Canvas is Toronto’s First Female-Led Pot Shop — a Rarity in the Male-dominated Cannabis Industry | Cannabis Culture


Mary Jane has long been a man’s game.

That the common slang term for cannabis — associated with the Spanish-based marijuana — should be feminine belies the reality that the pot world is made up of a large majority of males on both the business and consumer sides.

“More often than not, I’m the only female in the room or at a table,” says Alanna Sokic, a cannabis industry expert with the Toronto consulting firm Global Public Affairs.

“That has sort of just become the norm for me … it’s hard for me to know anything different,” says Sokic, referring to the many pot industry meetings and events she attends.

– Read the entire article at The Star.