CALIFORNIA: Film Director/Producer Windy Borman explores how marijuana is the first new industry to emerge in the 21st century led by women. By looking at the intersection of gender parity, social justice and environmental sustainability, Borman explores how cannabis is not only an industry, but also a movement of dedicated and pioneering women she calls “Puffragettes” (as in Pot + Suffragette).
Mary Janes: The Women of Weed debuts at the Cannabis Business and Technology Symposium on June 10th at 7:30 pm and a Q/A with the Executive Producer/Director Windy Borman. The film features a powerful interview from Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge and Californian women Jane West, Lindsay Robinson, Julianna Carella, Mara Gordon, Lindsay Robinson and Amanda Reiman.
“This is a ground floor opportunity to make connections and collaborate to create technology applications for a new and fast-growing industry,” said WITI’s Chairwoman and Founder Carolyn Leighton. “The Cannabis Business and Technology Symposium vividly demonstrates the leadership roles women are playing in this burgeoning industry, and how they are shaping the technologies that support its growth. We expect this event to drive networking opportunities for business, education and research, and we’re excited to offer it to our Women in Technology Summit attendees.”
“From farms to labs to dispensaries and beyond, the film sheds light on the female researchers and entrepreneurs blazing a trail in today’s legal cannabis industry. Through interviews with scientists, doctors, lawyers, activists, growers and bakers, I learned cannabis is not only an industry, but also a movement of dedicated, pioneering women,” says director Windy Borman.