With jurisdictions around the country legalizing pot for recreational and medicinal use, budding groups like Women Grow are rising to the forefront of what had been an illegal black market dominated by men.

Ashby Henderson used to grow vegetables for restaurants but says she has come out of the “weed closet” like scores of other D.C. women.

The co-founder of Women Grow D.C. said that in her first year as the group’s leader she has met more women who use, grow and advocate for marijuana than she ever knew existed.

“Before I started, I was the only person I knew who did marijuana,” said Ms. Henderson, slouching in her chair at Serendipity Jazz Coffeehouse in Northeast. “It’s becoming this not-scary thing anymore. It’s just a plant.”

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