The pioneers shaping Colorado’s $1.5 billion cannabis industry are ready for their closeup.

Nearly half of the 33 entrepreneurs featured in new documentary, “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed”, are from the Centennial State. The film directed and produced by filmmaker Windy Borman made it’s Colorado premier Saturday night at the sold out Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton.

Among the cannabis power players in attendance were Karin Lazarus, founder of Sweet Mary Jane Bakery; Wanda James, founder and CEO of Simply Pure; and Dr. Daniela Vergar, founder of Agricultural Genomics Research Institute. The trio joined Borman for a post-film Q&A during which the director told told the audience that she was inspired to pursue the film by statistics showing that the nascent cannabis industry boasts the best gender parity of any industry in the country.

Read the full article by Becca Blond here.