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Oregon’s first cannabis accelerator is open—and it’s focused on promoting women in weed

Some cannabis accelerators have shied away from working with businesses that have direct contact with weed, fearing federal crackdowns on legal markets. The Initiative will welcome them… wants to focus on making sure women CEOs keep a stake in cannabis—a disproportionately white and male industry.

“This is absolutely businesses that are touching the plant,” Margolis says. “The driving force was, I found this industry to be highly self-congratulatory about the positioning of women,” Margolis says. “I saw fewer and fewer women in leadership positions. If somebody didn’t do something, we really were going to become a cautionary tale.”

Original Article (Willamette Week):
Oregon’s first cannabis accelerator is open—and it’s focused on promoting women in weed
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