The future of cannabis is female! December is DOPE Magazine’s Women’s Issue, and we wanted to continue to highlight women across the industry on all our platforms. We sent a questionnaire to outstanding women in cannabis — some familiar to us, some new — and will be showcasing their answers in individual blogs this month. Check out our December Mag for more profiles of the badass women you need to know!
Today’s story highlights Circe Wallace, founder of Hot Nife.
Who are some of your greatest role models?
Gloria Steinem and Coco Chanel … and Michelle Obama.
What’s something someone would never guess about you?
I am Gluten-Free.
Favorite “guilty pleasure”?
Pasta and bread in Italy …
Where do you see your career/business headed in five years? Twenty?
In five: as a successful and profitable business owner that allows me/us to be an explorer and steward of conscious capitalism in cannabis. In 20: as an investor and advocate for progressive causes and corporate accountability.
How do you feel about the industry-wide assertion that cannabis is a female-friendly space?
Friendly for who? I certainly don’t think there are any profound advantages.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
If you could talk to yourself five years ago, what advice would you give?
Be patient and kind to everyone, including myself.
What advice do you have for other women looking to get into the cannabis space?
Find good mentors and good money.
Recommend a book, album, and movie you think everyone should read/listen to/watch while stoned!
“True Romance” or “Friday.”
Best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don’t see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.”- Marianne Williamson
What’s your favorite cannabis product?
I like Henry’s 2:1 CBD pre-rolls.
What’s the one thing you would bring if you were stranded on a desert island?
A satellite phone …
What do you hope for the future of the cannabis industry?
I hope this can be an opportunity for a shift in consciousness, and supporting solving societal challenges through conscious capitalism. Also that we hold off big pharma and big tobacco and that BIG CANNABIS sets the standard for how to be better for all of humanity … it is our obligation.
Fill in the blank: I could never live without ________
What do you think needs to happen before we achieve federal legalization of cannabis?
I hope it takes time … we need it.
What’s your smoking/cannabis consumption ritual, if you do partake in cannabis?
I smoke often, mostly our products only — organic, bio-dynamic, preferably sun-grown flower. I also admit I enjoy a spliff …