Cannabis Social Equity Program

As a consultant with Elevate Impact, I support the City of Oakland by providing loan, grant underwriting and business consulting services to individuals who qualify and have been verified as part of the Cannabis Social Equity Program

In 2017 the Oakland City Council enacted this program - the nation's first cannabis equity program to promote equitable ownership and employment opportunities in the cannabis industry in order to decrease disparities in life outcomes for marginalized communities of color and address the disproportionate impacts of the war on drugs in those communities.