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How Women Are Growing And Harvesting The Marijuana Industry

Katelyn Baker

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Almost two weeks ago, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to secure her party's nomination for president. It's an historical and monumental event, and something that deserves to be celebrated, regardless of your preferred candidate. To see a woman rise to this level of power means we're actually getting somewhere. It means that as a country, our perception of what women are capable of and where they belong is changing.

Now, women could possibly see a real representation of themselves in the Oval Office, and men could see that not only do we have what it takes to get there, but that we'll no longer sit by and wait for them to call the shots for us.

Part of what makes Hillary Clinton's candidacy so meaningful is that, as a woman at the top, she is an outlier. Women currently lead just 4.4 percent of Forbes' top 500 companies in the U.S. We make up only 20 percent of Congress. According to Business Insider, of all the executive positions in Silicon Valley, only 11 percent are held by women.

But there is a bright light, and not just potentially in the White House. According to the New York Times, there is a 5.4 billon dollar industry where women are making major stridesnot just as leaders, but also as builders of culture and community.

This industry has been around for a long, long time-though it's only recently become legal. It's social and medicinal, highly politicized, and curiously neutralizing. It's the marijuana industry, and it's growing (pun intended) at a rapid rate.

"Cannabis companies are run by people who are generally more socially conscious," Shaleen Title, Esq. explains on this week's episode of Uninterrupted. "They know that it's smart to hire women who are going to understand consumers who are women, and they understand that diversity does bring business growth."

Shaleen is the co-founder of THC Staffing Group, a company that focuses on helping businesses in the marijuana industry and potential employees link up. She's also an adamant advocate and mentor for women in the cannibas world, working to ensure they have safe and encouraging workplaces.

As Shaleen explains, for women in particular the marijuana industry offers opportunities for leadership, with no glass ceiling in sight. In fact, according to Marijuana Business Daily, women account for 36 percent of the executives in the cannabis market. Plus, the sexism that is so inherent in the tech and corporate business sectors is not nearly as ubiquitous (probably because when women are the bosses, that shit doesn't fly as freely).

"The cannabis industry is such an interesting place for women to work," says Shaleen. "Because we have an opportunity to create from scratch whatever we want to see."

The Women Promoted on this Episode:
"Sue Taylor just won a license in Berkeley to open the first dispensary that is aimed at seniors, and to my knowledge she's the first black female senior to own a dispensary," says Shaleen. "Dispensaries can be kind of like hip, young places, which is great, but it's not great when you have seniors who need to feel comfortable asking questions and learning, and so I think her dispensary in Berkeley, which is going to be called 'I Can,' is going to be so groundbreaking. [She's] an amazing person with no fear."


News Moderator: Katelyn Baker 420 MAGAZINE ®
Full Article: How Women Are Growing And Harvesting The Marijuana Industry
Author: Caitlin Abber
Contact: Women's Health
Photo Credit: Shaleen Title
Website: Women's Health


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A woman getting to that level should be celebrated. But NOT that woman. She's gotten to that level in a very ugly fashion and THAT should not be celebrated. Her corrupt Foundation has received millions from Countries that treat women in the most degrading way. Places where they can't even be witnesses to their own rape! No thanks Hillary Hypocrite! Let's get a woman in there with a good heart so we can have a real celebration.
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