Though it is an industry many want to know about, it is one that is rarely talked about. Cannabis. With the issue of weed legalization itself still being very prevalent in politics, businesses have erupted through the red tape and seem to be flourishing where it can. Ashley Newman is one of the few woman in the business world who has gotten involved in the Cannabis industry. But not only has she participated in the industry, she has thrived in it. Taking cannabis and it’s stigma to new levels, she is making it so that “weed can be glamorous”. Being a long time medical marijuana card holder, Ashley saw a huge gap in the market for a high end weed distributor, as well as one that focused on lifestyle and women empowerment. Being a serial entrepreneur she wasted no time by building up her own cannabis empire in Calgary, Canada and becoming Calgary’s very own: Queen of Bud.