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.
Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission
San Francisco Cannabis Oversight Committee
Cannabis Regulatory Commissioner
City of Oakland
Cannabis Program Supervisor
City of Portland, OR
Executive Director and General Manager
City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation
Denver Department of Excise and Licenses Deputy Director of Policy
City of Denver
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager
National Cannabis Industry Association
Founder & CEO
Minorities for Medical Marijuana
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!