Women Grow Kootenay

By Contributor
February 23rd, 2016

Women Grow: Kootenay Region Chapter held its inaugural event in Nelson on January 7th of this year– an event that brought in an all-encompassing crowd: women, men, younger folk, older folk, locals and non-locals, activists, advocates, educators, entrepreneurs, and those simply open to learning all made up the successful event of over 80 attendees on the wintery Thursday evening in the small British Columbia city. The enthusiastic crowd made the initial event more of a success than ever imagined, depicting the strong interest of the public as hemp and cannabis edge towards national legalization in Canada.

Women Grow is an entity that 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. Founded in 2014 in Denver, Colorado, Women Grow is a for-profit entity that 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. Chapter events are held the first Thursday of every month in different cities throughout the region, with the hope of encouraging and promoting small business people, creating a safe space to share information on cannabis and strengthening the local economy throughout the region.

Due to being a leader in the British Columbia interior with regards to industry and employment, in addition to its climate, locale, and abundant viable agricultural geography, the Kootenay’s have incredible potential to be a leader as we move toward in this new, legal, proposed billion-dollar industry. Women Grow has decided to bring the networking and education opportunities to Cranbrook, BC. 

Women Grow Kootenay Region is thrilled to be hosting its second event in Cranbrook on Thursday, March 3rd, 6:00 P.M. at the prestigious St. Eugene Mission Golf Resort. This will be an educational evening featuring presentations by distinguished individuals in the hemp and cannabis industry, along with opportunities to speak with industry professionals, form connections with other industry participators and create mission and purpose fuelled business’. 

As scientific research is increasingly conducted, examples of what cannabis and hemp are capable of become more well-known (construction, food, fuel, plastic, medicine), and lives are improved and saved through therapeutic use of these medicines, old ideas attached to these plants are beginning to fall by the wayside. Don’t take our word for it; look into things yourself, consider your findings, and make an informed stance from there. We invite everyone to come to the Women Grow: Kootenay Region Chapter event in Cranbrook, as we create a brand new industry fuelled by compassionate professional Canadians. 

Tickets for the event can be purchased at the door or on eventbrite.ca. Please contact kootenay@womengrow.com with any questions you might have.

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