LET'S BUD TOGETHER! Breakfast Networking Mixer at SECCExpo Encourages Diversity in the Cannabis Business
LOS ANGELES – As thousands are expected to convene on the waterfront in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. for the SECCExpo June 9-11, 2017 at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, marijuana maven Bonita “Bo” Money is inviting cannabis convention goers to a breakfast networking mixer, and addressing the issue of diversity in the cannabis business. Hosted by WAG in conjunction with Minorities for Marijuana, the breakfast will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, located at 1881 SE 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale. The event is free and open to the public, and attendees will receive complimentary tickets to the SECCExpo. For more information, call 206-731-9139 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded by Money, WAG is a professional cannabis networking organization, based in Los Angeles, dedicated to educating and empowering minority women in the cannabis industry. Money is one of the few women of color in the emerging, billion dollar cannabis business. By providing resources and supporting women of color in the cannabis industry, the organization is creating a diversified culture, celebrating the brilliance of women entrepreneurs, business owners and community leaders. In February, WAG honored Emmy-winning talk show host Montel Williams with its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award for using his celebrity to bring awareness to medical cannabis for treatment of chronic illnesses. He will be a keynote speaker at the SECCExpo.
For more information about Women Abuv Ground, visit WomenAbuvGround.com.
The breakfast networking mixer will discuss diversity in the booming cannabis business and ways to cultivate cannabis leaders and influencers in under-represented communities of color. Although cannabis is big business, Money said that African Americans and Latinos are poised to miss the “green rush” for several reasons – that is, the lack of information about the legal use of medical marijuana; the cultural stigma associated with marijuana; the expensive start-up and application fees; and most importantly, the racial discrimination tied to drugs. “African American and Latino communities have been disproportionately affected by the war on drugs, leading to mass incarceration,” she said. Because of criminal records, a large percentage of minorities are unable to participate in the business of cannabis due to state laws governing the industry. “Still, there are so many opportunities to be involved in the cannabis business without ever touching the plant,” she added. “So, let’s bud together!”
Thanks to the de-regulation of marijuana for medical and recreational use, the cannabis business is exploding, with sales estimated to reach $7 billion this year. It’s projected that the cannabis industry will top $35 billion annually by 2020.
WANT TO GO?
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Let’s Bud Together Breakfast Networking Mixer
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
1881 SE 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33316
8 to 10 a.m.
The event is free and open to the public, and attendees will receive complimentary tickets to the SECCExpo.
ABOUT THE SOUTHEAST CANNABIS CONFERENCE EXPO (SECCExpo)
Thousands are expected to convene on the waterfront in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. for the SECCExpo June 9-11, 2017 at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, located at 1950 Eisenhower Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Sponsored by Weedmaps, the SECCExpo is the premier professional and educational medical cannabis conference, brining together experts from around the country to network and share the latest information about the rapidly changing cannabis industry. The conference offers the perfect environment for industry members, entrepreneurs, community leaders, companies and job seekers to network and learn about the rapidly expanding cannabis industry and changing culture. The conference will feature a variety of speakers, addressing an assortment of issues related to the cannabis industry – such as legislation, advocacy, banking and finance, healthcare and wellness, and product trends. For more information, visit SECCEpo.com
ABOUT BONITA “BO” MONEY | cannapreneur + marijuana maven
A cannapreneur, Bonita “Bo” Money is one of the few women of color in the emerging, billion dollar cannabis business. She’s the creator of That Glass Jar ™ , a cannabis-infused topical, and founder of Women Abuv Ground, a networking organization, dedicated to introducing the cannabis business, namely to women of color. visit WomenAbuvGround.com. Women Abuv Ground (WAG) launched its networking organization with a splashy, pre-Grammy Awards party with plenty of cannabis-infused food and wine, plus edibles and cotton candy! The CannaCool Lounge was held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Casa Vertigo in downtown Los Angeles. Emmy Award-winning TV personality Montel Williams received WAG’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award for using his celebrity to bring awareness to medical cannabis for treatment of chronic illnesses.
Born in Seoul, Korea, and raised in Monterey, CA, Money began her research of the cannabis industry and became very interested in the healing properties of cannabis. Money created That Glass Jar ™ , an organic, herbal cannabis-infused cream that cures Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus , commonly known as MRSA. That Glass Jar ™ has been an effective treatment for drug-resistant bacteria like MRSA. The cannabis-infused cream proves scientific studies that show that cannabis have antibacterial properties. That Glass Jar ™ can treat a variety of ailments from sun burns, eczema and psoriasis to arthritis, fibromyalgia and some forms of skin cancer.
Because of her presence in the cannabis industry, Money was featured in Variety magazine and named to LA Weekly’s annual “People List 2017.”
Variety Magazine/(April 11, 2017)/LEGALIZATION AND ENTERTAINMENT SECTION | page 72 (featured ad on page 79) | PDF link below:
LA Weekly | People List 2017