A Bootlegging Grandmother Inspired This Woman To Start A Career In Cannabis

A Bootlegging Grandmother Inspired This Woman To Start A Career In Cannabis

The cannabis industry is filled with passionate, forward-thinking people who have devoted their life's work to changing people's perceptions. But the question remains - how do people become involved in the cannabis industry in the first place? It turns out everyone has a unique personal journey that has brought them to the world of cannabis. Each week cannabis professionals, activists, and others will tell their stories in their own words. T

Despite special regulations, entrepreneurs hope to take bite of Canada's marijuana edibles market

Despite special regulations, entrepreneurs hope to take bite of Canada's marijuana edibles market

"A lot of these businesses are for patients, by patients," said Lisa Campbell, a co-founder of the event and an advocate with the Cannabis Friendly Business Association.

"And that's what we're trying to tell the government, is that we're not some criminal network," she said. "It's literally mom and pop edible businesses that want a piece of legalization and deserve a piece of legalization."

Campbell and fellow co-founder Sarah Gillies started holding the Green Market events last year, after Toronto police raided a series of marijuana dispensaries in a May operation called Project Claudia. Police seized large amounts of edible marijuana goods in those raids.

A Woman’s Place is in the Cannabis Industry

A Woman’s Place is in the Cannabis Industry

“Gender inequity is not unique to cannabis, although in the US women are leading the way with 36% of cannabis industry executives being female. By contrast of the 30+ Health Canada licensed producers in Canada, most are led by men, including the newly rebranded industry association Cannabis Canada which has an all male board of directors.?

'Nuit Verte': Farmer's market for pot products coming to Toronto

'Nuit Verte': Farmer's market for pot products coming to Toronto

Campbell is part of a “movement” called Green Market that has been holding Sunday cannabis markets all summer. Next week’s event is their first night market.

“While it is illegal, we’re waiting for the laws to catch up with public sentiment and the public wants to try edibles and is ready for them,” Campbell said, noting
marijuana farmer’s markets are already happening across California.