Women Grow, the national organization established to champion the cannabis industry’s entrepreneurial women, announces the formation of its newest chapter, which is scheduled to launch in Los Angeles on October 23, 2017. Women (and men) in the cannabis industry are invited to connect with colleagues, explore professional opportunities, and learn from speakers at the chapter’s monthly Women Grow events.
Since its inception in July of 2014, Women Grow has seen enthusiastic response and rapid growth, demonstrating a distinct demand for organizations designed to support women in the cannabis industry. The organization launched its first chapter in Denver in August 2014 with more than 70 attendees, and has since expanded to more than a dozen chapters nationwide. While Women Grow is women-focused, it also welcomes business savvy men who understand that involving women in their organizations and partnering with women-owned businesses is good for the bottom line.
The new Los Angeles Chapter’s inaugural networking event will include introductory presentations by the local market leaders and feature medical cannabis experts Dr. Allan Frankel (MD) and Dr. Jeffrey Raber, (PhD) as the first in an ongoing series of headline speakers.
The Women Grow Los Angeles Chapter Kick-Off Event will take place from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. on Monday., Oct. 23 at Absolute Herbal located at 824 E. 17th Street in Los Angeles, CA 90021. The event will offer opportunities for brief personal introductions, open networking, and a speaking program. Tickets are $25 in advance or $40 week at the door, cash only.
To purchase tickets or learn more about the event, visit the Women Grow Los Angeles Chapter event page. After the initial event on October 23, 2017, the future chapter events will be held on the first Monday of each month, with the next taking place on November 6th.
The Featured Speakers
Dr. Allan Frankel is one of the world’s leading authorities on dosed cannabis medicine with more than 37 years as a Board-certified Internal Medicine physician. In addition to his clinical practice, GreenBridge Medical Services, which he founded in 2007, he is the founder of GreenlifeDocs and developer of innovative medical software programs used by UCLA Bowyer Cancer Center and Kaiser Permanente Health System. Dr. Frankel graduated second in his class from the UCLA School of Medicine where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society. Selected by his peers as one of the Top Internists in Los Angeles, Dr. Frankel was also a Clinical Professor for eighteen years for the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine. Dr. Frankel has been a featured speaker at numerous esteemed medical institutions and events, presented multiple CME accredited Grand Round Lectures and panel discussions on the topics of research, efficacy and therapeutic utility of medical sponsored by the California Medical Association and the Los Angeles County Medical Association.
Dr. Jeffrey C. Raber is an accomplished scientist, patented inventor and seasoned executive currently serving as Executive Director of the ACCL. Having recognized a tremendous need for quality control and assurance in California’s medical cannabis arena, Dr. Raber formulated a concept for an analytical testing laboratory and established The Werc Shop to improve fundamental knowledge of the cannabis-derived medicine. Like Dr. Frankel, Dr. Raber was also an early mover in the internet service provider market while working towards his B.S. in Biochemistry from Lebanon Valley College. His undergraduate studies focused on plant phylogenetics of the RuBisCO enzyme. He later received a Ph.D. in Chemistry with a focus on developing new synthetic organic methodologies and was named to the USA Today 1997 All-USA College Academic Team for his research and awarded the Harold and Lillian Moulton Fellowship. Among his scientific innovations, Dr. Raber created new molecular scaffolds for investigating new pharmaceuticals and developed a novel chemical reactor technology.
About Women Grow
Women Grow is a national network educating, empowering and connecting women in the cannabis industry through monthly networking events and national conferences that shine a spotlight on aspiring and established women leaders in the cannabis industry. The organization welcomes women entrepreneurs at all stages of business development from within the many sectors of the industry including cultivation, sales, advocacy, investment and ancillary businesses such as legal advocacy and representation, medicine, and marketing. Women Grow currently has more than 30 chapters from coast to coast, with additional chapters slated to launch this year. Current chapter locations include Anchorage, AK; Albuquerque, NM; Asheville, NC; the Bay Area, CA; Boston, MA; Boulder, CO; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Humboldt/Arcata, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Las Vegas, NV; New York, NY; Phoenix, AZ; and Seattle, WA. Visit WomenGrow.com to learn more, locate or apply to start a chapter, and tap into the organization’s knowledge base and speaker’s bureau.
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