[Canniseur: This list includes two women I know. Karen Paull and Wendy Robbins are some of the hardest working women in this crazy semi-legal world of cannabis. It’s difficult to be a woman in any profession and get noticed. The cannabis industry seems even harder. Congratulations Karen Paull and Wendy Robbins who are the show-runners and talent for “The Marijuana Show“. You’re being noticed and applauded for your efforts!]
In honor of International Women’s Day, we are releasing our annual “Most Important Women in Weed” list for 2020. This list includes women in the industry that have collectively moved the industry forward with all of their hard work, continuous dedication and effort.
This year we opened up the list for nominations and received almost a thousand nominees. After consideration of each, we have developed what we feel is one of the most inclusive and carefully curated lists of the most accomplished and impressive women in the cannabis industry.
As we could not name them all, we would like to thank and celebrate all of the women who have dedicated their precious time to the advancement of cannabis globally.
It is because of each one of these ladies that this industry remains in the lead above all others as far as female leadership is concerned.
This list is in no special order. Each one of these women provide a great contribution to the cannabis industry in their own unique and badass way.
Thank you to every one of you for all that you do!
Dr. Chanda Macia
Yvonne DeLaRosa Green
Amy Dawn Bourlon-Hilterbran
Jasmine Rose Gunderson
Pamela Nicole Epstein
Dr. Michele Ross
Chef Lauren Gockley
Sara Brittany Somerset
Karen Paull and Wendy Robbins
Dr. Lakisha Jenkins
Dr. Rachel Knox and Dr. Jessica Knox
Mary Jane Gibson
Dr. Uma Dhanabalan
Selena Xochitl Martinez
Sarah Mitra Payan
Alicia Rose Kelley
Dr. Jacqueline Harding, PhD
Dr. Uma Dhabalan
Yvonne Perez Emerson
Again, thank you to all of the women who do so much in our industry day in and day out. Your work does not go unnoticed and is deeply appreciated.
Happy International Women’s Day to all women around the world!
Special shout out to our Green Market Report co-founders Debra Borchardt and Cynthia Salarizadeh on this day!