• Daily Marijuana Observer Facebook
  • Daily Marijuana Observer Twitter
  • Daily Marijuana Observer StockTwits
  • Daily Marijuana Observer SA
  • Daily Marijuana Observer Instagram
  • Daily Marijuana Observer Youtube
  • Pinterest Social Icon
  • Daily Marijuana Observer Talk Market

“Mary Janes: The Women of Weed” Selected by the Mill Valley Film Festival

September 8, 2017


Women are changing the face of today’s fastest growing industry - cannabis. According to a 2015 Marijuana Business Daily study, women hold 36% of leadership positions across the marijuana industry and Newsweek predicts that marijuana could be the first billion-dollar industry not dominated by men. If it's any indicator, look at how Women Grow became the strongest cannabis industry group in just a few years.



A new feature documentary, “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed” has just been selected by the Mill Valley Film Festival for presentation during the Cannabis Focus Day at their 40th annual event, held from October 1st - 15th. The film is directed and produced by multi-award-winning cinematographer Windy Borman and is supported by Willie’s Reserve, Willie Nelson’s cannabis brand, among others.


The film began production in February 2016, and over the course of the year, Borman and her team interviewed 40 female ganjapreneurs, across 10 states, including California and Massachusetts, where voters legalized the recreational possession and consumption of marijuana in the 2016 Elections. One of the most well known cannabis entrepreneurs that was interviewed for the film was Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge



Through a series of empowering and educational interviews with a broad diversity of women leading the industry today, Borman’s own assumptions are transformed as she discovers cannabis liberation intersects with the most urgent social justice issues of our time. She learns how this green revolution has big effects on environmental sustainability, ending the War on Drugs and the Prison-Industrial Complex, and the destructive domination of Big Pharma.


For those not familiar with Windy Borman's work, her recent projects include directing and producing the 10-time award-winning film, “The Eyes of Thailand”, and producing “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia”, which premiered at Sundance and on HBO. If you couldn't get enough of the official trailer above, check out the 5+ minute extended trailer below!



Be sure to subscribe to one or more of our free e-mail newsletters so you never miss an important marijuana update. Also, don't forget to connect with The Daily Marijuana Observer on social media via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.



Please reload

Please reload

Please reload


© Copyright 2016-2020 Smoke Show Ventures, Inc.

RSS Feed

Disclaimer: Except for the historical information and data presented herein, matters discussed in articles on this website contain forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any future performance or achievements expressed or implied by such coverage. Smoke Show Ventures, Inc., which owns The Daily Marijuana Observer, is not registered with any financial or securities regulatory authority, and does not provide nor claims to provide investment advice or recommendations to readers of this release. Smoke Show Ventures, Inc., which owns The Daily Marijuana Observer, may from time to time have a position in the securities mentioned herein and will increase or decrease such positions without notice. Before making specific investment decisions, readers should seek their own professional advice and that of their own professional financial adviser. Smoke Show Ventures, Inc. or its affiliates, which owns The Daily Marijuana Observer, may be compensated for its services in the form of cash-based and/or equity- based compensation in the companies it writes about, or a combination of the two. For full disclosure please visit: https://www.dailymarijuanaobserver.com/legal-disclaimer/.