The filmmaker moved to Colorado, the first state to legalize recreational cannabis, in 2014. Her interest in the industry didn’t lie in the effects of the plant itself, but its potential to create an industry free from some the sins of its predecessors in business and tech.
“Living here, you can’t ignore all the incredible stories you hear about women having success in the industry,” Borman said.
Her forthcoming documentary, “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed,” explores the potential for gender parity, social justice and environmental sustainability in an emerging field that, until recently, was primarily a movement.
“Even if I wasn’t a cannabis user, I could try to highlight these stories of people having success in the industry and making the world a better place at the same time,” she said.
Read the full interview with Amanda Duberman here.