1177 Bedford Ave Brooklyn
A first for the cannabis industry, people of color being honored for their contributions in education, diversity, advocacy and demonstrations of courage.
Sirita Wright – EstroHaze – EstroHaze was founded by three determined women, Kali Wilder, Safon Floyd and Sirita Wright hell-bent on a mission to educate the masses on the many career and lifestyle benefits of cannabis.
Mary Pryor – Cannaclusive – Cannaclusive was created to facilitate fair representation of minority cannabis consumers. The founders were inspired by the growing opportunities yet disappointed by the diversity issues taking root in mainstream cannabis culture.
Gia Moron – Women Grow -Women Grow was created to connect, educate, inspire and empower the next generation of cannabis industry leaders by creating programs, community and events for aspiring and current business executives. Founded in 2014 in Denver, Women Grow is a for-profit entity that serves as a catalyst for women to influence and succeed in the cannabis industry.
Reverend Anthony Trufant – Emmanuel Baptist Church -Emmanuel Baptist Church is a Baptist megachurch in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn on the northwest corner of Lafayette Avenue and St. James Place. The senior pastor is Anthony L. Trufant who in February, 2019, hosted an all day forum titled, The Business of Cannabis, attended by close to 1,000 people.