The Green Rush: Restorative Justice + Community Reinvestment Opportunities
The Davis Art Building
44 Portland St, Worcester, MA 01608, USA
Free education and networking event! Come learn about how you may utilize the CCC's equity programs to launch your cannabis business.
The legalization of cannabis in Massachusetts means much more than access to the plant for those who want it: Legalization brings opportunities not just for the consumer, but for people from all types and levels of professional experience, regardless of their past with the plant. But for many hopeful industry participants and entrepreneurs, real financial and social capital barriers exist when it comes to business ownership in the Commonwealth’s legal cannabis industry.
Please join ELEVATE Northeast for a timely discussion with a panel of front-line cannabis industry specialists about the Social Equity and Economic Empowerment programs implemented by the Cannabis Control Commission to actively engage Blacks, Latinos, women, veterans, and other traditionally marginalized groups in meaningful participation as licensed business owners.
1. Facilitate an engaging and comprehensive review of training and business support opportunities available through Massachusetts' Adult-Use Marijuana Social Equity Program
2. Discuss and measure the Massachusetts cannabis equity program's outcomes
3. Provide action steps for attendees to support the Commonwealth's efforts to build sustainable pathways for individuals and businesses into the regulated cannabis industry
4. Educate the community of viable economic empowerment opportunities in the state with the largest concentrated number of approved adult-use cannabis license applications
Register today for this free event where you will learn valuable information and network with potential partners, investors, service providers and suppliers!
-Khadijah Tribble, Marijuana Policy Trust
-Devin Alexander, Massachusetts Cannabis Social Equity Applicant
-Dr. Marion McNabb, Cannabis Community Care Research Network (Social Equity Program Technical Assistance Vendor)
-Noni Goldman, Four Trees MA (Social Equity Program Technical Assistance Vendor)
THANK YOU TO OUR PRESENTING SPONSORS FOR MAKING THIS FREE EVENT POSSIBLE!
More about the panel's amazing thought leaders:
Khadijah Tribble: Khadijah is one of the most respected experts on equity and inclusion in the cannabis industry. As a credible and forward-thinking founder and activist, she advises cannabis investors, government regulators, entrepreneurs and main-stream businesses. Known as a committed advocate for fair and equitable policies for the betterment of veterans, LGBTQ, POC and individuals from marginalized communities, Khadijah has been on the forefront of interrupting systems for more than two decades. Tribble is a savvy strategist and a dynamic leader known for her inspiring and passionate style. Whether giving Tedx talks or leading panel discussions, she empowers through educating everyone from the corporate boardroom to the operating rooms that marijuana matters.
Devin Alexander: A lifelong Massachusetts resident, Devin Alexander started out working as a Pharmacy Technician at his local CVS Pharmacy before making the full transition to the Cannabis Industry. He now works at Ermont Inc in Quincy, the 7th medical marijuana dispensary in the state to be established. Devin acts as a Patient Service Agent and the Events Coordinator. Through his work as Ermont's Event Coordinator, Devin has lent a helping hand to Father Bill's Homeless Shelter, Interfaith Social Services, the Quincy Animal Shelter and organized a local National Expungement Week event in his local community. Devin has also been approved for the Social Equity Program with ambitions of forming a microbusiness.
Dr. Marion McNabb: Marion McNabb, DrPH, MPH is the CEO and Co-Founder of the Cannabis Community Care and Research Network (C3RN), a Massachusetts-based cannabis research company aiming to improve the evidence-base related to medical cannabis therapies. C3RN runs a virtual cannabis center of excellence hosting research and education for medical and adult-use cannabis. Dr. McNabb holds over 15 years of global public health field experience implementing and evaluating sexual reproductive health and rights and technology-focused programs mainly in many African countries, Vietnam, and Haiti. Dr. McNabb holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from St. Louis University in African and African American Studies, a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) from Boston University School of Public Health.
Noni Goldman: Noni is an experienced large-scale cultivator and cannabis advocate. As CEO of Four Trees Management Co., Noni and her team work internationally with cultivators of all sizes to get up and running fast and scaling rapidly. Noni is an experienced Hortimax systems controller, seed-to-sale compliance expert, and lean manufacturing designer. Four Trees has won two back-to-back New England Harvest Cups for Best Indoor Flower with their strain Davy Jones and will be opening a Tier 1 Cultivation and Adult-Use Factory Store in Holyoke Summer 2020. Four Trees was also recently chosen as the Cannabis Control Commision’s official cultivation educators as part of the nation’s first Social Equity program.