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Annu Khot: The Indian American Cannabis Entrepreneur

Annu Khot
"You need to be fiercely independent and a true risk-taker in order to thrive in the US, and I’m so blessed to have developed those traits," Khot says.Annu Khot, an Indian American woman who runs a Cannabis dispensary in Chicago, spoke with Hindustan Times detailing her entrepreneurial journey. Despite its wide usage, Cannabis remains a controversial topic of discussion....

Cancer Survivor Says Cannabis Use “Was The Best Thing”

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Kim Stuck, a cancer survivor who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, says she "couldn’t even imagine not having cannabis during that time." Cannabis use played a crucial role in Kim Stuck’s breast cancer journey, as she told CURE. “I know from my personal experience, it was the best thing that I could have ever done,” she said. “I don't...

12 Women Changing The Cannabis Industry

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Since states began legalizing recreational marijuana in the U.S. in 2012, the cannabis industry has boomed—and women make up over a third of the leaders in this market. According to a 2019 survey by Marijuana Business Daily, 37 percent of cannabis executives are women, ranking higher than the 21 percent national average of women in executive roles in any...

Multimedia Artist Emily Eizen

Emily Eizen
Emily Eizen is a queer multimedia artist working in painting, sculpture, photography, modeling and home decor. Her '60s-psychedelic-inspired works showcase the beauty, freedom and diversity Emily Eizen considers essential to establishing equity in the cannabis space and beyond. Emily's portfolio and commissions highlight her ability to adapt to different styles and aesthetics across the wide spectrum of gender and...

Olivia Alexander: “The Queen of CBD”

Olivia Alexander
I believe in regulation of cannabis, but think it does this plant a disservice to compare it to tobacco. This plant has been around for thousands of years as a medicine. I believe it should be looked at like a preventive wellness tool and medicine." Olivia Alexander As a part of my series about strong women leaders in the cannabis...