Black CannaBusiness Magazine, the leading publisher of B2B content for African Americans doing business in the cannabis industry, is pleased to announce that after a successful inaugural meeting, Black CannaConference & Expo (“Black CannaBizCon”), the only B2B conference for black professionals in the cannabis industry, will be returning to New Orleans , Louisiana in 2022. Following the event, Black CannaBizCon received an announcement from the City of New Orleans and local leaders in support of their work and their importance to the business community.
Black CannaBizCon has partnered with several organizations including Minorities For Medical Marijuana (M4MM), the Illinois Equity Officers, and the Medical and Health Equality of Cannabis Association (ACHEME), the Cannabis Minority Business Association (MCBA) and more. Sponsors who were committed to equalizing the black cannabis business space established activities on the fair grounds and supported the conference. Cresco Labs established a tribute to Black Wall Street and Parallel hosted a ‘Pitch’ competition that highlighted the work of new business owners while Weedmaps and Cookies contributed to streamlining and promoting the event. Attendees enjoyed three days of active programming and workshop sessions focused on health, social justice, ownership, business development and community advocacy in the cannabis industry.
“The cannabis industry is growing. However, the impact of the decades-old cannabis ban targeting black, indigenous and Latino communities remains. Systemic inequality, lack of information, limited access to capital, and other barriers to entry make benefits Cannabis is out of reach of many communities of color.” Dashida DawsonCHEM co-founder, and head of strategy. “Like CHEM, Black CannaCon represents a seismic shift in the industry, providing valuable connections, knowledge and inspiration for those interested in cannabis. Educational Programming ChemCapsule It will provide participants with pathways to reap the medical and economic benefits of the growing legal cannabis industry.”
said Kristi Price, founder and CEO of KRMA Media, Inc, the parent company of Black CannaBusiness magazine. “We would like to thank the City of New Orleans, our sponsors, speakers, and of course our attendees, for all the amazing support we have received this year. We can’t wait to see you again in the new year!”
The first Black CannaBusiness Leadership Award was presented to Roz McCarthy, founder and CEO of Minorities for Medical Marijuana, for her outstanding leadership and advocacy efforts. Through her organization, McCarthy (M) Procure, a training and outreach program for social justice suppliers, has launched in partnership with Curaleaf; Black Buddha Cannabis, a brand driven by social equality; Ready Set Grow Cannabis Internship Program; and Let’s Talk Cannabis, a community forum for the cannabis industry.
“I am honored to receive this award and can’t wait to work on more advocacy, outreach and education projects in the future,” McCarthy said. “I would like to thank the community of advocates for their belief in and support of the M4MM mission. Your unwavering strength, support and encouragement mean the world to me. You have been all the success.”
Source: Black CannaBusiness Magazine
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Black CannaBusiness Magazine is a subsidiary of KRMA Media Inc, a black woman-owned multimedia company that helps black professionals accelerate their participation in the cannabis industry by distributing curated B2B content, producing demo events and developing original video programming. Our sponsors prioritize diversity and are committed to doing their part to create a more inclusive industry.
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