Last week, our Chief Creative Jennifer Culpepper attended the Women Grow Leadership Summit in Denver, Colorado. Once a year, cannabis industry women (and men) gather in Denver to network, share insight and inspire one another. Over the course of three days, Jenn attended inspirational lightning talks, social events and educational panels. It was a motivational and inspiring summit, surrounded by so many incredible women that are passionate about their cannabis careers.
On Friday, February 3rd, Jenn led a discussion on the "Parenting in the Cannabis Industry" panel as a follow up to the CBS This Morning interview that aired a few weeks ago. Along with fellow cannabis entrepreneurs Leah Heise (CEO Women Grow), Carrie Kirk (Cannaline) and Chanda Macias (Owner of National Holistic Healing Center), Jenn shared her own experience "coming out" as a cannabis industry professional to family, friends and her whole Facebook world. Each member of the panel shared their stories and unique challenges they face as parents in this industry. In this lively exchange, attendees also discussed how they talked to their children about marijuana. There was discussion about adult-use and how that was addressed with children. Some moms (from states where adult-use is legal) felt it best to model responsible consumption, while others felt more comfortable hiding it from their children. There was general consensus around talking honestly to kids, while keeping it age-appropriate.
Based on the response to the panel, it was clear that parents are looking for a community in which they can share stories, advice and ask questions to other parents in a judgment-free zone. Be on the lookout for a closed group you can join coming soon!