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  • Writer's pictureWrick Papa

Women in cannabis: exploring gender, race and equity in the industry

March 8, 2023 from Cannabis Health

This International Women’s Day we explore the current state of diversity in cannabis, why female consumers are a golden business opportunity, and how Europe’s budding industry can address issues of gender and racial disparity from the start.

Gender equity and equality is ultimately about power: who has it, who controls it, and who is willing to share and shift it. Despite a record number of women in leadership roles in 2022, less than one-third (32%) of executive positions globally are held by women, only 27 (out of 195) countries have women as heads of state, and in STEM careers, women earn tens of thousands of dollars less than their male counterparts. If you’re a woman of colour and/or part of the LGBTQI+ community, the numbers dip far lower.

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