CONVERSATIONS WITH CHANGEMAKERS

 

Interviews with Black Business Leaders Who Are Shaping the Industry

Otha Smith III, Founder & CEO of The Tetragram App

Otha Smith III, Founder & CEO of The Tetragram App

A born entrepreneur who started his first business as a teenager, Otha Smith III launched his new app, Tetragram, in order to give recreational and medical cannabis users a simple platform to share information and...

Vetra Stephens, CEO of Michigan’s “1st Quality Medz”

Vetra Stephens, CEO of Michigan’s “1st Quality Medz”

A serial entrepreneur and community advocate, Vetra Stephens is a Michigan powerhouse as co-founder and CEO of 1st Quality Medz medical and recreational dispensary, 2000+ plant cultivation facility, and new processing center. She’s the first business owner to bring...

Kevin Ford Jr, CEO of Uplift National

Kevin Ford Jr, CEO of Uplift National

A long-time cannabis advocate, Kevin Ford Jr. founded Uplift National – formerly known as Uplift Maryland – with a mission to end cannabis stigma and prepare diverse communities to participate in this rapidly growing...

Jeannette Ward Horton, Co-Founder of NuLeaf Project

Jeannette Ward Horton, Co-Founder of NuLeaf Project

Jeannette Ward Horton is co-founder of NuLeaf Project, an initiative to build wealth and opportunity via the legal cannabis industry for the communities most harmed by the war on drugs, specifically Black, Indigenous, and Latina/o/x communities. She sat down with Wana...