Find yourself among movers and shakers in the US legal cannabis industry, and it’s unlikely you’ll be overwhelmed by the amount of women in your company. That is just a cold hard fact of the matter, but as a matter of fact, things are changing.
And as long as women make their way into positions of power – either within the industry and the companies populating it, or power from the political side of things – the industry will continue to evolve around that sea change. As far as The Canna Mom Show host and Joyce Gerber is concerned, that’s a change requiring agents of change to happen.
Which brought her to Canna Provisions CEO Meg Sanders.
The July 8 episode of The Canna Mom Podcast: Meg Sanders Healing Our World Through Canna Conversations, Joyce and Meg discuss the importance of customer loyalty, women in weed, politics and cannabis, and why she wants to one day be a source of crucial startup funding for aspiring women entrepreneurs and operators in the cannabis space.
On Meg’s rise as a trailblazer for independent women in weed
“There’s not a lot of people like me [in cannabis] that have the particular experience that I do [with operations, finance, and politics] especially for the length of time I have. So all these states that have [legalized], there’s not a lot of talent to fill those states so there are a lot of ‘green’ people in leadership roles…and I found a massive demand for consulting [which led] to working in California, Nevada, Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida, and then Massachusetts.”
On falling in love with Massachusetts, The Berkshires, and Lee
“When I first drove the Mass Pike and hit that portion under the overpass with the sign announcing you are arriving into the Berkshires, and started into the valley, I immediately felt like I was home. It was such a refreshing area, with beautiful rivers, mountains, skiing…just an amazing chance to feel comfortable where I lived in a town that was great to us as cannabis operators. It was the a perfect storm of acceptability and opportunity for a Canna Provisions location 300 yards off the MA pike.”
On Holyoke on the rise and the Amsterdam of the East
“Holyoke is one of our other favorite towns in Massachusetts, and the goal of former Mayor and current government – which is to make Holyoke the Amsterdam of the Northeast (or even country for that matter) is a great goal. They want every aspect of cannabis there, not just grows and manufacturing and stores, but tourism and cannabis cafes and cannabis massage and cannabis yoga. Holyoke was once the wealthiest towns in the US per capita, and we hope to be the spark to be the thing that brings Holyoke back to its glory.”
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Please Consume Responsibly. This product may cause impairment and may be habit forming. For use only by adults 21 years of age or older. Keep out of the reach of children.
This product has not been analyzed or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is limited information on the side effects of using this product, and there may be associated health risks. Marijuana used during pregnancy and breast-feeding may pose potential harms. It is against the law to drive or operate machinery when under the influence of this product. KEEP THIS PRODUCT AWAY FROM CHILDREN. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgement. The effects of Edibles may be delayed by two hours or more. In case of accidental ingestion, contact poison control hotline 1-800-222-1222 or 9-1-1. This product may be illegal outside of MA.