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THE MOST IMPORTANT CANNABIS SOCIAL EQUITY CONVERSATION IN AMERICA
MUST PRE-REGISTER

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 CHALLENGES, CHOICES AND OPPORTUNITY
IN A BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY

 Black Cannabis Equity Initiative and Minorities For Medical Marijuana

 Host Pre 4/20 National Social Equity Zoom

 Not Looking For A Seat At The Table, Bringing The Table To The Community

 

MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2021 | 1:00PM - 6:00PM (EST)

 

 

AGENDA

12:30PM
DOORS OPEN 
Background Music

 

1:00 PM
SOCIAL EQUITY PRE-GAME

SOCIAL EQUITY ART SHOW
Featuring Nationally Recognized AirBrush Artist Aaron Fischer

 

1:30 PM
SOCIAL EQUITY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PEOPLE, BUSINESS & ORGANIZATIONS "DOING THE RIGHT THING"

 

HONOREES

Ken Wolski

Trulieve

Curaleaf

Christian Sederberg

Gia Moron

Amber Littlejohn

Devin Alexander

Ed "NJ Weedman" Forchion

Robert Raben

Roz McCarthy

Denver Department of Excise & License

Paula Sardinas

Classique 

Dasheeda Dawson

Blizzy Cannabis Magazine

Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division

 

1:40 PM
SOCIAL EQUITY TALE OF TWO CITIES
A CONVERSATION WITH THE MAYORS OF DENVER, CO & TRENTON, NJ

HONORABLE MICHEAL B. HANCOCK, Mayor of Denver CO & HONORABLE REED GUSCIORA, Mayor of Trenton, NJ

 

2:00 PM
SOCIAL EQUITY GAME TIME

WELCOME, SPONSOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & OPENING REMARKS

JOHN BAILEY, Lead Convener, Black Cannabis Equity Initiative

SOCIAL EQUITY PRESENTATION
WHAT IS SOCIAL EQUITY: A BLACK COMMUNITY DEFINITION

 DR. SHARON  BAILEY, Nationally Recognized Anthropologist & Social Equity Expert

  

2:15 PM
SOCIAL EQUITY ROUNDTABLE WITH "NATIONAL CANNABIS INDUSTRY & BLACK COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP"

REV. CHARLES BOYER, Founder, NJ Salvation & Social Justice, Pastor, Bethel AME Church  

HONORABLE PHIL WEISER, Colorado Attorney General

ROZ MCCARTHY, FOUNDER & CEO, Minorities for Medical Marijuana

ROBERT RABEN, CEO, The Raben Group

CHRISTIAN SEDERBERG, Partner, Vicente Sederberg & President, Cannabis Trade Federation(CTF)

STEVEN HAWKINS, Executive Director, United States Cannabis Council(USCC)

ADAM GOERS, CEO, Columbia Care  

AMBER LITTLEJOHN, Executive Director, Minority Cannabis Business Association(MCBA)

DR. LANCE MCCARTHY, CEO Founder, Global 1000

3:00 PM
SOCIAL EQUITY PANEL DISCUSSION "A BLACK COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVE" 

TAHIR JOHNSON, CEO, The Diversity Report

LEO BRIDGEWATER, National Veterans Outreach, Minorities for Medical Marijuana

CHET SISK, Black Futurist

MALCOLM EVANS, President, Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce

ALDOPLHUS PRUITT, President, Saint Louis NAACP

FAYE COLEMAN, CEO, Pure Genesis

 

3:30 PM
SOCIAL EQUITY PANEL DISCUSSION "CANNABIS INDUSTRY LEADER'S PERSPECTIVE"

ED DEVAUX, President, NJ CannaBusiness Association

PAULA F. SARDINAS, President & CEO, FMS Global Strategies 

MIKE LOMUTO, Committee Organizer, National Cannabis Industry Association(NCIA DEI Committee)

RON HOLMES, CEO, The Majority Minority Group 

ERIC FOSTER, National Director of Policy, Minorities For Medical Marijuana(M4MM)

