Like most industries, the cannabis community can sometimes feel dominated by men. But let’s reminisce on the wonderful contributions women have made to the world of weed and the fabulous women paving the way for cannabis today.

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Hatshepsut, a powerful female Pharoah of ancient Egypt, used hemp products to lessen menstrual pain. And there is evidence that women during this time used hemp during childbirth to alleviate the immense pain.

Skipping forward a whole lot, women also used cannabis during the Victorian Era. The very proper Queen Victoria supposedly indulged in some cannabis to relieve menstrual cramps. You may be noticing a pattern having to do with periods here, but there is a high suspicion menstrual cramps were only one benefit these women enjoyed when consuming hemp. 

For those of us that watched cannabis slowly become legal and witnessed the culture shift from a negative stigma to an accepted plant, we owe a lot to American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead

This woman said what no one would do during the War on Drugs: weed is no worse than the alcohol and cigarettes all adults indulge in. She attacked the hypocrisy of the War on Drugs and paved the way for cannabis to be as widely accepted in America as it is today. 

Women in history were commonly seen or labeled as healers. And what is more healing than a well-rolled joint?

These women toked so that us lady-stoners of the 21st century could have a place in the cannabis industry, and we certainly do!

Women-Owned California Cannabis Companies

To celebrate Women’s History Month, check out these stellar cannabis companies owned by women in California. 

Yummi Karma

Yummi Karma is run and owned by the fabulous Krystal and Chelsea Kitahara. The two sisters set out to create a powerful cannabis brand that empowers women and offers high-quality tinctures and THC drops. As of 2022, they are one of the most successful cannabis companies in California. 

Kush Queen

Olivia Alexander, the founder and owner of Kush Queen, is a force to be reckoned with in the cannabis industry. In just three years, her business has skyrocketed to popularity in California. She believes that everyone deserves access to the beautiful relief weed offers, especially her fellow women. 

Honey Pot

Honey Pot is owned by Corey Thomas, a second-generation cannabis farmer that has weed coursing through her veins and a passion for getting fellow women stoned. She takes a different approach to cannabis products, infusing them with natural substances like honey, coconut oil, teas, and essential oils. 


The Honey Pot cannabis company has received a plethora of rewards for its high-quality products and impressive brand, exemplifying the sway a woman can have in the weed world.

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We never want to forget the incredible stoner women that paved the way for us to be a successful company, and we will be eternally grateful. We hold events where women can become budtenders, we support locally run businesses, especially those with woman owners, and we aim to create comfortable spaces for female stoners like our exciting Pineapple Store!

Final Thoughts

Women rule and weed rules, and it only makes sense that the two are a match made in heaven! 

Celebrate Women’s History Month by buying your green from one of these fabulous weed companies when you place your next Humble Root order.

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