Women Grow Summit 2017: Looking Back and Looking Forward

 In Mary Jane Blog, Notes from the Director

Director Windy Borman on set with Dr. Daniela Vergara (Feb 2016).

One year ago, we filmed our first interview for MARY JANES: THE WOMEN OF WEED at the 2016 Women Grow Leadership Summit in Denver, CO.
Today, we’re editing the feature-length documentary and hope to announce its film festival premiere soon.

Windy Borman, Melissa Etheridge, and Cinematographer Kimman Harmon (Dec 2016).

In the past 12 months we:
  • Interviewed over 40 “women of weed”.
  • Traveled to 8 states that have either medical and/or adult use of marijuana.
  • Filmed at a hemp field, pot farm, dispensaries, bakeries, laboratories, a doctor’s office, and countless offices and conference rooms.
  • Recorded 100+ hours of footage from cannabis entrepreneurs, activists and thought-leaders.
  • Received celebrity support from Melissa Etheridge, Willie Nelson and Susan Sarandon.
  • Pitched MARY JANES to the cannabis investor members of The Arcview Group in Los Angeles.
  • Called our Senators and Representatives multiple times to ensure the progress we’ve made toward gender parity, social justice, environmental sustainability and cannabis legalizations aren’t undone. #StopSessions #StartMakingSense
It’s been quite a year, and as we saw on Election Night 2016, the #Puffragette Movement is needed now more than ever.
We look forward to announcing the World Premiere of MARY JANES: THE WOMEN OF WEED soon!
If you’d like to support our work to bring the film over the finish line, you can make a tax-deductible donation HERE. Thank you!

Windy pitches MARY JANES at Arcview LA (Jan 2017). Photo credit: Diane Czarkowski.