March 8th, International Women's Day who struggle, who suffer, who fall and get up. A day of protest for us to reflect on equality, rights, duties and freedom! Especially when we think about the cannabis sector.
Cannabis has always had a special relationship with women, whether for female plants or their fight for the right to CBD-based health treatments. Its presence in the sector is growing, and this is very important for the development of the industry, because for the first time women have the opportunity to participate in the creation of a new sector, helping to create its bases and offer all the therapeutic potential of the plant to other people.
In Brazil, for example, the fight for the rights to decriminalization and other treatments is mostly led by women, many of them mothers who want their children to have access to medication and appropriate clinical treatments, as they know the medicinal power of the plant.
There are no exact data on the participation of women in the cannabis labor market in Brazil, but as it is a new sector, it is assumed that its construction can be done with gender equality, to correct past and present sexist problems.
The transformations that have been taking place in relation to cannabis are causing many women, despite all the misogyny and prejudices, to be united by an invisible line that unites them on this journey. Therefore, we must also celebrate our struggle in search of the freedom to be who we are.
There is still a long way to go, but we are bodies and minds working for progress, so that more women have the opportunity to be in places where they are welcomed as they are and taken seriously.
With great affection,