International Women’s Day, a global day that celebrates the economic, cultural, social, and political achievements of women, is March 8th. In honor of this day, even if I am a day late, I’m lucky to be able to share the enthusiasm and verve of the following women in cannabis who have faced adversity during their climb to success. I don’t mean that success can be quantified only by monetary means. What I call success occurs when a person is celebrated for their kindness, their humility, and yes, their ability to be something beyond the call of duty. These following women have created something from nothing. And with their talent comes notice— the kind that can’t be bought, because it comes from deep within. May I present these eight, very intriguing, female leaders in cannabis who get it.
WB’s note: I’ve done my fair share of psychedelics. It was something I enjoyed greatly during my many Grateful Dead shows in the 1980s. It also fueled my own exploration to the very far reaches of my still undiscovered, inner space. I can still taste that very specific sour flavor of the locally produced chemicals surging across my mind’s tongue from the first time I “dropped acid” while attending Emerson College — I still feel the vibrations when I walk in front of 150 Beacon Street. Fast forward to very recently, I attempted micro-dosing psilocybin mushrooms with intriguing results. I did this not necessarily to catch a buzz, but to learn more about the possibilities since studies and peers report improved creativity, an increase in energy, as well as using it as an effective tool for treating anxiety and depression. I now see what can be done for those who suffer from PTSD and other health issues.