“If we don’t teach diverse candidates how to build those teams and how to raise that funding,” says Hupp. “then they will not be a part of this industry going forward." Women Grow: The Feminist Movement Within Cannabis Industry
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#JaneWest The businesswomen gathered at the National Press Club in the morning, where they heard from Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, both of whom have championed the emerging cannabis industry. Many attendees came from Colorado, one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana. “It’s exciting to see women taking leadership roles in the industry and forming a peer-support group,” Polis told the crowd.