NDICA Newsletter December 2022

As we enter the holiday season, we at the National Diversity and Inclusion Cannabis Alliance (NDICA) want to take a moment to thank you for your continued support and partnership in our commitment to social justice and equity in the cannabis industry.

As we work towards building a more just and equitable world, we are proud to have collaborated with partners across the country in the month of November to make meaningful progress towards these goals. Here are a few of the highlights from the past month:

Grand Opening of Cookies Store in NYC with Branson

On October 30th, we were excited to join Cookies in celebrating the grand opening of their newest store in New York City with Branson. It was a great opportunity to see the incredible strides being made in the industry, and to connect with like-minded individuals.

Empowering Community Resource Fair & Expungement Clinic in Chicago

On November 10th, we partnered with Project Evolve and Olive-Harvey College for an Empowering Community Resource Fair & Expungement Clinic in Chicago. The event was a huge success, with attendees receiving valuable information and resources to help them navigate the process of record sealing and expungement.

Partnership with DoorDash and LA Regional Food Bank

We also partnered with DoorDash and the LA Regional Food Bank to deliver groceries to food-insecure residents within a 15-mile radius. By coming together as a community, we were able to make a tangible difference in the lives of those who need it most.

Los Angeles Expungement Clinic


Our Los Angeles Expungement Clinic on November 17th was also a great success, with attendees receiving legal support and guidance on record sealing and expungement. We were thrilled to be able to offer this service to those in need, and are grateful to our partners at Sole Folks for hosting us.

Partnership with Black Cannabis Magazine & Diversity Village at MJBizcon

We were honored to partner with Black Cannabis Magazine & Diversity Village at MJBizcon, where our Executive Director Bonita Money spoke on the first all-black panel on November 16th.

It was an incredible opportunity to discuss the current state and future of the industry, and to highlight the work being done to make the space more inclusive and equitable.

Shine Bright Community Center – Discover

We closed out November with NDICA Chicago hosting a Free Expungement Clinic & Community Resource Fair on November 30th from 11:00 – 3:00 PM at Shine Bright Community Center – Discover.

Thank you again for your continued support, and we wish you and your loved ones a happy and peaceful holiday season and see you next year.

Best regards,

National Diversity and Inclusion Cannabis Alliance (NDICA)

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