“It seems fitting that a plant called Mary Jane could smash the patriarchy.  After all, only the female marijuana flowers produce cannabinoids like the potent THC chemical that gets users buzzed.  Pot farmers strive to keep all their crops female through flowering female clones of one plant, called the Mother.  And women are moving into the pot business so quickly that they could make it the first billion-dollar industry that isn’t dominated by men.’

“Despite it’s illegal federal status, the marijuana business is one of the nation’s newest and fastest-growing industries. Regulated weed (medical and recreational) made $2.7 billion in revenue in 2014 alone, up from $1.5 billion in 2013 (medical only, the first recreational shops weren’t open in Washington and Colorado until January 2014).  By 2019, the pot sold in all states and districts with legalization is projected to reach nearly $11 billion yearly, according to estimates by ArcView Market Research, an Oakland, California-based pot-focused investor network and market research company.”

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