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Inside Cannabis Social Equity in Colorado: The Update

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM MDT

Challenges, Choices, and Opportunities: We invite you to join the Black Cannabis Equity Initiative for a Zoom meeting, covering updates on social equity applicants, hemp, state & city navigation, research & development.

Agenda: Special Presentations and Discussion on Proposition 119-Cannabis Industry Sales Tax

  • 3:10 PM Med Pharm Research & Development Corner
    • Dr. Duncan Mackie, MedPharm
  • 3:20 PM City of Denver Social Update
    • Tristan Watkins, Director, CO Cannabis Business Office
  • 3:25 PM City of Denver Social Update
    • Joey Pena, Cannabis Navigator, City & County of Denver
  • 3:30 PM Colorado Hemp Update Panel
    • Cindy Sovine, Lobbyist, Sovine Consulting
    • Sherman Johnson, Owner, House of Hemp
  • 3:45 PM Social Equity Applicants
    • Michael Diaz Rivera
    • Willie Denney
    • Aja Palomino
    • Curtis Washington
    • Laron Bradford
  • 4:15 PM What’s the Deal with Proposition 119? Points of View (For and Against)
    • Damion Lee Natali, VP of Policy and Strategic Philanthropy, Gary Community Ventures
    • Joe Megyesy, Member, Cannabis Community for Fairness and Safety Committee

Meeting ID: 875 6977 4460

Passcode: 157966

For more information, contact John Bailey at or 720-629-0964