March is Women's History Month. Check out some of our favorite female-owned brands you can find at March and Ash.
There are many faces, familiar and new, that are leading the way in the cannabis industry with innovative products that cater to many niches. Since March is Women’s History Month, we’d like to highlight a few of our favorite female-owned brands that are excellent examples of the strength female entrepreneurs bring to the industry.
Olivia Alexander was one of the largest digital influencers in cannabis with over 2.5 million followers. Kush Queen Cannabis was born out of an online community celebrating women who love cannabis. After gaining years of experience, Alexander sought out to create her own CBD wellness brand and products because she did not see herself being represented in cannabis culture. Alexander explains, “I approach cannabis from a wellness perspective, and wanted to create products that would make cannabis more accessible and harness the true power of the plant.”
Kikoko’s femme founders, Amanda and Jennifer, are both entreprenuers and philanthropists. Together they founded Cynthia’s Sisters, a non-profit that raises money to put girls through law school in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This dynamic duo is all about making an impact through their work, supporting gender equality and equal pay.
The mission for the creators of Quim is to create products that deepen the connection you have with your own body, and empower you to care for it in a way that makes sense for you. Based in San Francisco, Quim’s founders Cyo Nystrom and Rachel Washtien aim to de-stigmatize conversations about sexual health and cannabis.
Kiva, a brand that has quickly become one of the most recognizable in the cannabis industry, is co-founded by Kristi Knoblich-Palmer. Knoblich-Palmer has helped the brand to perfect micro-dosing methods by producing safe, consistent and delicious edibles for all to enjoy. Check out all brand offerings under the Kiva name such as Camino, Petra and Terra.
Proof was founded by a small group of scientists and entrepreneurs with a simple goal: to make cannabis products they’d be proud to put out in the world. Working with local farmers, they seek to create affordable, high quality products for those who rely on them. Proof strives to include those who are often underrepresented in the industry and to serve a diverse client-base including people of color, women, trans and queer folk.