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Cannabis Forum: Creating Equality & Economic Justice in Cannabis

How can the cannabis industry grow in a manner that supports equality of economic opportunity and social justice for individuals and communities disproportionately affected by the war on drugs? At the Cannabis Forum next month we will explore potential answers to that vitally important question with the help of Rashaan Everett, the CEO of Good Tree Holdings LLC, and Willie Mack, Co-founder & President, Think BIG.

Everett and Mack are two cannabis entrepreneurs who have made economic equality and social justice a core tenet of their businesses. Everett is the CEO of Good Tree Holdings, LLC, a vertically integrated cannabis startup that provides resources and training to social equity applicants, while Mack is a brand marketing executive, creative director and photographer focused on removing the stigma associated with cannabis at Think BIG, a consulting firm driving entrepreneur-led economic development.

The panel discussion will examine how the cannabis movements fit into broader social and criminal justice efforts, and the important role cannabis-based food and beverage entrepreneurs can play in creating a fair and healthy business ecosystem for this nascent industry. They’ll also discuss their work to support minority-led small businesses, how they are helping redefine the context around cannabis consumption, and how the industry can take collective steps towards inclusion and equality.

In addition, the full Cannabis Forum Summer 2019 agenda features industry trailblazers that will explore growth strategies, best practices, brand case studies and more. Plenty of time will be left to network, ask questions, and build partnerships in this rapidly evolving industry.

The Cannabis Forum takes place the Friday following NOSH Live and BevNET Live industry conferences, on Friday, June 14th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at CNVS Midtown NYC.

Cannabis curious food and beverage professionals have registered for the one-day event, and the full list of registered companies has been released. Only 14 days remain to register and join them. Attendees of either NOSH Live or BevNET Live will be offered an add-on ticket for $499. Individual Cannabis Forum tickets are available for $999 per person.

Additional information can be found on the Cannabis Forum Summer 2019 website. If your company is interested in generating additional industry exposure, sponsorship opportunities are still available.

About Cannabis Forum

The Cannabis Forum for Food and Beverage, presented by BevNET and NOSH, is taking place on Friday, June 14th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at CNVS Midtown NYC, located at 635 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036.

About BevNET Live

BevNET Live Summer 2019 will return to the Metropolitan West in New York, NY on June 12th and 13th. A Beverage School for new companies will also be held on Tuesday, June 11th at no additional cost.

BevNET Live is the premiere event for beverage brands, distributors, service providers, retailers and investors to discuss what’s next for the industry. With the industry’s foremost speakers and our New Beverage Showdown, BevNET Live attracts hundreds of brands to each event.

About NOSH Live

NOSH hosts conferences twice a year to help develop and fuel the growth of entrepreneurial Natural, Organic, Sustainable and Healthy (NOSH) packaged food companies and service providers. NOSH Live Summer 2019 will return to the Metropolitan West in New York, NY on June 10th and 11th. A Boot Camp for new companies will also be held on Sunday, June 9th at no additional cost.

NOSH events are two-day, cutting-edge industry conferences that drive valuable connections and promote the exchange of strategies and ideas. Specific to CPG food companies, the conference program explores growth strategy, sales, marketing, investment, and more through case-based presentations and panels by an all star roster of speakers.