Maryland’s Medical Cannabis Rollout Was Blasted For Its Lack Of Diversity. Meet A Woman Helping To Change That.

Venushki “Venus” Hemachandra has made it her mission to diversify the often White and male dominated medical marijuana industry.

The founder and owner of Herbiculture, a 4,000-square-foot dispensary housed in a business park in Burtonsville, Montgomery County, says she’s used to surprising people by going against age, gender and ethnicity expectations. Already licensed as a dispenser, the Randallstown resident, 31, last year became one of the few women in Maryland also licensed as a grower and processor. She’s now poised to open just such a facility in Baltimore.

“When it comes down to being a young woman, no one expects us to know what we’re doing,” she said.

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