A survey of employees in the cannabis industry says 30 percent of them work for entirely-woman-owned companies.
And 57 percent of those surveyed in 28 states and the District of Columbia said at least half of the ownership of the marijuana-related business where they work are women.
The survey results are from Washington, D.C.-based New Frontier Data, a cannabis data and analytics company. It worked in partnership on the survey and report with Denver-based Women Grow, an events organization of women in the cannabis industry.
"As business leaders, we have a unique opportunity to create better business environments by changing the narrative," said Kristina Garcia, CEO of Women Grow. "As a new industry, we can make serious inroads by creating new standards. It is imperative we evolve in order for us to be inclusively successful.”