Weed Warriors: Meet Six Women Shaping the Cannabis Industry

From creating edibles to crafting policy, these women are influencing the way marijuana industry is rolling out in America

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Ariel Clark

"I've been around cannabis my entire life," says Ariel Clark, whose law firm, Clark Neubert LLP, represents some of California's largest growers, distributors and dispensaries. "As an attorney, I've seen it all – from heavy federal enforcement to a murky set of state laws to, now, building for-profit businesses in a more traditional corporate market." As the state rolls out legalized recreational pot, she's also leading a push for more equitable enforcement guidelines. "There's a history of criminalization of black and brown people around marijuana," she says. "We have the opportunity to influence what this industry looks like."

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