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  1. Ron Strider

    More Pregnant Women Are Using Marijuana, Study Finds

    More pregnant women seem to be using pot – sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety – and a new study suggests that this slight rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age. The prevalence of marijuana use among a sample of moms-to-be in...
  2. Ron Strider

    Women Unite At Largest U.S. Marijuana Business Conference

    In the sea of men descending on Las Vegas for the nation's largest business conference for legal weed, the gender gap in this burgeoning industry was easy to spot. But female cannabis entrepreneurs and industry workers actively sought out each other during the largest MJBizCon yet and vowed to...
  3. Ron Strider

    The Startup Catering To Women's Curiosity About Cannabis

    Talk isn't cheap for the founders of Ellementa. It's the foundation of their business, a new digital platform and community that highlights how cannabis can be used to improve wellness for women. Partners Aliza Sherman, Melissa Pierce and Ashley Kingsley are building their audience one city at a...
  4. Ron Strider

    Marijuana's Female Pioneers Are Being Pushed Aside In The Legal Weed Boom

    In the business of medicinal marijuana, there are strains for almost anything that ails you. So far, though, female entrepreneurs have yet to find a variety that addresses a painful side effect of the booming legal pot industry: sexism. "More sophisticated money is coming into the space, and...
  5. Ron Strider

    Witchy Woman Social Is A Supernaturally Feminine Celebration of Cannabis

    When I registered to attend the Witchy Woman Social just before Halloween, I really didn't know what to expect. The location for Tokeativity's 21-plus, all-female, cannabis-centric party ("a woman-friendly space in NE Portland") wasn't revealed until the day of the event. Attendees had only...
  6. Ron Strider

    420 Skin Care Launches CBD-Infused Bath Product Line And CEO's Leadership Profile

    PHOENIX, Ariz., (October 23, 2017) – The launch of 420 Skin Care’s healing CBD-infused product line of soaps, lotions, bath bombs and body butter inspires holistic wellbeing while helping people become their best self. The new product line, available at 420-skincare.com, has also launched the...
  7. Ron Strider

    420 Skin Care Launches CBD-Infused Bath Product Line And CEO's Leadership Profile

    420 SKIN CARE LAUNCHES CBD-INFUSED BATH PRODUCT LINE AND CEO'S LEADERSHIP PROFILE CEO Marvina Thomas' healing influence inspires as an entrepreneur and Women Grow's Phoenix Market Leader. PHOENIX, Ariz., (October 23, 2017) — The launch of 420 Skin Care's healing CBD-infused product...
  8. Ron Strider

    Legal Weed Is An Amazing Business Opportunity For Women

    Jane West is all about Mary Jane. The former corporate-event planner from the suburbs of Denver, Colorado founded an eponymous cannabis lifestyle brand and a pot-party planning company, Edible Events, in 2014. She believes women should be flooding the legal weed business. Now. Before men lock it...
  9. Ron Strider

    Why This Feminist Weed Camp Isn't Just For White Women

    "The belly dancing class will start on the great lawn in five minutes," announces a soothing female voice over the public address system. After a pause, she adds, "I love you." Ten minutes later, I see a dozen or so women slowly make their way to lawn, stopping every few feet to readjust...
  10. Ron Strider

    Women Of Color Are Again Creating The Culture. This Time It's For Cannabis

    When Mona Zhang told her parents she wanted to leave her job to report full-time on cannabis and build up her newsletter, Word on the Tree, they were skeptical to say the least. "When I first told my dad [that] I want to cover cannabis and he was like, 'What's that?' I said the Chinese word...
  11. Ron Strider

    IA: Davenport Women Arrested With 1.5 Pounds Of Homegrown Marijuana

    Two Davenport women were arrested Thursday night after police say they found more than an pound-and-a-half of high-grade marijuana in their home. Jo Ann Foley, 66, and Heather Jo Finn, 34, face charges of controlled substance violation and failure to affix drug stamp tax. The charges are a...
  12. Ron Strider

    Women In The Marijuana Business Face A 'Grass Ceiling'

    If you want to see the problems facing women in business, look no further than the cannabis industry. Not long ago the marijuana business was way ahead of U.S. business overall in the leadership positions held by women. But as the industry has become more mature and more mainstream, instead...
  13. Ron Strider

    Can Cannabis Help With Health Issues During Pregnancy

    Cannabis use has been debated in the public opinion for over a century now. Despite the fact that the ups and downs marijuana has gone through, today such states as Alaska, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington among others have decided to legalize the herb’s use for recreational purposes while more...
  14. Ron Strider

    CA: Cannabis Conference In Arcata Celebrates Women Industry Leaders

    Local women in cannabis came together Sunday to celebrate their achievements and learn from each other for first 'Celebrate Women of Cannabis Conference' in the Arcata Community Center. Attendees came out to hear from expert educational cannabis speakers and learn about local up-and-coming...
  15. Ron Strider

    Cultivating Women Leaders: A Conversation With A Cannabis Social Entrepreneur

    When it comes to leadership, women are on the verge of a collective evolution. By interviewing over 150 rising female leaders from a vast range of backgrounds, experiences, and industries, I have uncovered six common pillars of leadership that propel women forward and upward, personally and...
  16. Ron Strider

    IL: Nationwide Women And Weed Group Kicks Off In Chicago

    Melissa Pierce doesn't enjoy being high. And she's the first to admit that building a national network for women to talk about their experiences with marijuana is not something she expected to do. Last Thursday night, Pierce shared her hesitation to get involved in the industry–and why she...
  17. Ron Strider

    CA: Women Cannabis Entrepreneurs Gather In L.A. For Empowerment Summit

    Women have moved into the marijuana industry in impressive numbers, making up a large segment of both customers of the product and the entrepreneurs producing it. One study showed that women make up 36 percent of the executives in the marijuana industry, with the numbers especially high in...
  18. Ron Strider

    CA: This Women's Weed Network Is Empowering Cannabis Entrepreneurs

    Around a bouquet of fresh flowers and flickering candles, a bowl of fruit and a salt crystal light, a group of women gather in a circle once a month to smoke weed and shoot the shit. These cannabis women's circles, happening everywhere from Venice to Hollywood, are one of the many projects put...
  19. Ron Strider

    CO: Ellementa, A Women-Only Pot Group, Starts Denver Chapter

    Women from all walks of life gathered on June 7 for the Denver launch of Ellementa, a women-centric cannabis discussion group. The organization aims to help pot-curious females navigate a growing, changing marijuana market through monthly meetings, and has plans to expand around the country...
  20. Ron Strider

    Period Relief? Women Could Smoke Weed For Cramps If Medical Marijuana Bill Passes

    The pain creeps in slow and unexpectedly. Initially, it's a subtle discomfort, like the prick of a needle stabbing away at your stomach. As the minutes pass by, the discomfort can develop into a crippling pain, making even simple tasks such as standing up straight seem utterly unbearable...