Minority-Focused Cannabis Business Accelerator Accepts Its Inaugural Round Of Applicants

Sira Accelerator

First participants made up exclusively of women, economic empowerment, and minority owned small businesses. MASSACHUSETTS: Sira Naturals, a Massachusetts-based registered marijuana dispensary (RMD) group, has accepted the inaugural class of applicants into the Sira Accelerator program, its small-business accelerator designed to help entrepreneurs navigate and succeed within the emerging regulated cannabis industry. From an initial response of more Read the full article…

420MEDIA Trailblazers In Cannabis: Keiko Beatie

Keiko Beatie, who has been a practitioner of Ayurvedic, Chinese and Holistic Medicine since the 1970's.

Digital marketing agency 420MEDIA and the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) have joined forces to create a series highlighting entrepreneurs trailblazing the cannabis scene. Each week, we’ll profile a noteworthy business pioneer, and ask each 5 questions. This week’s featured trailblazer is Keiko Beatie, Director of Education for Coral Cove Cannabis Jamaica.  A practitioner of Ayurvedic, Chinese Read the full article…

The Cannabrander With Ben Weinberg: Lessons From The Women Grow Leadership Summit

As a non-traditional impact investment vehicle, WG fulfills a social mission using a for-profit structure.

By Benjamin Weinberg COLORADO: Hundreds of established and up-and-coming cannabis industry leaders came together to share stories and insights in Denver, Colorado, on February 1-2, 2018, at the Women Grow Leadership Summit (WGLS). During two intense days of learning and networking, they connected, educated, and empowered each other at the largest industry largest gathering focused Read the full article…

Women In Cannabis Launch Campaign Against Domestic Abuse

Confident Woman Pre-Roll

ARIZONA: The Giving Tree Wellness Center, one of Arizona’s leading medical marijuana dispensaries, has announced a partnership with three other women-led Phoenix-based organizations to launch a Confident Woman campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence. The Giving Tree Wellness Center, Monarch Wellness Center, Kindred and Huxton, have partnered to create a collaborative medical marijuana product to Read the full article…

CEO Leah Heise Resigns From Women Grow

Leah Heise is out as CEO Women's Grow

NEW JERSEY: 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 Read the full article…

Q&A With Mother’s High Tea Founder Susan Squibb

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An MJ News Network Exclusive Mother’s High Tea is a non-consumption event celebrating women and mothers in the cannabis community. Founded by Susan Squibb in 2011 to honor her own mother, this event is the longest running women’s cannabis event in the U.S. and the only one to welcome children.  MJ News Network had a Read the full article…

Women Leaders in Cannabis finds group to take Thanksgiving donations

When WLC said they wanted to donate food baskets, Autism Rocks was excited to receive them.

OREGON:  A nonprofit trade organization based on philanthropy has reached out to help during the holiday – but had the offer turned down. The group, “Women Leaders in Cannabis,” says it’s been denied several times. The Eugene office of the Oregon Department of Human Services and two charities said “no” when the group wanted to donate turkey Read the full article…

The Women In Cannabis Who Keep Me Lifted

Cannabis ladies are a special breed and by bringing together our diversities, we are the ones who will also be lifting the world into normalization after legalization.

WASHINGTON:  Last night I attended MJBA Women’s Alliance ‘Power To Influence’ at the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle, WA. Surrounded by lady politicians, business owners, advocates, moms, and grandmas I had my spirits lifted and was reminded why I am sitting here right now plinking on a keyboard about cannabis. When I joined my first women’s cannabis group, Read the full article…

Women At Work: No Old-Boys Network In New Field, Medical Marijuana Pioneers Say

“There is no such thing as an old boys’ network in a new industry,” says Wendy Berger Shapiro, co-founder of a group called Illinois Women in Cannabis.

ILLINOIS:  It’s an industry, they say, that’s too new to have a glass ceiling. And for many women, that’s a good reason to get into the booming legal marijuana business. “There is no such thing as an old boys’ network in a new industry,” says Wendy Berger Shapiro, co-founder of a group called Illinois Women Read the full article…

Meet The Women Behind “The Power of Politics”

MJBA Women's Alliance Luncheon

WASHINGTON: In preparation for tomorrow evening’s historic gathering, MJNewsNetwork sat down with the Washington power women behind the “Power of Politics” – ladies from both sides of the political aisle, representing recreational and medical marijuana business owners – to ask them about tomorrow’s historic event.  Organized by the MJBA Women’s Alliance, and sponsored by Eden Labs, Washington Read the full article…