"Women, trans, and non-binary people are moving into the Cannabis space at a breakneck rate. Not only is this driving more wealth to these groups who have been marginalized and looked over in other business fields, but women are also doing cannabis differently. They’re bringing cooperative and restorative business models to the fore, they’re looking deeply into all realms of their operation from production to pricing, and they’re lifting other people up as they go.
We spoke to some of our CannaPlanners clients about how they’re doing things. All of our interviewees are female leaders in the regional cannabis market: Martina + Jaq from Nutty Steph’s, Rachael and Andrew from RopaNa, and Monica from Heady Vermont, Ashley from Elmore Mountain Therapeutics, and Heather from White Mountain Cannabis. Hear from them directly on how they started their companies, how they’re fighting discrimination, and how they want to use their organizations to bridge the gap between economic and social justice (read: make money and create value while restoring relationships and uplifting peoples who have been oppressed by racist and classist drug laws in the past.)"