The Palm Springs Cannabis Film Festival and Summit (PSCFF) shines a spotlight on the national conversation surrounding the issues women face in the workforce by bringing women who helped shaped cannabis culture both nationally and locally to the event.

Ten women from the field of cannabis will be honored with the Rozene Supple Visionary Award including keynote speaker, Lori Ajax, Chief of the Bureau of Cannabis Control for California and acclaimed director and founder of the Puffragette movement- Windy Boram. Windy Boram’s culture shifting film, MARY JANES: THE WOMEN OF WEED will screen directly following the award presentation.  


Women (Puffragettes) are changing the face of today’s fastest growing industry – cannabis.  According to a recent Marijuana Business Daily study, women hold 36% of leadership positions across the marijuana industry, significantly higher than the national average for other industries. Newsweek predicts that marijuana could be the first billion-dollar industry not dominated by men.


Director Windy Borman said: “I’ve always been intrigued by social issues, especially gender equality, social justice, environmental protection, education and empowerment. When I moved to Colorado in 2014-the same year recreational use of marijuana became legal-and started meeting successful women in the weed business, I knew I was perfectly position to tell these female entrepreneurs’ stories and inspire domestic and global audiences about how gender parity, social justice and environmental sustainability lead to greater success for all.”  


Festival Director Giacomina Marie said “Women traditionally have been the medicine keepers. I’m honored to be in the presence of these beautiful, creative and highly spirited women!”


The ten women being honored with the Rozene Supple Visionary Award are as follows:


Lori Ajax– Chief Of The Bureau Of Cannabis Control For The State Of California


Ginny Foat– Former Palm Springs City Council Member and Political Activist


Joy Meredith – Owner of Joy of Life Wellness Center, Palm Springs


Julie Montante – Owner of PSA Organica , Palm Springs


Nikki Lastreto – Cofounder of Swami Select


Windy Borman – Filmmaker of Mary Janes: The Women of Weed


Barbie Sommars – Creator of High Dining


Keiko Beatie – Educator, Speaker and Writer


Kathy Lehman – US veteran; an empowering voice for cannabis in healing PTSD


Dr Marsha Rosenbaum – Director emerita of the San Francisco office of the Drug Policy Alliance


“Meet and Greet” w/ Windy Borman
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
A multi-award-winning director and producer, as well the founder of DVA Productions. She is the Executive Producer and Director of "Mary Janes: The Women of Weed.” The event is being sponsored by Ellementa, INC


"We know Windy's powerful documentary is going to inspire so many women in the Coachella Valley. We're honored to be working with Gia, Paul, and the entire festival team to spotlight Windy's work and advance the conversation about women driving the cannabis industry at all levels."- Aliza Sherman, Co-Founder Ellementa.


Ellementa, Inc. ​is the fastest growing national cannabis network for women, now operating in over 25 cities across the country. The company partners with women in each city to host local educational Gatherings. Ellementa was founded by three women from tech: Aliza Sherman, a Latina serial entrepreneur who started the first two woman-owned Internet companies, Cybergrrl, Inc. and Webgrrls International; Melissa Pierce, who launched Everpurse, the original luxury iPhone charging handbag; and Ashley Kingsley, who built and sold Daily Deals for Moms in Denver.


Rozene Supple Visionary Award
7:15 p.m.

Women are changing the face of today’s fastest growing industry – cannabis.  


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Rozene Supple Visionary Award
The Rozene Supple Visionary Award was created to shine a light on people who have made, and continue to make, positive changes to our culture and community.
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