ARCATA – Local women in cannabis came together Sunday to celebrate their achievements and learn from each other for first ‘Celebrate Women of Cannabis Conference’ in the Arcata Community Center.
Attendees came out to hear from expert educational cannabis speakers and learn about local up-and-coming cannabis businesses.
Business owners, doctors, and legal consultants spoke on matters such as cannabis as a medicine and economic benefits of lawfully cultivated cannabis.
Participating businesses passed out non-infused samples, and the organizers were excited to share the role women right here in Humboldt are playing in the future of cannabis.
“I feel like this is just the beginning of something really great today and we couldn’t be happier with the turn out,” said co-organizer, Naomi Atkinson.
“I think in terms of entrepreneurs that are here, there’s a lot of information for them. It’s important for all of these women to be able to meet each other and network,” said co-organizer, Katie Jones.
“I would really hope to see women in this industry stand a little stronger, stand a little more in the light, and stand next to those men who we love and need just as much as they need and love us and stand together, united and empowered,” added Atkinson.