Inspired partly by their own use of the drug for pain relief, or by caring for others who use it for their own aches, these women see viable business opportunities and view their work as therapeutic for their customers.

Jeanine Moss, a 62-year-old grandmother of two, never expected to get into the cannabis industry. But that was before her hip-replacement surgery.

Ms. Moss, of Marina Del Ray, Calif., had quit her job as a marketing consultant before she had her hip done in 2014.

As she left the hospital, her doctors handed her a “shopping bag filled with opiates,” she said. The drugs made her disoriented and woozy. So she switched to medical marijuana, which is legal in California and was familiar to her, having grown up in the nearby Venice section of Los Angeles. Within a week, she had tossed away her pharmaceuticals.

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