Lady Bosses of the Cannabis Industry

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Strong, powerful, amazing women — unite! The cannabis industry, appropriately nicknamed “Cannabusiness,” is attracting millions upon millions of empowered women of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and ages. According to many, females that have started their very own cannabis-related businesses, and who are proactive in the field of medical and recreational marijuana, deserve a shout-out.

Here are some of the most inspirational women in the business!

Emily Paxhia

Paxhia, a graduate in Psychology, is not only the co-founder and Managing Partner of Poseidon but also a staunch supporter of various policy groups; she even served on the Board of Directors of the Marijuana Policy Project. She has successfully reviewed countless cannabis companies in the industry and worked with many founders in different capacities. In fact, Paxhia and her brother Morgan quit their previous jobs to launch a firm that focuses exclusively on investments in legal cannabis.

Chanda Macias

Dr. Macias, a Cellular Biologist who earned her MBA from Rutger’s University in Supply Chain Management, is currently the CEO for Women Grow, as well as the Chairwoman of the Board of Managers. Furthermore, Dr. Macias is the owner and CEO of the National Holistic Healing Center — a huge hemp healthcare and cannabis company. The medical cannabis dispensary located in Washington DC aims to provide ill patients with alternative and safe allopathic medicine.

Cynthia Salarizadeh

Another influential lady in the cannabis business is Salarizadeh, the Founder of, Chief Strategy Officer of Green Market Report, as well as the CEO of Industry Power Women. Now, apart from being an active writer for the Entrepreneur and Marijuana Venture, her work is also frequently published by Yahoo Finance, CNBC, and various other trade publications. Additionally, this power lady is a member of the advisory board of the innovative cannabis and sustainable hospitality firm MoonCloth Designs.

Ophelia Chong

Chong is an incredibly active graphic designer, community activist, as well as the founder of Stock Pot Images and the AACE (Asian Americans for Cannabis Education). According to reports, Chong is highly motivated to eliminate the stigma surrounding cannabis and to be an advocate for the legalization of cannabis in the community. Chong claims that she started educating herself on the benefits of cannabis after her sister had begun using cannabis to help her cope with symptoms of autoimmune disease.

To conclude, even though the cannabis industry is still dominated by men, powerful women are stepping up and getting the job done. Cannabis and hemp present a great opportunity for women — of all colors and ethnicities — to become successful business owners.

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