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The 13 Most Potent Women in the Pot Industry

By Merissa Nathan Gerson

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The Dispenser

Name: Salwa Ibrahim 

Age: 30

Occupation: Co-owner of Blüm

California native Salwa Ibrahim is a large part of what makes Blüm, a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, California, so popular. And she's also somewhat of a cannabis scene mogul: The executive director of MediFarm and the senior vice president of Terra Tech (a hydroponic company focused on sustainably grown produce and medical cannabis cultivation technology), Ibrahim is on the front lines of the recent expansion of dispensary permits for medical marijuana throughout the state of Nevada.