National CannaVote Expo Aims to Create a Space to Educate, Empower and Connect Individuals of Color about the Cannabis Industry
"CannaVote is a political concept derived from the need to have more people involved in the voting process. Since it has been well documented the largest voting group is between the ages of 18 to 35, the Co-Founders thought it was necessary to offer a reason for voting that resonates with that age group. Despite a host of issues to engage this powerful group of voters, there is no other issue that will bring them to voting polls other than the total legalization of cannabis. With that said we are creating a call to action in support of the Marijuana Justice Act."
During the Expo, there will be several panels such as Prison Reform, Women & Minorities in Cannabis, Candidates for Cannabis, Starting a Cannabis Business & Investing and more. In addition, there will be a Career Expo that will showcase information on Mental Health, Banking, Real Estate, Education, Medical Help and Strands. For interactive activities, there will be Entertainment, Puff & Paint, Games and also plenty of food.
The first round of speakers have been released and are listed below: Omar Tyree (Best-Selling Author, Investor), Ashley Picillo (Founder & CEO, Points Even Group), Jeanette Ward Horton, RChelle Lynn (Copywriter & Content Manager for Women & Minority Owned Cannabis & CBD Brands), Codie Sanchez (Investor & Partner, Cresco Capital Partners), NORML and DC Young Democrats. In addition, the first round of Moderators have been released and are listed as follows: Zewiditu (Creative), Sheika Reid (National Committeewoman for the DC Young Democrats for America) and Kian Brown (Founder, Achieve Brand).
When asked about creating the concept of the National CannaVote Expo, the Co-Founders collectively stated "We believe there is a need for such an expo as National CannaVote and especially in the Nation's Capital. There are many events, town halls we have attended and we don't see enough individuals of color in those spaces. More education is needed in our Community so more can learn on how the Cannabis industry works, to learn about the many options exist with creating a career in this industry and the politics surrounding Cannabis".
For more information on the National CannaVote Expo and to secure your tickets, please visit www.cannavote.us. In addition, interested individuals and businesses who would like to vend, please send an inquiry to email@example.com. To keep up with the conversation and updates on Social Media, make sure to follow @NationalCannavote on Instagram and follow #NationalCannavoteExpo hashtag. If you're a media outlet interested in interviewing the Co-Founders, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.