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Mary Janes: The Women of Weed

“MARY JANES: THE WOMEN OF WEED explores the potential for gender parity, social justice and environmental sustainability in an emerging field that, until recently, was primarily a movement.” – Huffpost

“Borman deftly challenges age-old stereotypes, explains the scientific and medical benefits of the plant, and thoughtfully addresses how America’s War on Drugs disproportionately impacts people of color. She tackles all of these topics through the lens of feminism.” – Forbes

“An insightful and informational look at women’s role in the new cannabis market… Even if you’re not a fan of cannabis, and are convinced you have your mind made up, MARY JANES is a very eye-opening and educational documentary about the subject.” – Film Threat

Female entrepreneurs navigate the highs and lows of the U.S. cannabis industry.

Mary Janes: The Women of Weed

Oregon • 2018 • 85 mins.

As legalization spreads, cannabis is one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation. It is also an industry led by women, who hold 36% of leadership positions—against a national average of 23%. This means marijuana has the highest gender parity of any industry in the United States. Director Windy Borman takes a look at some of the women leading the charge, lovingly called “puffragettes,” and the effects this revolution has on environmental stability, ending the War on Drugs, and the prison-industrial complex—as well as the destructive domination of Big Pharma. Attendees include Leah Maurer, founder of Moms for YES and co-owner of the Weed Blog; Sara Batterby, CEO and founder of the Equity Capital Collective and founder of HiFi Farms; Madeline Martinez, Executive Director of Oregon NORML; Trista Okel, founder and CEO of Empower BodyCare; and director Windy Borman. Come early for a reception prior to the screening in the sculpture garden at the Portland Art Museum.

No upcoming screenings of this film are currently scheduled.

Past Screenings

July 17, 2019

Classes & Offices

934 SW Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97205

Portland Art Museum

Screenings: Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205

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As legalization spreads, cannabis is one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation. It is also an industry led by women, who hold 36%