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Ken Tays | Green Leaf Marketers

Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Ken Tays of Green Leaf Marketers. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2022 National Cannabis Industry Association […]
Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Ken Tays of Green Leaf Marketers. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2022 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

Community

Aja Atwood | Trella Technologies Inc

Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Aja Atwood, CEO of Trella Technologies, Inc. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2022 National Cannabis Industry […]
Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Aja Atwood, CEO of Trella Technologies, Inc. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2022 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

Community

Dr. Elizabeth Hughes | Medical Doctor

Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Hughes. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2022 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, […]
Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Hughes. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2022 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

Community

Tucky Bluny | blunts+moore

Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Tucky Blunt of blunts+moore. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2022 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA […]
Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Tucky Blunt of blunts+moore. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2022 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee  

Advocacy

Brian Adams | The Harrington Institute

Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Brian Adams of The Harrington Institute. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2022 National Cannabis Industry Association […]
Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Brian Adams of The Harrington Institute. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2022 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

Community

Michael Diaz-Rivera | Better Days Delivery

Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Michael Diaz-Rivera of Better Days Delivery. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2022 National Cannabis Industry Association […]
Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Michael Diaz-Rivera of Better Days Delivery. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2022 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee      

Community
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Shaunie Haynes | Clouds XM Inc. & CannaVetLive

Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by U.S. Army veteran Shaunie Haynes, Founder of Clouds XM Inc and CannaVetLive. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential […]
Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by U.S. Army veteran Shaunie Haynes, Founder of Clouds XM Inc and CannaVetLive.
© 2022 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee


Advocacy

Keyston Franklin | Gallantri Industries

Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Keyston Franklin, of Gallantri Industries. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2022 National Cannabis Industry Association and […]
Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Keyston Franklin, of Gallantri Industries. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2022 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

Community

Anthony Jenkins, Jr. | Next Level Edibles

Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Anthony Jenkins, Jr., CEO and Co-Founder of Next Level Edibles. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2022 […]
Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Anthony Jenkins, Jr., CEO and Co-Founder of Next Level Edibles. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2022 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

Education

Dr. Kaya | 40 Acres & A Dispensary

Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Dr. Kaya, founder of 40 Acres & a Dispensary. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2021 National Cannabis Industry […]
Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Dr. Kaya, founder of 40 Acres & a Dispensary. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2021 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

Education

Carmen Toal | Canna Koala Group

Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Carmen Toal, CEO of Canna Koala Group. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2021 National Cannabis Industry Association and […]
Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Carmen Toal, CEO of Canna Koala Group. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2021 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

Advocacy

Dr. Ayoka Nurse | City of Richmond, CA

Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by the City of Richmond, California’s Cannabis Sub-Committee Chair Dr. Ayoka Nurse #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © […]
Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by the City of Richmond, California’s Cannabis Sub-Committee Chair Dr. Ayoka Nurse #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2021 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

Community

Kevin Greene and Charlana McKeithen | “Courage in Cannabis”

Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by some of the authors of “Courage in Cannabis,” Kevin Greene and Charlana McKeithen. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate […]
Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by some of the authors of “Courage in Cannabis,” Kevin Greene and Charlana McKeithen. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2021 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

Community

Joe Brennan, Dr. Jennifer Anderson, Joyce Gerber | “Courage in Cannabis”

Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by some of the authors of “Courage in Cannabis,” Joe Brennan, Dr. Jennifer Anderson, and Joyce […]
Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by some of the authors of “Courage in Cannabis,” Joe Brennan, Dr. Jennifer Anderson, and Joyce Gerber. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2021 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

Education

Dr. Bridget Williams, MD, Franny Tacy, and Adilah Anwar | “Courage in Cannabis”

Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by some of the authors of “Courage in Cannabis,” Dr. Bridget Williams, MD, Franny Tacy, and […]
Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by some of the authors of “Courage in Cannabis,” Dr. Bridget Williams, MD, Franny Tacy, and Adilah Anwar. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2021 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

