Chanda Macias, widely regarded as one of the most influential women in cannabis, is this week’s guest on the Green Rush! Chanda is the owner and general manager of the National Holistic Healing Center medical marijuana dispensary in Washington DC, a patient advocacy company dedicated to providing individuals with debilitating medical conditions with alternative allopathic medicine. She is an accomplished scientist, has a master’s degree in supply chain management, and is also the chair of the Women Grow organization.
Anne and Lewis chat with Chanda about ensuring the cannabis industry stays inclusive to people of all colors and backgrounds, Chanda’s personal background and what eventually led to her entry into the cannabis space, the complicated nature of Washington D.C.’s cannabis laws and marketplace, the overall growth of up and coming cannabis markets in states like Virginia and Maryland and why cannabis should be looked at by regulators as both a policy issue and public health issue. The Green Rush team also breaks its first piece of news during this week’s conversation!
This was truly a fun conversation, Chanda is one of our favorite people in the industry, and one we think that all of our listeners will enjoy!
Chanda Macias, PhD, MBA is the CEO and the owner of National Holistic Healing Center (NHHC), the leading medical marijuana dispensary in Washington DC. Dr. Macias has spent 15+ years developing knowledge of medical marijuana impact on patients. Dr. Macias educates women and minority entrepreneurs and patients through her outreach platform as the Chairwoman of the Board of Managers and acting CEO for Women Grow with a national educational reach impacting over 50,000+ people and patients. Dr. Macias is a proud member of Americans for Safe Access, promoting safe and legal access to medical marijuana for research purposes. In her local market, she serves as the Treasurer and Secretary of DC Medical Cannabis Trade Association that proactively engages in legislation, regulations, and compliance with the Department of Health. Dr. Macias serves on the Advisory Board of Southern University, a state-funded university, which was granted a license to cultivate medical cannabis in Louisiana. She and her partners at Ilera Healthcare will launch the second cultivation facility in the state, becoming the President of Ilera Holistic Healthcare. Finally, Dr. Macias serves on the Board of Directors for the Minority Cannabis Business Association focusing on the growth of the industry in existing and emerging markets.
Links to guest’s social media:
- Chanda Macias LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chanda-macias-ab23a973/
Links and Mentions:
- Women Grow Website: https://womengrow.com/
- National Holistic Healing Center Website: https://nationalholistic.com/
- Women Grow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WomenGrow/
- Women Grow Twitter: https://twitter.com/womengrow
- Women Grow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womengrow/
- National Holistic Healing Center Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nationalholistic/
- National Holistic Healing Center Twitter: https://twitter.com/nholisticdc
- National Holistic Healing Center Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nationalholisticdc/
This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe and Lewis Goldberg of KCSA Strategic Communications.
Special thanks to our Producer Nick Opich and Program Director Shea Gunther at Marijuana Today
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