana Business Daily.

In honor of 4/20—the 20th of April, which has become an unofficial marijuana holiday in the U.S—Fortune took a look at some of the pot industry’s female pioneers, including a “cannabusiness” investor, a dispensary owner, a grower, and a professional connector.



A “genius entrepreneur,” Jazmin Hupp launched six different companies before entering into the cannabis industry in 2014. Just two years later, WomenGrow, the professional network for women in the cannabis industry that she helped found, has grown to 30 chapters across the U.S. The network’s goal is to increase the number of female business leaders in the nascent industry and keep it from becoming yet another male-dominated corporate sector.

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  1. This organization is so empowering (not to belabor an obvious point, but rather to express appreciation)! Thank you!

  2. I’m an entrepreneur/inventor & am inquiring about becoming a member of Women Grow. Please let me know how I can do so?
    Thanks in advance.
    Jessica Dalton

  3. I would love to learn more about becoming a member and even opening up my own dispensary.

  4. First of all, I would like to say that Women GROW’s work is brilliant, and I am so happy to discover your organization.

    I would enjoy the opportunity to discuss the possibility of having someone from organization speak at a local conference on power of canna-medicine to control, prevent, and reverse the symptoms of Chronic Disease.

    It is estimated that Global Chronic Disease will burden the global financial markets $150 – $250 Trillion US Dollars over the next twenty years. It will cost the US $50 Trillion dollars over the same time period.

    Chronic Disease effects 117 million adults, and 33 million children.

    The Republican attack on Obama-Care, is no mistake. There is not enough money to tackle the current health crisis ($2.2 Trillion, 2015), much less cover the cost over the next 20-years.

    With all that said, we would love to have you all share your message with the women, and businesses in our community.

    Einstein Mothers Lecture Series
    October – December 2017 (TBD)
    The Woodlands, TX 77080

    I look forward to learn how we can share your message with our community.

    With warm Regards,

    AG Ballew
    Co-Founder, & Chief Bottle Washer
    Einstein Mothers…
    …Ask good questions
    (Launching Q3/4 2017)

    P.S. Please forgive my long comment, it’s long past my bed time…! But it was worth staying up — I was super excited to read your website and watch your videos.

  5. I’m interested in becoming a hemp farmer, and would like to know if this is the right place for me? And if I can also learn how to make it into useful things(paper,clothes etc)/become a provider of heno for companies that manufacture hemp into products

  6. I am a 56 year old female native Floridian. I medicate frequently due to traumatic injury. I recently retired after 28 years. I would like to know If there is an active group here in South Florida.


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