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Dallas chapter of Women Grow to host female-oriented marijuana event

Women Grow, a national professional network supporting female leaders and entrepreneurs in the emerging marijuana industry, will be launching a Dallas chapter later this month.

Billing itself as a national professional network supporting female leaders and entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry, the for-profit group, which initially launched in 2014 out of Denver, produces professional networking events, local social events, regional education symposiums and national speaking circuits where aspiring professionals can connect with current cannabis business leaders.

That group has now set its eyes on north Texas.

They will feature two speakers, including Barbara Humphries and Christy Zartler.

Humphries is a widely known activist, primarily involved with the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (DFW NORML) as the group’s patient outreach coordinator. She will speak about the impact cancer has had on her life and the role cannabis has played.

Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018
Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018

Zartler is the deputy director of Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism (MAMMA) and a registered nurse. She has a daughter who has autism.

“We are honored to have Ms. Humphries and Ms. Zartler, two distinguished and informed advocates of medical cannabis for patient care speak at our second Women Grow Dallas Signature event,” says Dallas Chapter Chair Drayah Sallis. Ms. Sallis adds, “As the cannabis industry evolves in Texas, patient advocacy should never be shortchanged. Speaking out for the use of medicinal cannabis to her our family and friends who suffer daily, should not make you run in the closet and hide. The patients look like you and me.”

The group invites women and men in the cannabis industry are invited to connect with colleagues and explore professional opportunities.

The event will take place on Thursday, September 10 at Playnow Studios and will offer opportunities for brief personal introductions, open networking, and a speaking program. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 onsite.

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Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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