New York's Nascent Cannabis Economy Fuels Opportunities for Female Entrepreneurs

Annabis Sponsors Women Grow NYC

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On a recent Thursday evening in downtown Manhattan, nearly 50 women and a few men, ranging from millennials to baby boomers, gathered in a sleek co-working space to talk about weed.

Each month, a different group of enterprising women gives a presentation at Women Grow, a national organization founded in Denver in 2014 that connects, educates, and empowers women in the cannabis industry. Before and after the feature presentation, women have a chance to network with other aspiring entrepreneurs or industry veterans, fostering connections that may help with their own canna-businesses.

The group at the most recent meeting included lawyers, nurse practitioners and an edibles chef, and the presenting company was AnnaBís, a New York-based line of luxury accessories to help women keep their medicinal cannabis products safe, secure, odor-contained, and separate from everything else in their purse.

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Melissa Meyer, chair of New York’s Women Grow chapter and Founder of HealthMJ

I’m seeing a lot of female entrepreneurs, and they’re coming from sophisticated professions like law, finance, media, and tech.

Read Madison Margolin’s “New York’s Nascent Weed Industry Opens Up Space For Women”:

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