news NEWS Female cannabis leaders: Why are there so few? Women offer a significant growth opportunity, especially as the U.S. moves toward full legalization. By Terry Hacienda, The Fresh Toast Some reports are indicating a reduction in the number of women in senior positions over the last few years. / Photo: MangoStar_Studio / iStock / Getty Images Plus The cannabis industry is poised for another leap of growth with the U.S. election, an increase of use by seniors and healthy sales during COVID-19. As companies rush to cash in on the trend, few companies are doing it in a way to ensure diversity among leadership by including more female executives.