Our Mission

NDICA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to create an ethical and equitable cannabis industry to reduce barriers contributing to the lack of representation of those most impacted by the War on Drugs, including people of color and other marginalized community members.

Our team aligns with innovative thinkers and leaders to create guidance and mentorship for the markets we serve. By bringing together government agencies, industry leaders, practitioners and intellectuals through forums, expungement clinics, trainings, think tanks and a thriving online community, NDICA provides the necessary technical expertise and resources to succeed in the cannabis and non-cannabis industries.

Board Members


VP of Education



Ron Odum

Board Member
Juan Aguirre

BSN, RN Secretary, National Diversity and Inclusion Cannabis Alliance (NDICA) - Illinois Chapter

Juan Aguirre, BSN, RN was born in Chicago, Illinois. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan School of Nursing in 2019. His career experience includes working as a co-owner and Director of Nursing at the Yard Illinois and overseeing COVID operations at Alivio Medical Center. Additionally, Juan is a Gates Millenium Scholar, board member at the National Diversity & Inclusion Cannabis Alliance (NDCIA), and former candidate for United States Congress.

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