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Nevada’s cannabis industry lacks diversity, especially in ownership, survey shows

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women account for almost 50% of Nevada’s residents, but the state-mandated survey found that only 38% of cannabis professionals identified as female.

This disparity increases when considering ownership and board membership. Representation on company boards was 81% male, with 72% of owners/managers also identifying as male.

Women found more opportunities as employees or consultants, accounting for 40% of those positions.

The pattern was similar when considering race.

Employees and consultants tended to be more diverse, while owners and executives mostly identified as white.