8 Influential Women Leading the Cannabis Industry in 2017

As with 2016’s list of powerful ladies, in honor of Women’s History Month, we wanted to take a look at some of the most influential and inspiring women who are leading the cannabis industry into the future. From lawmakers to lawyers to entrepreneurs, every woman here has made an impact and helped pave the way for a brighter future of cannabis.

Diane Goldstein


Diane Goldstein spent 21 years working as the first female lieutenant for the Redondo Beach Police Department in Southern California. She spent much of her career focused on hostage negotiations, but made numerous drug arrests that helped shape her perspective on the war on drugs. Ms. Goldstein also felt the personal impact of the drug war after a family member was arrested. This irrevocably altered her views and led her to oppose the prohibition of drugs, particularly

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