5 Women Having The Most Influence In The Cannabis Industry


Incredibly resilient, inspiring, and captains of industry: these are just some of the words used to describe women who are relentlessly campaigning for the legalization of cannabis. To do this, we want to put the spotlight on 8 of the most influential women in the cannabis industry by 2020.




A true pioneer of therapeutic cannabis, Mara Gordon has made waves in the industry with her company Aunt Zelda's. This organization aims to create cannabis extracts that are patient-centered and customized to the needs of patients.


Its comprehensive and scientific approach takes into account dosing regimens, varieties, cannabinoids, and terpene profiles. Gordon has brought clarity and nuance in an industry formerly dominated by hyperbole and guess, she defends full-spectrum extracts and biological preparations.


Gordon has attracted the world's attention with her impressive approach. The documentary Weed The People details her journey and can be seen as putting cannabis extracts to patients in a critical phases. Her TEDx conference—Cannabis: Separating the Science from the Hype—has educated hundreds of thousands of people around the world. In it, she discusses the importance of data processing and offers advice on how the industry could evolve.




Known for her stellar lifestyle tips (from delicious recipes to interior decorating) Martha Stewart, aims to develop her own unique line of hemp-based products. By partnering with cannabis innovation giants Canopy Growth, Stewart has helped make CBDeven more public.


Currently working as a CBD ambassador for the company, her brand will include cosmetics, lifestyle products, and even pet products. With a long and successful career in interior improvement, Stewart has a unique position to help the CBD make a name for itself in every home.


Stewart made impressive friends during this time in the cannabis industry, even joking that she loves sharing a spliff with Snoop Dogg.




Another woman who has changed the way the world sees cannabis is Dr. Raquel Peyraube: doctor of medicine and specialist in problematic drug use. Dr. Peyraube trained in toxicology, psychiatry, and psychotherapy.


Doctor grew up having a negative view of cannabis, but quickly broke free from propaganda and began to see the medical potential of this herb. She realized that cannabis can be a problem for some users, but recognized the good safety profile of the herb.


Dr. Peyraube believes in the power of cannabis education. She currently works as a member of the International Association of Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM) and continues to provide information and advice on drug reforms in many countries.



Rebecca Maestas has had a huge impact on the commercial side of the cannabis industry. During her time in the commercial sector, she played a major role in many companies, helping to launch multiple brands to the general public.


Maestas was the manager of Dixie Botanical, the first company in the world to produce consumer CBD products based on hemp. Today, she is the Director of Field Marketing at Dixie Botanical. In addition, Maestas used its industry expertise to establish California Cannabis ERPCalifornia Cannabis ERP: a company specializing in preparing edible products for patients in need.


Maestas brought cannabis conquest to the world of music, helping to organize several music festivals and facilitating the creation of an edible cannabis product with the legendary reggae band Sublime with Rome.




Tulsi Gabbard represents the 2nd Congressional District of Hawaii in the House of Representatives. As a politician and member of the Hawaii National Guard, Gabbard is the voice of the anti-interventionist position. Her pacifist side aside, she is also an advocate of reforming cannabis laws.


Gabbard supports the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act, legislation to legalize weed. She believes that adults should have the right to choose. It also highlights the hypocrisy of the prohibition of cannabis in parallel with ease of access to legal opiates.


In addition, Gabbard introduced a pro-cannabis program during her run for president of the United States for 2020. It has promos to remove cannabis-related convictions from the criminal records of citizens who, apart from that, have complied with the law.

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