The mission of Equity First Alliance is to harness the political power of cannabis organizers that work at the intersection of the cannabis industry, racial equity, and reparative justice. Through education, mobilization, dialogue, engagement, and collective action, we work to advance equity in the cannabis industry, to repair harms of the War on Drugs, and to seek justice for those who have been most harmed by it.
EQUITY FIRST ALLIANCE MEMBERS
Asian Americans for Cannabis Education (AACE) connects and empowers Asian communities to educate the public on cannabis issues, news, and policy affecting Asians worldwide.
Cage-Free Cannabis is a Los Angeles-based Benefit corporation that helps the cannabis industry repair harms of the War on Drugs.
Cage-Free Repair is a non-profit, fiscally sponsored project of the Social Good Fund, that advocates for equity, justice, and repair in the cannabis industry.
In existence since 1970, the NORML Foundation sponsors public advertising campaigns to better educate the public about marijuana and alternatives to current marijuana policy; provides legal assistance and support to victims of the current laws; and undertakes relevant research.
The Chicago chapter supports this mission and, strives specifically to educate and motivate communities of color to destigmatize and accept the cannabis plant as a vehicle for health & wellness, political, and economic empowerment.
Cristina Buccola Counsel PLLC is retained by cannabis and hemp companies, lifestyle and wellness entrepreneurs, media outlets, investors, and artists to advise on M&A matters and investment opportunities, to design brand protection and licensing programs, to develop strategic ventures, and to manage day-to-day legal needs. She also assists cannabis and hemp producers, processors, wholesalers, retailers, and applicants in navigating the legal, licensing, regulatory, and operational challenges they face.
At Humble Bloom we collaboratively curate the culture of cannabis, breaking stigma, elevating brands with integrity, forging partnership with thought leaders and experts, providing consultative support to humanize growing brands, and connecting diverse communities through plant education, advocacy and inclusive immersive experiences.
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches is a network of 45 African American congregations that span Los Angeles County. The organization was founded in 1994 to address hopelessness and despair in the African American community. The mission of the organization is to build the capacity of clergy, lay, and community leaders to revitalize their communities.
LARRP is a network of public, community and faith-based agencies and advocates working together to ensure that our reentry system meets the needs of our agencies, communities, and the people we serve, both in terms of capacity and public policy.
We are a nonprofit 501(c)(4) Minnesota cannabis legalization advocacy organization working to build a powerful statewide grassroots campaign, i.e. a movement of the people organized to demand that our state legislators end the senseless, expensive, corrupt, structurally racist, and failed war against cannabis consumers.
Minorities for Medical Marijuana is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to cultivating a culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought, experience and opportunities are valued, respected, appreciated and celebrated. M4MM will serve as a resource to our community by providing information, referrals, advocacy, coordination and education regarding cannabis legislation, events, activities, initiatives and discussions.
The mission of NDICA is to create an ethical and fair market to reduce barriers contributing to the lack of representation of minorities and marginalized community members in the cannabis industry.
The Seattle Peoples Party is a community-centered grassroots political party led by and accountable to the people most requiring access and equity in the City of Seattle. SPP recognizes the troublesome nature of the current political structure and seeks to be a meaningful alternative. Acknowledging the need for cautious and thoughtful participation in the political structure, we understand political participation to be only a portion of many necessary strategic steps towards justice for all.
The San Fernando Valley Cannabis Coalition seeks to educate, engage and empower the SFV on all things surrounding cannabis. We are a coalition of cannabis entrepreneurs, community organizations and political organizations.
Tracey Henry Consulting (a.k.a. THC) is a boutique public relations and strategic brand consulting firm created to support the cannabis lifestyle and industry.
Tree Femme Collective is a global community of artists, educators, activists and storytellers working at the intersection of activism, media, and the cannabis industry. Our work is created through the lens of intersectional feminism and social justice.
Our mission is to normalize cannabis use for womxn by providing education and working to create a socially equitable industry for all people. We manifest this intention through photo and film projects, community events, and working with like minded companies and organizations to bring projects with integrity into the world.
We BAKED (We Bring Awareness & Knowledge Educating Demographics) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that educates and advocates for underserved and disadvantaged communities by touching on the 5 points of the cannabis plant (Medicinal, Social, Economic, Philosophical, & Systemic). We BAKED provides this knowledge to the community through classes, community outreach, special events, e-mails and nutritional demos.
