Last weekend I had the honor and privilege of speaking on two panels at the 2016 New England Cannabis Convention. The topic of discussion for both panels was "women in the cannabis industry" and I was joined on stage with businesswomen who are leading cannabis industry companies, helping patients access safe medicinal marijuana and inspiring other women to take the leap into this innovative, evolving and complicated industry. Here are some key takeaways from the panels: 1.
You’ve seen the articles from our mayor, governor and attorney general telling Massachusetts voters that the Commonwealth isn’t ready for – or opening its arms to – legal adult-use cannabis. But more and more we are also seeing national media like CNN, Forbes, and even the Today Show take the cannabis industry seriously and spread truth instead of scientifically negated “Reefer Madness” politics. And they’re noticing that women are leading the way. In Boston last week, Women
The Boston Globe reported this week that legal marijuana could produce a $1.1 billion industry in Massachusetts by 2020. It's okay -- and perfectly legal -- to admit that you're curious to know more about the fastest-growing industry, and potentially get in the game. Yes, marijuana is taboo. But learning isn't illegal. And there's a growing group of professionals from myriad backgrounds opening their minds and claiming their stakes in this nascent, yet profoundly promising in