Marijuana Mission: Women Rising To The Top Of Pot Industry

COLORADO:  It’s not surprising that Colorado mom Jane West has some firm ideas about her boys smoking pot.

“Absolutely not! Absolutely not!” she said.

What may be surprising is that this mom is on a marijuana mission, making the pot business women-friendly, reports CBS News’ Barry Petersen.

She runs her own startup company staging marijuana-themed social events like the recent Colorado Symphony fundraiser billed as BYOP, or “Bring Your Own Pot.” She also started a group called Women Grow where women can network with other women in the marijuana business.

Traditionally, women in marijuana have been more about bikinis than business, and men are usually the pot smokers in movies, but that is also changing with shows like Comedy Central’s “Broad City” and Showtime’s “Weeds.”

As in other businesses, women are changing attitudes with sheer competence.

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