The cannabis and industrial hemp sectors have seen an emergence of successful women entrepreneurs and innovators that have contributed significantly to the growth of these billion dollar industries. The following a Cash Crop 150 of the top women in the industry.
Jazmin Victoria Hupp co-founded Women Grow, the largest professional network in the cannabis industry. Since it’s launch in 2014, Women Grow has connected over 25,000 entrepreneurs at events in 45 cities across the US & Canada. The organization hit $1 million in revenue in 2015, with no outside funding. In 2016, they earned 6 billion media impressions.
Amada Reiman, PhD MSW
Amanda Reiman is the California policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance. Based in San Francisco, Reiman leads DPA’s marijuana reform work in California. Reiman has conducted numerous studies on medical marijuana dispensaries, patients and the use of marijuana as a treatment for addiction. Reiman served as the first chairwoman of the Medical Cannabis Commission for the City of Berkeley and has consulted with various cities and states on the development of medical marijuana policy. Reiman is currently a lecturer in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California-Berkeley, where she teaches Drug and Alcohol Policy, Substance Abuse Treatment, and Sexuality and Social Work.
Bonita “Bo” Money
Bonita “Bo” Money is a leading entrepreneur involved in the emerging cannabis industry. She has developed a number of ideas and concepts into thriving businesses that were built upon her passion to help others. Bonita has empowered those around her by passing down the extensive knowledge base she has acquired over her years of networking and immersing herself in the cannabis industry.
Bonita has fostered her relationships and the connections that she has made in the cannabis industry over time. This has lead her on a mission to empower others to become involved in cannabis with a company that she co-founded called Women Abuv Ground. Women Abuv Ground is a community that helps educates, connects, and supports women just like Bonita. The company creates networking opportunities for individuals and helps provide the tools needed to become a success in the cannabis industry. Bonita is one of Cash Crop Today’s speakers at the CCT Investment and Business Resource Sumit being held on June 8th and 9th at the Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (www.cashcroptoday.com/ibrs)
Forbes named her among the top businesswomen in the cannabis industry, while International Business Times declared her among the most influential people in cannabis. Jane West, Colorado-based CEO of the eponymous cannabis lifestyle brand, has emerged as a central figure on the legalization landscape, one who’s working to build a diverse industry that’s filled with companies, products and values that define the emerging cannabis culture.
Forbes named her among the top businesswomen in the cannabis industry, while International Business Times declared her among the most influential people in cannabis. Jane West, Colorado-based CEO of the eponymous cannabis lifestyle brand, has emerged as a central figure on the legalization landscape, one who’s working to build a diverse industry that’s filled with companies, products and values that define the emerging cannabis culture.Now, as CEO of Jane West, she’s developing accessories and home goods that invite all women to experience cannabis, and building a global online community that celebrates the new legal lifestyle.
As founder and CEO of Scottsdale, Arizona-based DispensaryPermits.com, Gullickson has secured multiple licenses for clients in 10 states. She’s provided operational and dispensary opening consultations from the East Coast to Hawaii. As part of her work connecting and empowering the next generation of cannabis entrepreneurs, she became a founding member of Women Grow, a national group founded to support women looking to get into the industry.