Did you ever watch Weeds and wish Nancy Botwin was your mom?
Some moms use pot to find relief and “bliss out,” after a long day of mom-ing but there are others that turn their love and curiosity for the plant into something much more—a career. Roughly one in three executives of cannabis businesses are female; that’s a better ratio than most other industries. Many of those women are moms who, like Nancy Botwin, are trying to navigate some murky and controversial waters while keeping the family happy and healthy. So, for Mother’s Day, here are our picks for two awesome moms in the weed game.
Cheryl Shuman entered the world of marijuana in a desperate attempt to treat ovarian, colon and bladder cancer. Seven years later, she and her daughter Aimee are the poster girls for marijuana legalization and the head honchos of the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club. Now in remission, Shuman works with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem to grow proprietary medical strains. Aside from that, the mother-daughter duo has developed infused brownies, shampoo, and golf shirts.
Known as the “Martha Stewart of Marijuana,” Cheryl brings decades of experience working with media, celebrities, marketing and health care in Beverly Hills. She has been very successful in transforming her non-profit career into a thriving profitable media enterprise. www.CherylShuman.com
Jane West started serving suburban moms like herself with cannabis parties complete with canapes, cocktails and chef cooking at art galleries and chic bakeries. Think “Cannabis Moms Club” in Denver. Some say she helped turn America’s experiment with weed from “dude soup” (her term) into something with polish and refinement.
Her newest pot venture is a self-titled lifestyle brand, offering exclusive collaborations, the very best cannabis products, travel notes, cannabis education, wellness tips and more. Check out her female-friendly line of products > https://www.janewest.com/
Alana seeks to see cannabis from the perspective of politicians, advocates, entrepreneurs, and consumers. She got her start with a byline in the arts and culture section and crossed over into cannabis after using it medicinally. Current projects include investigations into cannabis and wellness; entrepreneurs of the Green Rush; cannabis for athletes; and the evolution of cannabis laws and culture in Canada.