The Youth Justice Coalition (YJC) is working to build a youth, family, and formerly and currently incarcerated people’s movement to challenge America’s addiction to incarceration and race, gender and class discrimination in Los Angeles County’s, California’s and the nation’s juvenile and criminal injustice systems. The YJC’s goal is to dismantle policies and institutions that have ensured the massive lock-up of people of color, widespread law enforcement violence and corruption, consistent violation of youth and communities’ Constitutional and human rights, the construction of a vicious school-to-jail track, and the build-up of the world’s largest network of jails and prisons.
LA County Board of Supervisors Cannabis Advisory Working Group Member. Advocating for Responsible Cannabis Policy.
CCA’s goal is to help empower the next generation of socially responsible cannabis entrepreneurs through education and advocacy targeting mainstream. CCA’s seeks to bridge the gap between mainstream non profits and the cannabis industry.
Cannabis Equity is an online policy and research hub supporting racial and economic equity in cannabis.
Our mission is to foster the creation of communities actively working to address the inequalities and systemic barriers that make sustainable communities and self-reliant life-styles unattainable. We are committed to supporting and creating justice-driven community-based programs and educational initiatives, which seek to foster dialogue, and create awareness and critical consciousness. We envision equitable, healthful and sustainable communities that are self-reliant, inter-relating and where every individual has the support and resources needed to develop to their fullest capacity.
Organized in Dec 2017, The Green Believers Meet up Los Angeles brings together the black church, other religious and spiritual people together to discuss cannabis related racial equity, job creation and wellness medicine for all in California. After the passage of Proposition 64, our faith-based network under the umbrella of Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches decided to form a cannabis focused meet-up for purpose of serving underserved populations like blacks and women in LA and to create pathways for black people in Los Angeles enter the legal cannabis business.
The Massachusetts recreational cannabis industry has the ability to create jobs, provide consumers with better choice, enable a competitive market, and avoid disparate impacts on vulnerable communities. The Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council, MRCC, continuously works with local and state governmental bodies to ensure the safety and well being of recreational marijuana consumers, marijuana businesses, and the general public.
Guided explorations to embody higher self living.
The Small Farm Alliance of Cannabis Growers is a group of farmers working to ensure social and environmental justice for cannabis growers in New York State.
At Public Health Advocates, we promote health and eliminate health disparities by transforming neighborhoods into places that nurture well-being.
NORML focuses on supporting the legalization or decriminalization of marijuana in the United States
The San José Cannabis Equity Working Group is a collection of local industry professionals pursuing the establishment of a cannabis equity program for recreational cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and sale in the City of San José.
SJCEWG represents over 20 years of hands on experience in the cannabis industry and are purposefully diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.
Support us on our journey @sjcewg.
CannabiSWK provides resources to individuals and communities who have been harmed by the war on drugs. CannabiSWK advocates, educates and works to connect service providers to clients who use cannabis without judgment and with a great understanding of cannabis’s therapeutic benefits.
Survivors for Cannabis is a space for survivors of sexual trauma who choose cannabis to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD. Through collective research, learning and advocacy both online and with local chapters, SfC fights the many layers of stigma around cannabis, mental illness, sexual violence, and survival.
The Hood Incubator works to increase the participation of Black and Brown communities in the legal cannabis industry. Through our three core areas of work – community organizing, policy advocacy, and economic development – we are creating a healthy and sustainable ecosystem of industry access, resources, and support that benefits, rather than harms, Black and Brown communities.
Cannaclub at UCLA is an official student organization focused on the cannabis space. Our goals are to crush the stigma surrounding cannabis through education and to connect students with opportunities in the expanding legal industry.
Veterans Health Solutions is a non-profit public benefit corporation dedicated to educating and advocating for access to the alternative and holistic use of hemp for our minority veteran and underserved population.
We formed alliances with like-minded organizations and instruct the community about the benefits and medicinal use of hemp by holding workshops and presentations from a grass roots level.
Youth Forward is a new and growing organization dedicated to supporting disadvantaged youth and youth of color through education and community action. While the organization is currently focused on the impact of marijuana legalization on children and families, Youth Forward intends to address other issues affecting vulnerable youth as the organization grows. In addition to its own policy work, Youth Forward assists other organizations with strategic support in the areas of youth organizing, policy research, and organizational development.