#IndustryEssentials Webinar Recording – Catalyst Conversations: Opportunities for HBCUs in the Cannabis Industry

#IndustryEssentials Webinar Recording – Catalyst Conversations: Opportunities for HBCUs in the Cannabis Industry


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 this month’s program, we rebroadcasted a session recently presented at our Cannabis Business Cyber Summit for those who may have missed it!

From this panel gain insight from some of the most successful entrepreneurs in cannabis, on how HBCU, their students, and alumni can take advantage of opportunities to participate in America’s fastest growing industry. Southern University made history as the first HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) to release its own line of THC medical cannabis products. African-Americans currently make up less than 5% of cannabis business ownership.


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

Chanda Macias
Chairwoman & CEO
National Holistic Healing Center

Kinchasa Taylor
Principle/Cannabist Specialist
Cannavation Analytics

Kevin Ford
Chief Executive Officer
The Uplift Companies

Hope Wiseman
Chief Executive Officer
Mary and Main

Presenting Sponsor:
Paybotic – https://paybotic.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/

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