Ontario Cannabis Store
Women-Owned Retailers on the Importance of an Inclusive Cannabis Culture
Women who own authorized cannabis retail stores share their unique approach to business and what it’s like to seek gender parity in an emerging industry.
From investors to store founders, the cannabis industry has long been a male-dominated space. This month, we’re highlighting eight women who own licensed stores and offer fresh perspectives on Ontario’s cannabis industry and the promise of a more diverse future.
Jennawae McLean, CEO and Co-Founder
Calyx + Trichomes
Jennawae McLean is a long-time cannabis activist who’s strived for gender and racial equity since entering the licensed retail space. Having advocated for legalization, she now serves on the board of NORML Canada, an organization that focuses on cannabis policy reform and public outreach.