An industry group that supports female marijuana growers is launching an Ohio branch as the state prepares to grant the first licenses for medical marijuana cultivators and dispensaries.
“Women Grow,” a for-profit based in Denver, is holding a ticketed launch event today at 6 p.m. in Columbus.
The company says its goal is to educate and empower women in the cannabis industry with networking events and conferences “building a diverse, fair cannabis industry.” It has 35 chapters in the U.S. and Canada with more planned to start this year.
The Women Grow Ohio branch is not related to another group also called “Women Grow Ohio” that is a volunteer-based organization supporting women in Ohio agriculture.
The state of Ohio is preparing to grant the first 24 licenses to grow medical marijuana starting Fall 2018. There have been 185 applicants for the licenses.