We’re onto part two of our special series highlighting the panels of the inaugural “KCSA Congressional Cannabis Day Forum” at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. As part of the event, KCSA gathered a host of some of the brightest minds in the industry for a series of panel discussions aimed at addressing critical issues relevant to the sector, including capital markets and banking, CBD/hemp, opioids, veterans’ issues and social justice.
In the second installment of this four part series, we hear from our Social Justice Panel. We were privileged to have with us, Dr. Chanda Macias, CEO of National Holistic Healing Center and Women Grow, Jeannette Ward Horton, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the NuLeaf Project, James Watts, Senior Consultant with Cage Free Cannabis, and Moderator Leah Heise, Chief Experience Officer at 4Front.
This was an incredible discussion about the need for social equity to be a key part of any conversation around cannabis legalization, what is and what is not working in regards to legislation aimed at tackling this issue, the lack of funding and access to capital that minority entrepreneurs face, and the potential solutions to providing greater opportunities to minorities within the industry.
So don’t sit back, lean forward and enjoy!
Links to guest’s social media:
- Leah Heise’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leah-heise-67093a21/
- Dr. Chanda Macias’ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chandamacias/
- National Holistic Healing Center Twitter: https://twitter.com/NHolisticDC
- Jeannette Ward Horton’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeannette-ward-horton-1614ab5/
- Jeannette Ward Horton’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeannetteaward
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This episode was hosted by Lewis Goldberg and Gretchen Gailey of KCSA Strategic Communications.
Special thanks to our Executive Producer Nick Opich and Program Director Shea Gunther at Marijuana Today
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