Community

Michael Webster | Exspiravit

Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Michael Webster of Exspiravit. Michael Webster, founder of Exspiravit, is an experienced cannabis professional and […]
Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Michael Webster of Exspiravit. Michael Webster, founder of Exspiravit, is an experienced cannabis professional and entrepreneur. Motivated by a desire to operate in a diverse and healthy regulated cannabis market, he has employed his voice to amplify the concerns and needs of social equity cannabis operators across the country. His advocacy for cannabis legalization has led him from the local level to the national stage. In addition to his duties as Founder and Managing Member of Exspiravit LLC, a licensed cannabis company in the state of Michigan #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2021 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

Advocacy
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Latoyia Rucker & Rebecca Colett | Calyxeum

Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Latoyia Rucker and Rebecca Colett, COO and CEO of Calyxeum. CALYXEUM is a female, minority-owned […]
Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Latoyia Rucker and Rebecca Colett, COO and CEO of Calyxeum. CALYXEUM is a female, minority-owned operation located in Detroit, MI which seeks to redefine the myths of the Cannabis consumer. They work to change the perception of Cannabis in the professional world by representing women, community, diversity, opportunity and empowerment. LaToyia is an Experienced Entrepreneur, Educator, Master Gardener and Native Detroiter. One of the first women to own a Medical Marihuana Licensing Clinic she was a featured speaker at Michigan’s First Cannabis Expo. Rebecca has served on the National Board of NORML, Committee Chair for the NCIA and has written community plans for applicants in Los Angeles and Maryland. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2021 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee


Advocacy

Alaina the Muse | FADEDlain

Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Alaina the Muse, owner of FADEDlain. Alaina the Muse (Dorsey) is the Owner and Illustrator […]
Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Alaina the Muse, owner of FADEDlain. Alaina the Muse (Dorsey) is the Owner and Illustrator with Creative Strategist tendencies of FADEDlain. A strategic illustration studio, FADEDlain forges immersive visuals for the cannabis industry with brand-driven illustrations for packaging, merchandise/apparel and murals. A "Sweet Summer Child of Cannabis," Alaina is a Maryland medical cannabis patient who initiated her self-renaissance in 2018 with the plant. The Muse is committed to solving big business problems and influencing culture by shutting adults up with visual, visceral wonder. Her start is with her product brand "The ENDOCANN Band": it's acannabis education merch that transforms cannabis/plant molecules and anatomy into human-like music entertainers. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2021 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

Community

Lance Nixon | Denver’s First Equity Licensee

Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah takes the week and co-host Mike Lumoto, NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion lead, is joined by Lance Nixon who […]
Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah takes the week and co-host Mike Lumoto, NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion lead, is joined by Lance Nixon who was recently awarded a marijuana delivery license, and is currently seeking to partner with an established retail marijuana business in Denver, Colorado. Lance is familiar with a wide range of cannabis strains and growing techniques, which has enabled him to become a respected member of the Denver cannabis industry, working for companies including Golden Meds, Emerald Fields, and Medicine Man. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2021 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

Education

Dale Sky Jones | Oaksterdam University

Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Dale Sky Jones, Executive Chancellor of Oaksterdam University. Dale Sky Jones has been focused on enhancing the debate […]
Each week Khadijah Adams hosts cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies to discuss issues related to social equity and highlight their experiences, challenges and success stories as people of color in the cannabis industry. This episode, Khadijah is joined by Dale Sky Jones, Executive Chancellor of Oaksterdam University. Dale Sky Jones has been focused on enhancing the debate for cannabis policy reform since 2007. Based in Oakland, Calif., she took over as President & CEO of Oaksterdam University in 2012 after a crippling federal raid, with the goal to ensure OU’s legacy of cannabis education. Now, Oaksterdam is proud of more than 50,000 alumni from more than 40 countries #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2021 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

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