The Latest

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
/ Community

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

Advocacy

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, a medical doctor who advocates for whole body and complete health. Elizabeth […]
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, a medical doctor who advocates for whole body and complete health. Elizabeth combines her medical background with wide ranging studies of alternative modalities of health and healing into a one-of-a-kind system designed to help people who feel like their lives have been hijacked by exhaustion and brain fog reclaim their energy and mental clarity. Elizabeth is a board certified dermatologist, a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200), an advanced PSYCH-K® facilitator, and a Whole Health Medicine Institute certified provider. She lives in Seattle with her children and two rescued greyhounds. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2021 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee


Community

David Serrano & Todd Scattini | Cognitive Harmony Technologies

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 David Serrano and Todd Scattini of Cognitive Harmony Technologies. David Serrano is a decorated U.S. […]
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 David Serrano and Todd Scattini of Cognitive Harmony Technologies.
David Serrano is a decorated U.S. Navy veteran, a pioneer in the cannabis industry, and a fierce advocate for social and environmental justice. David first came to the cannabis industry as an advocate at the age of 16. A patient, himself, and a caregiver for his mother who was seriously ill, David quickly found great purpose and meaning in serving patients, helping disenfranchised communities, and shaping cannabis policy. David is also a farmer with a deep connection and commitment to the Earth. He has a passion for growing plants and caring for livestock using regenerative practices. Combining his passion for helping others, plant medicine, technology, agriculture, and business administration, he aims to deliver superior customer and community support as a consultant and Social Justice operative.
As the Global CEO of Harvest 360, Todd brings strong leadership, global vision, and strategic direction to multi-disciplined teams of business experts and cannabis professionals. His energy is drawn from his passion for the plant and a deep-seeded desire to unpack all its possibilities to heal patients and our planet, legitimately contribute to a global economy, and empower social justice for those most affected by the prohibition of cannabis. He is committed to helping develop effective and responsible legal cannabis markets on a global scale while enabling those seeking to establish their cannabis businesses. Todd is a West Point graduate and brings with him vast experience gained during a distinguished military career serving in a broad range of leadership positions in complex domestic and international settings, including five years of diplomatic service. He has vast experience providing consultative assistance to senior leaders; developing and managing relationships with key decision makers; managing multiple complex projects simultaneously and communicating organizational goals and objectives. Todd puts this skillset to use when managing cannabis applications, particularly through his abilities to assist clients in the development of execution of strategies focused on community engagement, public relations, governmental affairs, social responsibility, research, and workforce development.
© 2021 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee
See Less


Community

Ashley Morgan | Lotus Bliss Botanicals

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 Ashley Morgan, founder and CEO of Lotus Bliss Botanicals, a cannabis wellness company. As the […]
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 Ashley Morgan, founder and CEO of Lotus Bliss Botanicals, a cannabis wellness company.
As the founder of Lotus Bliss Botanicals Ashley has used her experience and knowledge as a herbalist and cannabis connoisseur to create and offer to the community premium CBD edibles and CBD feminine wellness products, which can be found at www.lotusblissbotanicals.com. Her love of cooking, baking, creating and studying herbs has meshed together from her personal life to a specialty she can enjoy in her professional life as well. Ashley has created and handcrafted each of Lotus Bliss Botanicals premium CBD products, these products can surely bring a bit of bliss into your day and each product has been lab tested for safety and compliance.
#BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential
© 2021 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee


Advocacy

Season One Roundup

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 looks back at some of the guests on Cannabis Minority Report through season one, including Niambe McIntosh, Executive […]
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 looks back at some of the guests on Cannabis Minority Report through season one, including Niambe McIntosh, Executive Director of the Peter Tosh Brand and the legendary reggae musician's daughter, Charles Penn and Corey Dishmen, CEO & COO of The Library, and Omar Figueroa, principal at the Law Offices of Omar Figueroa. With appearances from other Season One guests, you'll want to listen to this clip episode for anything you may have missed during the first season of NCIA's Cannabis Minority Report. Right now NCIA is accepting applications to serve on our committees, NCIA committees are an opportunity for members to get directly involved in specific industry issues and sectors. These volunteer-driven efforts engage members’ to drill down in areas of expertise and passion to effect change, provide professional development opportunities, and develop best practices and guidelines that will shape the future of our industry. There are 14 committees to choose from, including the scientific advisors committee, facilities design committee, diversity equity and inclusion committee, cannabis cultivation committee, and so many more. The NCIA Social Equity Scholarship recipients and new members qualify for committee placement and a goal of the scholarship program is to diversify the voices in leadership positions on the NCIA Committees and it is important for everyone to submit the information today, before the August 15 deadline. CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2021 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

Community

Meaka Brown-Corea | Mellow Fellows

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 Meaka Brown-Corea , General Manager of Mellow Fellows and founder of Babes Handmade. We are […]
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 Meaka Brown-Corea , General Manager of Mellow Fellows and founder of Babes Handmade. We are also joined this week by co-host Alexis Olive of OliveYou Media. Growing up in a family that had many members working at the state and local levels of law enforcement, Meaka had never been a part of the Cannabis culture. After working herself as a constable, it became abundantly clear that people had been lied to, and separated from a plant that had more benefits than negatives. She left the constable business for a job at Pure Oasis Cannabis Dispensary in February of 2020 a month before the Covid Shutdown. She is now the General Manager at Mellow Fellows in Haverhill MA, a Cannabis Dispensary that is waiting for final licensing. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2021 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

Advocacy
/ Education

Niambe McIntosh | Peter Tosh Brand

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 Niambe McIntosh, Executive Director of the Peter Tosh Brand and the legendary reggae musician’s daughter. […]
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 Niambe McIntosh, Executive Director of the Peter Tosh Brand and the legendary reggae musician's daughter. We are also joined this week by co-hosts Margeaux Bruner of Perpetual Harvest and Alexis Olive of OliveYou Media. Niambe Mcintosh is the last child of the revolutionary musician and activist Peter Tosh. Despite being the youngest of nine, Niambe is an executive of her father's estate and brand. In addition, she puts heavy emphasis on a health and wellness lifestyle while advocating for freedom, justice, and equity. She is a Board Member of Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana. WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2021 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

Community
/ Education

Mark Slaugh | iComply

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 Mark Slaugh, CEO of iComply. We are also joined this week by co-host Alexis Olive […]
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 Mark Slaugh, CEO of iComply. We are also joined this week by co-host Alexis Olive of OliveYou Media. Mark established iComply, LLC to help cannabis businesses navigate the complexities of regulated marijuana. He provides the leadership and forward thinking that continues to set standards across the global industry. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2021 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

Community

Alexis Olive | OliveYou Media

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 her co-host Alexis Olive of OliveYou Media. The pair discuss the latest news 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 her co-host Alexis Olive of OliveYou Media. The pair discuss the latest news in cannabis business, policy, and advocacy. Alexis reflects on the Southern Atlantic Hemp and Arts Expo, which she attended to close out June 2021, in beautiful Asheville, NC. She talks about the differences in discussions at the return of in-person events in states with legal, regulated markets and those who are still working on establishing one. #BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #CannabisIsEssential © 2021 National Cannabis Industry Association and NCIA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee


Join the movement

NCIA is leading the cannabis industry's unified and coordinated campaign to ensure our business sector is treated fairly and has the opportunity to reach its full potential. Now - more than ever - is the time to invest in your business and the future of the industry by becoming a member.

This site uses cookies. By using this site or closing this notice, you agree to the use of cookies and our privacy policy.