Cannabis is becoming a bigger and bigger part of everyday life. The stigma associated with weed is slowly going away as a new ‘industry’ is being born in front of our eyes.

A brand new industry that legal cannabis is, means that the opportunity is open to anyone, regardless of age or gender.

What many people don’t know about the budding cannabis industry is that 6% more women hold leadership roles in legal cannabis business than in traditional business in the US.

Yes, that’s right. The huge repertoire of products that are being created in the legal cannabis field is influenced by women decision makers more than other marketplaces.

It is not an easy industry though. Successful entrepreneurs in the legal cannabis space have to navigate the ever-changing legal restrictions and overcome major challenges, like not being able to have a bank account type of challenges.

Let’s take a look at 20 courageous women who are taking the lead and influence how the legal cannabis market is taking shape in the US and beyond.

20 Most Influential Women in Cannabis