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Directed by Windy Borman

Oregon 2018 85 mins.

As legalization spreads, cannabis is one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation. It is also an industry led by women, who hold 36% of leadership positions—against a national average of 23%. This means marijuana has the highest gender parity of any industry in the United States. Director Windy Borman takes a look at some of the women leading the charge, lovingly called “puffragettes,” and the effects this revolution has on environmental stability, ending the War on Drugs, and the prison-industrial complex—as well as the destructive domination of Big Pharma. Attendees include Leah Maurer, founder of Moms for YES and co-owner of the Weed Blog; Sara Batterby, CEO and founder of the Equity Capital Collective and founder of HiFi Farms; Madeline Martinez, Executive Director of Oregon NORML; Trista Okel, founder and CEO of Empower BodyCare; and director Windy Borman. Come early for a reception prior to the screening in the sculpture garden at the Portland Art Museum. 

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.