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Renee Gagnon is a trailblazer of the Canadian cannabis industry and tour de force in her own right.

When weed was still a ‘dirty word,’ Gagnon was operating the 5th federally sanctioned medical marijuana company in the world, Thunderbird Biomedical Inc.

As an established leader in the LP (licensed producer) world, and dedicated Women Grow ally, the latest Renee Gagnon entrepreneurial venture, namely HollyWeed North Cannabis Inc, helps women and minority entrepreneurs secure and enhance their products before going to market.

A fierce proponent of building equity into the very framework of this blooming green industry, her passion and purpose stem from her experience coming out as trans when she was 48. She is the first transgender and female CEO of a Federally Licensed Cannabis Pubco with a mission to help make the cannabis sphere not only tremendously profitable but intrinsically just.

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Mara Munro

Mara is a writer, editor and yoga teacher working in the social good, cannabis, and wellness spheres. Her work focuses on women in business and politics, health & wellness, cannabis culture, indigenous and environmental rights, and the ancient healing arts. Mara earned her degree in English and Anthropology from McGill University, and is the Founder of Spiritual Archaeology: yoga and shamanic rituals for personal, communal and environmental healing.

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  1. Joelle Circé September 26, 2018

    I’m also a woman of Trans origin, and an outdoor terroir cultivatrice. I’m usually very low key and of course small potatoes, producing simply for my partner and I and a few friends.

    1. Leslie Andrachuk October 3, 2018

      How wonderful, welcome to the Alpha Woman community! This is a great story, I’m sure your terroir brings much pleasure to your partner and friends. Thank you for commenting!


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