Women are taking the cannabis industry by storm

At the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition last week in Los Angeles, one thing was striking: the number of women in attendance and delivering presentations was off the charts. In an industry that is just becoming organized, as more U.S. states and countries legalize the use of cannabis, women have discovered an opportunity to claim their place right at the beginning.

They're opening dispensaries, creating consumer products, lobbying for the widespread use of this demonized plant as its beneficial proprieties becomes evident. The legal cannabis market is increasingly attracting women in all aspects – and that's why Newsweek recently wrote this might be the first billion-dollar market to be dominated by women instead of men.

"We want to create a market that is socially conscious and gives back," said Sabrina Fendrick, director of government affairs at Berkeley Patients Group, during one of the panels at the CWCB Expo. "We...

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