There is an emerging trend in the marijuana industry in Colorado.
An influx of women are running these businesses—whether it's retail pot shops, manufacturing edible products infused with cannabis or working in testing labs.
At this week's first-ever Colorado Cannabis Summit in Denver, the entire panel of local experts on safety and technology was made up of women.
"I like to call them the marijuana mavens," said Brooke Gehring, a former mortgage banker who now owns four pot stores in Colorado.
"It blows my mind, the incredible women I've met in this industry," said Genifer Murray, founder and CEO of CannLabs, a state-certified lab that tests the potency and safety of recreational pot products.