WomenGrow’s monthly networking events are the perfect way to get your first steps in the cannabis industry, whether in LA at The Abbey West Hollywood, or in any of the other 30+ cities holding events. From informative and inspirational speakers, to friendly members who are in the cannabis business, you can get questions answered, and receive useful advice and direction.

In this month's event, we heard regulation information and tips from Pamela Epstein and Stefan Borst-Censullo of HLG Hoban Law Group.

The guest speaker - Diane Goldstein, a 21-year veteran of law enforcement who served as the first female lieutenant for the Redondo Beach Police Department - offered valuable insight and advice from a law enforcement perspective, who in her own words, had to enforce rules that made no sense. It highlighted the importance of ending the War on Drugs, and the effects that prop 64 will have in winning that war.

We also heard a personal story from Yvonne Delarosa, about her mom winning the fight against cancer using cannabis over 10 years ago, back when dispensaries had a very different feel to them, not providing a safe and inviting experince to patients. This inspired the idea of creating a dispensary with a different, and more welcoming patient-centered approach, which became the 99 High Tide collective in Malibu.

Not sure if the cannabis industry is for you? Attend the next Women Grow meeting and find out!