Women and minorities are losing ground in cannabis company executive ranks, study finds

Unfortunately, the industry may be mirroring the rest of the business world in terms of unequal representation by women and minorities in senior roles.

The percentage of executive positions held by women and minorities in the U.S. cannabis industry has dropped from two years ago as white men migrated into the business, according to a survey released Monday by MJBizDaily.  The share of women in senior ranks of cannabis companies fell to 22.1% in 2021 from 36.8% in 2019, according to the survey. The latest figure falls short of the 2020 national average of 29.8% of women holding executive positions in all industries.