One of the biggest complaints to be lodged against the legal cannabis industry is the dearth of women in leadership roles. Certainly, the statistics support this oversight. A 2017 survey conducted by cannabis news site Marijuana Business Daily found that women hold 27 percent of executive-level roles in the industry. And a 2019 study by cannabis recruiting platform Vangst further revealed the invisibility of women in top-tier roles.
However, there is no contesting that this emerging sector, full of promise and possibilities, continues to entice women to join its ranks. With International Women’s Day set to bow on March 8, that is cause for celebration.