Sarah Silverman is an actress, comedian, writer, cannabis enthusiast, and now a recent advocate for gender parity in the weed industry.
At a comedy fundraiser held on Monday, Silverman was trying to raise awareness over a matter that is far from humorous — the lack of female representation in the cannabis industry.
Hosted by Silverman, the event was organized by The Initiative — an organization promoting gender equality in the cannabis sector — held at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles. All proceeds from the event will go towards funding The Initiative’s projects on promoting gender equality and social justice in the cannabis business.
While they shouldn’t, white males seem to dominate the weed business. A recent report by Marijuana Business Daily indicates that only 36.8% of executives in the US cannabis industry are women. Further north, the situation is even worse. In Canada, there were only 8 female cannabis CEOs last year.
Is a change likely to happen soon? Probably not. But with initiatives such as this one, there is hope that the industry could be shifting towards greater gender inclusion in the near future. Even if it moves at a snail’s pace, at least it’s going somewhere (forward).
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