#WCW-Scheril Murray Powell, Esq

Today's Women in Cannabis Wednesday feature is a woman who has inspired me for a long time. Since she is the General Counsel for Minorities for Medical Marijuana, I have had access to her wisdom through my participation in the organization. AAAANNND, she was recently awarded the Cannabis Business Awards Industry MVP of 2018!

#WCW-Asabi Hayes, AKA “Queen Suga”

Mari-Jane Edibles is an herbal food and entertainment company based out of Southern California. Asabi Hayes (aka Queen Suga) is the founder/owner/culinary artist for Mari-Jane Edibles. Mari Jane Edibles not only  provides baked goods, but pairs wine with cannabis foods in a formal dining setting.

#WCW-Mama Ifrica

The Queen has produced such singles such as "Randy" and "Boxers and Stockings" which are a mainstay on local airwaves. Her music shows strong ties to her Rastafarian beliefs as most of her lyrics are laced with these principles. She has also amassed a large following due to the raw nature of her lyrics as she is not afraid to put her own struggles on display as is evident by songs such as "Daddy" and "Below the Waist".  

#WCW-Kiah Tolliver (Audio)

This proud U.S. Navy veteran has an extensive background in computer software and technology development. Just last year she left her position as a .NET developer for Cardinal Innovations Healthcare to join her husband as co-founders of Canna Trax. Did I already mention it's the FIRST Black owned merchant service platform?

#WCW-Tiffany Bowden (Audio)

So this should be a lively interview, right? Not exactly. Tiffany's road was paved with abuse, misogyny, and disloyalty. Although unfortunate, it isn't uncommon, even in the cannabis industry. Blogees, I charge you with changing your perspective and letting this sista have a voice.

#WCW-Yolanda Goff (Audio)

Meet Yolanda Goff, Founder and CEO of Vitality Consultant, Chief Creative Officer at Healthy Church People Wellness and Business Development Executive at HCPN Alliance. In addition to being an entrepreneur, she's a wellness educator, motivator, and business consultant. What I found so unique about Yolanda is her approach to cannabis in the religious community. Additionally, she is an advocate for more people of color to be have equity and decriminalization in medical cannabis.

#WCW-Dasheeda Dawson (Audio)

Let's get to know Dasheeda Dawson, powerhouse CEO of MJM Strategy, co-founder of Cannabis Education Advocacy Symposium and Expo, and fellow blogger of the WeedHead blog and interim Executive Director of the New Jersey Cannabis Commission. 

#WCW-Chirlane McCray

Meet Chirlane McCray, creator of ThriveNYC which is the most comprehensive mental health plan in the history of this nation! She's also the First Lady of New York City! She has an extensive background in public service, philanthropy, and advocacy for immigration, mental health, and now cannabis!