Hey hey hey blogees, a week feels like such a long time, doesn’t it? Well, I wouldn’t say I’ve been too busy to blog, but definitely tired AF! Blame it on the weather, too much holiday food, or consuming indicas when I know I’m a sativa person. Regardless, I’m halfway through this kale smoothie and ready to introduce another illustrious feature for #WomenInCannabisWednesday!
Meet Chanda Macias, she’s a MMJ consultant and owner of the National Holistic Healing Center Medical Marijuana Dispensary (NHHC), located in Washington D.C. By the way, it’s the number ONE dispensary in D.C. Just had to throw that in there.
In 2001, before she ventured into cannabis, she was a cell biology specialist at Howard University, which is where she earned her P.H.D. in cell biology. Go HBCUs!! Oh, and the same year she graduated, she was also hired by Colgate-Palmolive as a research scientist. Uh, hello!!
In addition to her current position and academic contributions to minorities in cannabis, she is the Maryland/D.C. chapter leader of Women Grow, member of the advisory board for MMJ at Southern University in Louisiana, and she’s a mother!
What I enjoyed learning about Lady Macias is her perseverance to ESTABLISH minority presence in this industry. Research, research, research! She is more concerned with providing clients real knowledge and effectively enhancing their treatments with cannabis. He medical and scientific background provided a necessary foundation to her accomplishments.
Colleges and universities are starting to integrate cannabis education into their curriculums, some even offering degrees in the field. Chanda blazed a trail for many minorities by continuing her education and dedicating her talents to the science and business of cannabis. It’s no question she faced opposition, bunk contracts, discrimination, inflated distributor prices, etc but she pressed forth. So it should be no surprise why she is this week’s Clear As Smoke #WCW.
Check out her site and if you’re in the D.C. area, make sure to pay the NHHC a visit!
Here’s a video of Chanda speaking to Women Grow Speak at a Women Grow event in Washington, D.C. The video is edited to begin with her, but feel free to watch in its entirety!
Learn more about Women Grow: Women Grow
Great articel from MJBIz Magazine website on Chanda: MJBiz Article
This post is dedicated to Wesdae.