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Ganjier Spring Kickoff panel The Bright Future for Women in Cannabis (And How to Get There)
Ganjier Spring Kickoff panel The Bright Future for Women in Cannabis (And How to Get There). Left to right, Taylor Blake, Pebbles Trippet, Liesl FInkler, Sarah Hartsoe and Kellie Butterfield Dodds

Update 4/24/15: Apologies, but the service that hosts our panel videos is not currently operational so the video isn’t available.

Five women took the stage during the Ganjier Spring Kickoff  on Feb. 21, 2015 to share their experiences and insight into how women can move forward in the cannabis industry for the panel on The Bright Future for Women in Cannabis (And How to Get There).

  • Taylor Blake (moderator), associate producer of the Emerald Cup from Mendocino
  • Pebbles Tribbet, experienced and dedicated cannabis activist from Mendocino
  • Sarah Hartsoe, office manager at Wonderland Nursery in Garberville
  • Liesl Finkler, executive director of THCA in Arcata
  • Kellie Butterfield Dodds, executive director of Cannabis Film Festival and business manager at Trim Scene Solutions in Redway

Why a focus on the bright future? As the organizer, I was tasked with titling many of the panels. I wanted the focus of the panel to not dwell in the wrongs of the past but instead to decide how we want to move forward. Regulation is rapidly updating and will continue to do so, as Post-Prohibition laws are historically laid out. Women in the cannabis community have before them a unique set of obstacles and opportunities both politically and economically that, if taken advantage of, can shape how history is made. That’s why I asked the women on this panel to share their stories and their ideas on how other women can move forward into the future to great success. They didn’t disappoint.

UPDATE 4/17/2015: Another panel called Women and Cannabis is happening this Sunday, April 19, 2015, at 2 p.m. on the Grassroots Stage at Cannifest — Taylor, Liesl and myself along with Jamie Kerr and Terra Carver will be discussing how women can make their voices heard and how they can take part in the industry. That’s happening in Eureka, California, at Redwood Acres. Listen to our latest podcast to learn more about Cannifest.

In the photo, left to right, Taylor Blake, Pebbles Trippet, Liesl FInkler, Sarah Hartsoe and Kellie  Butterfield Dodds.

Thanks to Chad at DigitalActivism.tv for live streaming the panels and posting them for our viewing pleasure! 

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