How to Start and Market Your CBD Company

(Originally published on GreenEntrepreneur.com August 21, 2018) Cannabis is big business and big news. The public is being inundated with information– whether it’s about legalization in a new state or an entire country (Hey, Canada!), products or investment opportunities – “green” is the new black. When it comes to cannabis and its many benefits, THC [Tetrahydrocannabinol], […]

5 Reasons Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Are Essential in the Cannabis Industry Business

(Originally published Entrepreneur.com on August 13, 2018) The cannabis sector is one of America’s fastest growing industries. Thirty states have passed medical marijuana laws, and nine of those allow adult use. Nearly two-thirds of Americans support legalization. Despite the influx of consumer interest and cash, people of color are increasingly being left out of the green […]

Why Your Cannabis Business Is Failing & How You Can Fix It

(Originally published on GreenEntrepreneur.com October 27, 2017 ) When it comes to cannabis, most entrepreneurs have a major benefit — it’s an easy sale. If you grow it (then trim it, process it and market it) they will come. With the ever-expanding cannabis industry comes the proliferation of vendors and subsequently, competition. This problem prompts the question, […]

Product Review: High Hemp Wraps

The Urban Dictionary defines a “blunt” as a cigar hollowed out and filled with marijuana. Essentially, you are rolling your cannabis with a tobacco-based wrap instead of another form of rolling paper. Who here smokes blunts? *raises hand* 🙋🏾‍♂️ Who here smokes cigarettes? What do those two things have in common? Tobacco. Now everyone is entitled […]

Friday, July 28th – Cannabis Marketing Seminar with Philippa Burgess & Dasheeda Dawson

I am very excited to be a featured expert on the Cannabis Marketing Seminar hosted by Philippa Burgess. Join us as we discuss the importance of re-branding Cannabis and key ways businesses can capitalize on the transition to mainstream while contributing to the sustainability of the overall industry. Register here for FREE! When: Friday, July […]

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Why Cannabis Entrepreneurs Should Start Calling Marijuana Its Rightful Name

I’m not saying all consumers should stop using the long-standing, underground, street nicknames for Cannabis. I am partial to calling the plant “Trees” or “Green” — my not-so-subtle way to communicate with fellow users in the past. However, nicknames are generally only used with family and close friends. And I would argue that the general […]

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In Arizona Cannabis, Black Excellence Equates to Fraud

** Undo the Untruths ** People who believe in the importance of pulling oneself up by his/her own bootstraps should try living in poor urban neighborhoods; like the one in which I grew up. There, survival of the fittest is the code of the streets.  Twenty five years ago, East New York embodied the concrete […]

Lifestyle Product Review: AnnaBis Handbag

Top of my holiday favorites this year is hands down a new AnnaBis luxury aroma-bloc handbag!! 🙏🏾🙏🏾Just got the “Whoopee” in red tooled a month ago annnnd now I need a few more! This is totally my work-to-play swag for in-the-work tote or dolo at a #tgif happy hour like tonight! So what’s inside my AnnaBis […]

Officially The WeedHead – Welcome!!!

The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained. But surely I never expected, through so much pain of unexpectedly losing my mom exactly 4 months ago, that I would find so much clarity and purpose in my life so quickly. Today is really hard–as is everyday–but knowing I’m starting […]