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Meet The 6 Cannabis Leaders Who Received An 'Industry Power Women Award' This Year
Javier Hasse and Alex Oleinic,
Benzinga - November 23, 2018
The emergence of the cannabis industry coincided with a societal trend of empowering women. Combined with the more liberal environment that dominates the industry, it’s easy to understand why cannabis represents an industry were more women are getting involved and more women have leadership positions compared to other industries in the United States.
Over a quarter of cannabis businesses were founded or owned by women, compared to a U.S. average of 20 percent, according to a 2017 survey by Marijuana Busniess Daily.
Battling Sexism In A Male-Dominated Industry: Meet Top Cannabis CEO Krista Whitley
by Iris Dorbian - Jan 28, 2019
As head of an emerging cannabis business, it was probably the lowest point in her career. Krista Whitley was pitching to a prospective investor. When she was done, the man whom Whitley will only identify as a “big angel investor and from one of the largest publicly-traded consulting firms in the industry,” responded, “I think it’s cute you want to make money like the big boys.” Whitley was shocked.
“I thought it was so disheartening because I had taken this seriously,” she recalled. “It was clear he wasn’t taking me seriously.”
Women Execs React To Cannabis Trends Report Highlighting The Rise Of Females In The Marijuana Industry
Javier Hasse, Benzinga - July 17, 2018
AxisWire, a Cannabis-focused PR tech-suite provider, and Green Market Report on Monday issued their 2018 Cannabis Trend Report, highlighting the most relevant tendencies in the marijuana industry.
This year has seen major news items in the sector, ranging from the FDA’s approval of GW Pharmaceuticals
GWPH 1.81%’s Epidiolex, the first cannabis-based drug to be accepted by the agency; to Vermont’s and Canada’s legalization of recreational cannabis; and to the launch of adult-use sales in California.
TREEHOUSE GLOBAL VENTURES ANNOUNCES ADDITIONS TO SR. ADVISORY BOARD
Philadelphia, PA. – January 31, 2019 /AxisWire/ Treehouse Global Ventures (TGV) is pleased to announce the addition of two major talents in the cannabis industry to its Senior Advisory Board. With expert knowledge and extensive industry backgrounds, Emily Paxhia of Poseidon Asset Management and Tahira Rehmatullah of MTech join TGV founders Lindy Snider, Gaynell Rogers and Lori Ferrara who were named “Women to Watch in 2019” by the leading industry publication trade MJ Business Daily.
“We are delighted to add Emily and Tahira to our senior advisory board and look forward to many collaborations around the country and the globe “
WOMEN TO WATCH
Lisa Bernard-Kuhn, Marijuana Business Daily - January 2019
The roots of Treehouse Global Ventures began more than five years ago, when Rogers, Ferrara and Snider first met during the Arcview Investor Forums in Boston and Denver. Each had a unique story that had drawn her to the cannabis industry.
Rogers, a three-time cancer survivor, used her publicity and media relations acumen to propel a number of cannabis firms into the national spotlight—a feat that included landing cover stories in Fortune magazine for cannabis companies including Hoban Law Group, 420 Games ArcView.
Super Bowl Champions Talk About The NFL's Stance On Cannabis
by Javier Hasse - Feb 1, 2019
Research has demonstrated CBD, a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis, hemp, and hops, can help with pain, inflammation, and anxiety, among other ailments. In fact, on Friday, Forbes contributor Tom Angell reported that the World Health Organization recommended re-scheduling the entire cannabis plant and several of its key components, including CBD, effectively recognizing marijuana’s medical potential and the need to study it further.
Notwithstanding, the National Football League continues to bar players from medicating with CBD, even though the World Anti-Doping Agency, which is charge of setting the criteria for anti-doping in most of the world’s sports, allowed for its use in late-2017, and several other professional sports leagues in the U.S. have already taken that step.