You may recall the waves that the newly released documentary, MARY JANES: THE WOMEN OF WEED, has made in the area of cannabis reform and normalization while also empowering women in the cannabis industry. The film highlights how women are changing the face of today’s fast growing cannabis industry and it’s a great way to create dialogue at all times, but brings up some particularly timely topics as we gear up for Women’s History Month.
In MARY JANES: THE WOMEN OF WEED, filmmaker Windy Borman explores the movement to end marijuana prohibition, her own relationship to the plant, and the stereotypes surrounding it. Through a series of empowering and educational interviews with a broad diversity of women leading the industry today, Windy’s own assumptions are transformed as she discovers cannabis liberation intersects with the most urgent social justice issues of our time.
The film features interviews with 40 women in cannabis**.** It garnered “Best Documentary” and “Visionary” awards on the festival circuit and has been featured in Forbes, Variety, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Huff Post, NBC and ABC. Despite recent censoring by Facebook, Borman and her team are trudging forward with their message.
Borman said, "The past, present and future of cannabis is female. “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed” is a great way to celebrate Women’s History Month and discuss how we can make the cannabis industry—and our communities at large—more equitable and just."
“Mary Janes” is now available for Educational and Library purchases. This means a school, university, library or non-profit organization can purchase the film to use it as a resource and host free educational screenings. You can host a Screening in your town (details here) or encourage your local school, library or non-profit to purchase “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed” and host an Educational screening.
Additionally, Borman and her team announced a #Puffragette photo contest to win a Free Educational Screening (details on their blog) as they gear up for March for Women’s History Month! To be officially entered into the contest, you must enter your contact details into the Google form by 5pm PST / 8pm EST on Monday, February 11th.
How To Enter:
- Gather your fellow Puffragettes and take a photo doing your best “Rosie the Riveter” pose. (Bandanas are optional).
- Post the picture to Instagram. You must tag in @maryjanesfilm, and include the #Puffragette hashtag in the description telling us why your community would benefit from a Free Screening.
- Complete the Google Form with your contact details by 5pm PST / 8pm EST on Monday, February 11th. (We’ll send you the link via Instagram after you complete Steps 1-2).
- Watch the Live Drawing on Instagram at 11am PST / 2pm EST on Thursday, February 14th.
- One Grand Prize Winner will receive a Free Educational Screening from Tugg in March 2019, plus free Puffragette temporary tattoos from the “Mary Janes” film team for your audience.
- Five Runners Up will receive a 50% discount off a March 2019 Educational Screening.