"We Can Make Cannabis as Socially Acceptable as a Glass of Wine" - say 'Women in Cannabis' Attendees

At the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, women gathered to talk about pot. The event was aptly called "Women in Cannabis," hosted by Limone Creative and The Rind, and featured various educational panels on cannabis culture and policy, a sound bath, and a number of curated vendors, including artisan pipes by Elevate Jane and CBD chocolate by Calivolve. The motivation behind the conference was to normalize cannabis, says Limone founder/CEO Bianca Monica — to make it as socially acceptable as a glass of wine — while celebrating the women who are working hard to build and steer the direction of the industry.

In fact, 53 percent of women (as opposed to 42 percent of men) regularly consume cannabis — often citing reasons like pain management or relaxation — while women comprise 27 percent of executives in the cannabis industry overall (in contrast to 22 percent in other industries). However, though women are leading the cannabis movement, they still must overcome the hurdles facing any woman in any industry — that 27 percent of executives is actually down from 36 percent in 2015. So as women adjust to the changing market and influx of new players drawn to the Green Rush, conferences like these help women support each other, and band together to lead the industry, equitably, into the future.

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On Flatbush Avenue, tucked amidst the nexus of four iconic Brooklyn neighborhoods (Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, and Prospect Heights), medical cannabis company Citiva opened up their newest location at the turn of the new year. Walking through the shiny glass door, you’re first struck by the sleek tidiness of the front lobby. Both the dispensary's resident pharmacist and receptionist greet visitors as they clear patients (as does any medical dispensary in the country) before allowing them through to the retail room.

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