Chart of the Week: Women Holding More Seats in the Executive Suite at Cannabis Companies
By Becky Olson
Wet T-shirt contests at medical marijuana events. Magazine ads featuring half-naked women posing provocatively with buds and bongs. Requests that female job candidates send in photos with their resumes.
The cannabis industry hasn’t been very welcoming to women in the past, which is one reason for the historical dearth of females working at marijuana companies.
But that appears to be changing quickly.
Case in point: Women now make up a sizable – and growing – portion of the executive ranks in the marijuana industry, including 63% of high-level positions at testing labs and nearly 50% of such roles at infused products and