DECEMBER 31, 2014

Cannabis industry women leaders launch Women Grow Phoenix Chapter

Thursday, January 8 meeting to feature legislative reform advocate: Kathy Inman
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PHOENIX – Women Grow, a national organization seeking to strengthen women’s roles in the nascent cannabis industry, has launched a local chapter in Phoenix, Arizona.

The public is invited to attend the Women Grow Chapter networking meeting, featuring Kathy Inman, cannabis education and legislative reform advocate, Thursday, January 8, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Clarendon Hotel, 401 W. Clarendon Avenue in downtown Phoenix.

The chapter’s kick-off meeting, held in early December, attracted the state’s leading cannabis dispensary owners, advocates, consultants, lawyers, MMJ physicians, and media. Guest speakers included Ryan Hurley of Rose Law Group and Yuri Downing of Bloom Dispensaries.

Monthly meetings will take place on the first Thursday of each month, and attendees are encouraged to RSVP in advance.  Admission to each meeting is $30. Early bird discounts are available. For information, visit

“I am incredibly pleased and honored to welcome Kathy Inman to our Phoenix Chapter Networking meeting,” said Phoenix Chapter Chair, Dawn Bauer.  “As a leading voice in cannabis education and reform; I’m certain Kathy will be pleased to find an eager audience of women and men who will support her message and educational efforts when she addresses our group next month.”

Women Grow started in Denver, Colorado in August, 2014. Attendance at the ever-growing group has been doubling in size each month. The organization has seen new chapters forming coast-to-coast since the group’s inception. The Phoenix chapter kickoff meeting saw more than 70 attendees.

While the organization is women-focused, it also opens it doors to business savvy men who understand that involving women in their organizations and partnering with women-owned businesses is important for the growth of this, and every, industry.

Women Grow was created to connect, educate, inspire and empower the next generation of cannabis industry leaders by creating programs, community and events for aspiring and current business executives. The organization serves as a catalyst for women to influence and succeed in the cannabis industry as the end of marijuana prohibition occurs on a national scale.