4:00 PM
SOCIAL EQUITY PANEL DISCUSSION "FEDERAL, STATE & MUNICIPAL ELECTED OFFICIAL'S PERSPECTIVE"

HONORABLE KWANZA HALL, US Congressman- Atlanta, GA   

HONORABLE LESLIE HEROD, CO State Representative

HONORABLE JAMEL HOLLEY, NJ Assemblyman

HONORABLE CHARNIELE HERRING, VA Delegate & Majority Leader

HONORABLE SAM FRISBY, Chair, NJ Mercer County Commissioner

 

4:30 PM
SOCIAL EQUITY PANEL DISCUSSION "REGULATOR'S PERSPECTIVE"

DASHEEDA DAWSON, Chairperson, Cannabis Regulators of Color

ASHLEY KILROY, Executive Director, Denver Depart of Excise and License

 

4:45 PM
SOCIAL EQUITY PANEL PRESENTATIONS ON "ACCESS TO CAPITAL"

JEREL REGISTRE, Managing Director, Curio Wellness BWMV Fund

TAVARRES KING, CEO, Suite 420 Access

CHRIS WEBBER, Former NBA Great & Founder, WebberWild Impact Fund

 

5:00 PM
SOCIAL EQUITY OVERTIME - BREAKOUT ROOMS ON CANNABIS "HOT TOPICS"

 

 EXPUNGEMENT

DANIELLE BUTLER, Project Director, Clean Slate, Minorities For Medical Marijuana

 

DELIVERY

DEVIN ALEXANDER, Co-Founder, Rolling Releaf & VP of the Massachusetts Cannabis Association for Delivery

 

LEGAL

JORDAN WELLINGTON, Attorney, Partner, VS Strategies

 

NAVIGATING THE SPACE

JOEY PENA, Cannabis Navigator, City of Denver]

 

INSURANCE

JAMES E. JACKSON, Senior VP, Global Head of Cannabis, Mark Edwards Partners

 

ACCOUNTING

JIM MARTY, CEO, BridgeWest Accounting

 

BLACK COMMUNITY & HEMP

FAYE COLEMAN, CEO Pure Genesis

 

WOMEN OF COLOR IN THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY

GIA MORON, CEO, Women Grow

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING

KEVIN FORD, CEO, UPLIFT Diversity and Inclusiveness Training

 

FUTURE OF CANNABIS INFRASTRUCTURE

AUGUST ALEXANDER KENNEDY, CEO, BlaqWall Capital

 

ANCILLARY OPPORTUNITIES: 5 WAYS THE BLACK COMMUNITY CAN INCREASE ACCESS & PROFITABILITY

ERNEST TONEY, CEO, BIPOCANN

 

5:30 PM
SOCIAL EQUITY PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

BLIZZY CANNABIS MAGAZINE, PUBLISHER, ALFONZO PORTER

MARIJUANA HALL OF FAME, CEO, VINCENT NORMENT

 

5:45 PM
SOCIAL EQUITY CLOSING REMARKS

 "WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE"

JOHN BAILEY, BLACK CANNABIS EQUITY INITIATIVE

NATIONAL BLACK CANNABIS EQUITY ALLIANCE

CANNABIS INDUSTRY & BLACK COMMUNITY BUSINESS ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT CARD

NATIONAL CANNABIS SOCIAL EQUITY PODCAST, "IT'S BLACK BUD TIME"

NATIONAL CANNABIS SOCIAL EQUITY ZOOM TOUR "IN SEARCH OF CANNABIS SOCIAL EQUITY"

SPONSORS

CLASSIQUE 

BLACK CANNABIS EQUITY INITIATIVE

MINORITIES FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA

MARIJUANA HALL OF FAME

MEDPHARM 

CURIO WELLNESS 

BIPOCANN 

CRESCO LABS 

TRULIEVE 

BLIZZY CANNABIS MAGAZINE

MARIJUANA HALL OF FAME

BLAQWALL CAPITAL 

CURALEAF 

CANOPY GROWTH 

COLUMBIA CARE 

BRIDGEWEST 

VICENTE SEDERBERG

 

Click below to REGISTER in advance for this 4/19 meeting

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Blizzy Magazine April 2021

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