It’s March and that means we’re in the middle of Women’s History Month. We’re celebrating with a roundup of seven truly admirable women entrepreneurs who are shaking things up in the cannabis industry. These females are changing the marijuana game in a big way. They’re names you need to know making products you need to try.
Marijuana Females: 6 Women in Cannabis You Need to Know Right Now
Nicole Smith | Mary’s Medicinals
When Nicole Smith founded Mary’s Medicinals in 2013, she had one mission. She wanted to harness the possible benefits of cannabis plants to empower her customers with autonomy over their health and wellness. She had no idea that now, nearly a decade later, Mary’s would become such a titanic name in the cannabis industry, and an aspiration for women in cannabis.
Their flagship items are a series of transdermal patches. Infused with varying concentrations of THC and CBD, they may offer targeted relief of inflammation, pain, and soreness. They’re a great choice for sports injuries or workout recovery.
Kristi Knoblich Palmer | Kiva Confections
In 2010, Kristi Knoblich Palmer and her partner Scott started Kiva Confections. Before that, they were just two cannabis lovers experimenting with infused recipes in their home kitchen. Today, they’re crafting refined and potent edibles that set the standard for California cannabis brands.
Kiva Confections also goes to painstaiking lengths to make sure they standardize their doses. Some of their most popular edibles include chocolate bars and caramel chews.
Katie Enright | Lavinia
Katie Enright has a more arts-centric background than many women in cannabis entrepreneurs. She has a background in the film industry, and even directed her own, award-winning short film. Her newest venture, Lavinia, is a departure from that life but still thrives on creativity.
Lavinia is working to help women reclaim their sexual experiences. Their primary product is a silicone-based lubricant infused with cannabinoids to enhance orgasms. Don’t forget to wash with soap and water afterward!
Krystal and Chelsea Kitahara | Yummi Karma
Sisters Krystal and Chelsea Kitahara and their crew of marijuana females (nearly the entire company is staffed by women), have worked their entire lives to become the women entrepreneurs who make Yummi Karma—one of the hottest emerging cannabis brands. Krystal studied entrepreneurship in college, while Chelsea prepared herself specifically for the cannabis industry. Their combined talents have returned success that make these marijuana females a seriously dynamic duo.
Yummi Karma makes several types of cannabis products. Some of their most popular items include cannabis concentrates and topicals. One of our favorites is their Love Potion tincture. The natural aphrodisiac uses extracts of passionflower, ginseng, turmeric, and cannabinoids to help you get in the mood. Each tincture contains 30 doses.
Sheila Dedenbach | Heavenly Sweet
Heavenly Sweet founder Sheila Dedenbach started with a simple goal: to make getting premium edibles easy. That led her on a quest to source the best ingredients and craft high-grade edibles in Heavenly Sweets’ Public Health-certified kitchen full of ServSafe-trained employees.
Dedenbach crafts Heavenly Sweet’s cannabis edibles with an adult palate in mind. Heavenly Sweet has a wide range of products, including ready-to-eat, infused bars, and cannabutter should you want to craft your own infused confections.
Maya Elisabeth | Om Edibles
Based in Berkeley, CA, Maya Elisabeth makes more than just edibles at Om. The company also produces topicals and tinctures, appealing to a broad intersection of the cannabis market. In addition, Om Edibles makes oral cannabis products that combine marijuana with other healing herbs to deliver powerful, natural superfoods.
One product that sets Om Edibles apart from other companies in the cannabis industry is their THC-infused Epsom salts. By combining cannabis and hydrotherapy, Om cultivates a completely immersive bath experience. This is just the kind of product innovation the cannabis industry needs.
Jairia Pass | THC Design
Round out today’s list is a trailblazer whose thoughtful, craft design extends from people to cultivation. THC Design co-founder and grower Jairia Pass built a major industry presence with estate-grown, single-sourced flower. THC Design also operates under a Social Equity license, bolstered by a team of more than 200 people from a diverse array of ethnic backgrounds, cultures, and personal histories.
Celebrating Women’s History Month
One great way to celebrate Women’s History Month is with the number one cannabis female of all: marijuana herself. Since only female cannabis plants develop THC, they’re the only ones that we cultivate for recreational and medical use.
That’s why we’re making cannabis products made by women entrepreneurs more accessible than ever this Women’s History Month. Stop by our Sacramento dispensary for a month-long, in-store sales event. And don’t forget you can always browse our selection online for express pickup or home delivery.