New York City Cannabis Czar Aims To Build Equitable Industry

By Lawrence Carrel, Forbes on June 6, 2023

“Let’s redefine what success looks like in the cannabis industry,” Dasheeda Dawson, New York City’s first “Cannabis Czar” told the largest B2B conference for the U.S. cannabis and hemp industry on Thursday.

In the keynote address to open the three-day Cannabis World Congress & Business (CWCB) Exposition in New York’s Jacob Javits Center, Dawson laid out her plans to make cannabis into an industry that “allows social equity businesses to scale while significantly maintaining their ownership as leaders, innovators, and changemakers.”

Equity is giving people what they need, when they need it and how they need it, said the founding director of Cannabis NYC. She told the many vendors from around the world who came to the U.S. to sell products and services to the cannabis industry, “That’s what we’re prioritizing.”

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