With The Marijuana Industry Dominated by Men, Priscilla Vilchis is Breaking Down Barriers

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The marijuana industry is often thought to be male dominated until Cali Premium Produce CEO Priscilla Vilchis came on the scene. Vilchis is one of Los Angeles County’s final 13 marijuana applicants.

As the city prepares for its new cannabis industry, local government Lynwood City Council gave preliminary approval for 13 different applicants to secure a position in LA County’s new industry. The approval was given at a board meeting on July 18th.

Among the applicants is one of Los Angeles County’s first legal growers is Cali Premium Produce, Inc. CEO Priscilla Vilchis. Out of Lynwood’s over 100 applications, Vilchis was recommended to receive two licenses for cultivation and production.

A Woman On A Mission To Become A MMJ Industry Powerhouse

Vilchis is the only minority woman on the list of the 13 pre-approved applicants, helping to bridge the barrier between multi-million dollar companies, and people trying to enter the industry. Vilchis has helped to turn many companies into successful businesses growing their revenues into the millions before even entering the medicinal cannabis market.

The new adult use licenses will help Vilchis’s company to accomplish their goal of cultivating and harvesting the highest-quality cannabis flower available for wholesale to the California market. They also have the goal of maintaining responsible use, education, public safety and job creation.

In Las Vegas, in 2014, the Los Angeles based entrepreneur opened her first cannabis venture when her company Premium Produce, LLC was awarded two licenses from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.

Vilchis has been called the ‘Queen of the Desert’ which has ensured her place among the American Cannabis pioneers. Her hometown of Lynwood is a small town in Los Angeles County and among one of the first cities within the country to give out permits since the marijuana legalization laws passed on November 8th.

with many possibilities for a new market in marijuana, many are excited to see where Vilchis will take the industry.

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