The marijuana industry across the world is booming thanks to rapidly changing federal and state regulations. With these changes, women are taking the lead and breaking into the industry by storm.

A number of women across the U.S are leaving corporate jobs for careers in pot. The growing economy in the cannabis industry is alluring to these women looking to join the business.

Local entrepreneurs in the states with legalized marijuana are not waiting; they are setting the stage for the coming boom in demand.

There are now even organizations such as Women Grow, which connects, educates and empowers women in the legal marijuana industry. Women Grow is now the largest national network of cannabis professionals, and estimates that roughly 40 percent of the executives in cannabis companies are women.

Organizations like Women Grow will likely show up more as they continue to empower women in the business world and give them the tools to beat the competition.