Melissa Etheridge and Rose Law Group Partner Laura Bianchi talk change at Women Grow summit

More than 1,400 pot pros converged on Denver for the Women Grow Leadership Summit, which continues Friday

by Ricardo Baca | The Denver Post

As more than 1,400 cannabis industry professionals flooded the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Thursday, a majority of the attendees shared one unifying quality: They were women.

That’s business as usual at the Women Grow Leadership Summit, the second-year Colorado event that is part TED Talk, part networking mixers and part reunion for women and equality-minded men working toward the legalization and commercialization of marijuana.

“I know that we will create a cannabis industry that we all want be a part of,” Amy Dannemiller, the Women Grow co-founder who goes by the 420-friendly name Jane West, said Thursday as she finished her talk titled “Cannabis Cured My Impostor Syndrome.”