NDICA Collab Post Proposal


We’re teaming up with Cannaverse, a creative agency in the cannabis space, to give one lucky cannabis entrepreneur the chance to win a free logo suite design package! If you’d like to participate, follow this link and fill out the form with your most creative business idea. We’ll be waiting for your pitch!



NDICA is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to create an ethical and equitable cannabis industry to reduce barriers contributing to the lack of representation of those most impacted by the War on Drugs, including people of color and other marginalized community members.


The Social Equity Program is organized according to three tiers:




The social equity plan is a game changer for the cannabis industry, LA and POC. For the first time in history, POC will play a large role in the largest market in one of the largest industries.



Social Equity Past Events


Freeway Rick Ross

Author, Activist and Speaker/NDICA VP Community Outreach and Relations

Lanese Martin

Cannabis Commissioner for the City of Oakland and Co-Founder of Hood Incubator

Justin T. Wayne

Senator Justin Wayne Authored: Nebraska Hemp Bill and Social Equity Bill

Tiffany Bowden

Co-Founder of Minority Cannabis Business Association and Comfy Tree/ NDICA VP of Diversity and Educational Development

Bonita Bo Money

Founder NDICA and Women Abuv Ground

Fred Hicks

NDICA Director of Community Relations LA

Larisa Bolivar

Exec. Director of Cannabis Consumer Coalition/ NDICA Vice Chair & Co-Founder of TCMS Global

Eva Silva

V.P of Marketing and Media Relations  Former Editor of Sensi Magazine

We Should Be Pouring Time And Money Into Hemp, Period.

For centuries, North Americans have utilized hemp in their homes, diets, and health regimens. For decades, we’ve also turned to imported products to meet much of our growing need.
And now, after years of major change for US agriculture and industry, real investment in this versatile crop stands to significantly elevate our economy and quality of life for generations to come.

Picking The Brains Of Leading Female Cannabis Execs

We’d been thinking about doing a series on female leadership in the marijuana industry for quite some time; after all, women occupy more than one-third of executive positions in the space—well above the global average for all industries. It was, however, a panel held during the Viridian Cannabis Investment Series, a very-serious business event focused on diversity that provided the context we were looking for to get started: an article picking the brains of leading female cannabis execs.

Bonita “Bo” Money is using the cannabis industry to fight for racial justice

Bonita Money is exhausted. Worn out, she tells me, from a string of speaking engagements that had her traveling the world last year promoting her cannabis-based skin product, That Glass Jar. But the self-promotion helped to serve a larger mission that’s become Money’s true passion: ensuring that black people gain a foothold in the burgeoning cannabis business…

NDICA Diversity Alliance Takes Action For Minorities In The Cannabis Industry

One of the biggest problems in the cannabis industry is the racial disparity that occurs in marijuana arrests and incarcerations. More African Americans and Hispanics are arrested in connection with marijuana and subsequently jailed than Caucasians. However, according to the US Government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) 76% of the people that consume marijuana…

Cannabis convictions: the push to clear the records that ruin lives

Lorenze Lanier, 32, spent his first decade as an adult in and out of prison for non-violent drug offenses. “I was 18. I didn’t know what to do, so I started selling drugs,” he said. He was living on LA’s Skid Row when he “caught” his first felony. And when he realized how severely his criminal record curtailed his prospects, he felt he had no choice but to continue selling drugs.

Diversity & the Cannabis Industry: Latinos & Latinas

If you’re observant, you may look around you while in a dispensary and notice that the majority of the people behind the counter are white. You may also notice that the majority of the people in articles about the cannabis industry, as well as owners of cannabis businesses, are white — even in a state like Colorado where 21% of residents identify as Latino. On U.S…

A County In California’s Central Valley Is Hosting A Clinic To Help People Expunge Drug-Related Criminal Records

The National Diversity and Inclusion Cannabis Alliance (NDICA), the Fresno County Public Defender’s Office and Element 7 will host a free expungement clinic on Saturday, June 29, in Fresno, California, paving the way for residents with minor drug-related criminal records to enter the legal and licensed cannabis industry to gain meaningful employment.

How overturning marijuana convictions in California is saving lives

“First they got rich putting me in jail. Now they’re getting rich selling something that put me in jail.” Lorenze spent years in and out of jail, battling homelessness on LA’s Skid Row, because of a marijuana felony at 18. But now that weed is legal in California, a movement to expunge marijuana convictions is giving him a chance to earn a living wage and give back to his community

Free clinic aims to help Fresno residents clear their records of cannabis-related crimes

A free expungement clinic being held on Saturday is helping Fresno residents clear their records of crimes related to cannabis.
The Fresno County Public Defender’s Officer is teaming up with the National Diversity and Inclusion Cannabis Alliance and Element 7, a cannabis retail company, to host the free clinic.

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