#IndustryEssentials Webinar Recording – Catalyst Conversations: A Regulator’s Perspective on Social Equity

#IndustryEssentials Webinar Recording – Catalyst Conversations: A Regulator’s Perspective on Social Equity

NCIA’s Catalyst Conversations Series is a brand new advanced webinar series curated to give enrollees in our Social Equity Scholarship program the opportunity to network and gain access to valuable knowledge that will help them excel in the cannabis industry.

In the inaugural Catalyst Conversations webinar originally aired on Tuesday, September 1st we explored the current state of social equity programs within the cannabis industry across the country. Attendees heard first hand from regulators in different jurisdictions including California, Massachusetts, and Oregon.

Topics discussed included:
• What is Social Equity?
• Why should Social Equity be a priority as states and municipalities consider cannabis legalization around the country and what can be learned from existing markets?
• What are the most important issues concerning Social Equity programs that are currently being discussed in each regulator’s respective market?
• Advice on how to achieve success in the cannabis industry.

Speakers Included:

Shaleen Title
Commissioner (Former)
Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

Nina Parks
Madam Chair
San Francisco Cannabis Oversight Committee

Chaney Turner
Cannabis Regulatory Commissioner
City of Oakland

Dasheeda Dawson
Cannabis Program Supervisor
City of Portland, OR

Cat Packer
Executive Director and General Manager
City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation

Molly Duplechian
Denver Department of Excise and Licenses Deputy Director of Policy
City of Denver

Moderated by:

Tahir Johnson
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager
National Cannabis Industry Association

Roz McCarthy
Founder & CEO
Minorities for Medical Marijuana

Presenting Sponsor:
Bridge West CPA’s – https://bridgewestcpas.com/

A special thank you to the benefactors of NCIA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program which are listed below!

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Program Benefactors:
4Front Ventures – https://4frontventures.com/
Greenbridge Corporate Counsel – http://www.greenbridgelaw.com/

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