June 14, 2022

Natural High Co. Celebrates Black Changemakers in Cannabis in Honor of Juneteenth

June 14, 2022
Natural High Co. presents Plates and Plants

Natural High Company is hosting its inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, June 17th at 6p. We want everyone to have a seat at the table to share in fellowship, impactful dialogue and meaningful solutions to ensure Black, Brown, LGBTQIA+ and community ally voices continue to make a difference in cannabis equity. The dinner will celebrate 10 Black Changemakers in Cannabis and will feature a 7-course menu from renowned Chef Andrea Drummer. 

We are excited to bring the Plates & Plants experience to the West Coast for a special Juneteenth celebration to honor Black legends and trailblazers in the industry including confirmed guests: Virgil Grant (California Cannabis), Kika Keith & Haquika Howze (Gorilla Rx Wellness), Shanel Lindsey (Ardent), Whitney Beatty & Ebony Andersen (Josephine & Billie’s), Shonitria Anthony (Bluntblowinmama), Corvain Cooper (40tons), Chris Ball (Ball Family Farms) and more. The event will also feature a signature #CannabisCandid interview with Pineapple Express CEO Shawn Credle and a collaborative dinner conversation led by our Unity Partner and Latinx brand, HUMO

Plates and Plants Cannabis Culinary Event

Plates & Plants is an infused culinary and cannabis educational experience created to elevate the senses and allow consumers a unique cannabis experience. We offer the opportunity for a complete sensory adventure for the canna-curious and connoisseur alike. This includes sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell. Our goal is to create a luxe and intimate cannabis experience, while also expanding mindsets, educating, and normalizing the plant. 

DATE/TIME: Friday, June 17, 2022

6:00 – 10:30 pm 

LOCATION: Secret Garden Lofts (Hollywood, CA) 

The Plates & Plants experience and activations are made possible in part by the following partnerships and sponsors: Select, HUMO, SeaWeed, Maven, BESO Wellness, Drew Martin, Sonder, Mad Lilly, Kanha, Beastie Media House, Zenco Life, MyBudVase, Begin to Blossom and Designs by HER. 

Gifting sponsors include: Ardent, Front Row Travels, Greenish Vibez, My Bud Vase, RICH & ROSE, Queen Mary, Grizzly Peak/Soulja Exoctics, Clade 9, Stone Road, ROVE, Pilgrim Soul, King Palm, Blazy Susan, JTT Accessories, Bluntblowinmama, The Executive Sweet, Free My Weedman, Caasi Products , Tonic CBD, Caledonia Cannabis, Buena Botanicals, Blaqstar Farms, 93.Wellness, House of Tyne and Hemp Ice Factory. 

During the experience we will also raise funds to donate a small business grant to a BIPOC woman-owned cannabis start-up. 

It is essential that the cannabis industry support minority and women-owned businesses in the industry, as well as consistently practice inclusivity and representation of the communities that have been so deeply affected by the prohibition of the plant, which helps so many. Through advocacy, education, and legislation we intend to change the narrative in our minority communities, encourage normalization, and support the reform needed to decriminalize and rectify the sentences of those caught in the crossfire of the War on Drugs

You can purchase tickets and learn more here.

Here’s some footage from the last Plates and Plants event:

The Plates and Plants event in 2021

Chef Andrea Drummer 

Chef Drummer’s culinary experience dates back to her childhood in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She first learned basics of cooking by watching and helping her mother at age 6. In the midst of a successful career in the business world, Chef Drummer realized that she could no longer ignore her life passion of cooking. After honing her palette living in Miami, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Brooklyn, she left corporate America to attend Le Cordon Bleu in Los Angeles, CA. Since graduating she has worked for Michelin starred chefs and renowned restaurateurs such as Neal Fraser and Thomas Keller. She was also the chef for the Executive Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles and now owns a unique California base cooperative, Elevation VIP. Recently the cooperative was featured on the Chelsea Handler Netflix docu-series, Chelsea Does. 

Chef Drummer continues to be a staunch advocate for the cannabis community. She also dedicates her time to educating the community on proper dosing and healthy diet. Ms. Drummer is lighting up the competition, with her recent victory of a cannabis cooking competition at the Culinary and Cannabis Expo. Ms. Drummer is scheduled to appear on various TV cooking shows and other events throughout the nation. 

Natural High Company 

NATURAL HIGH CO is a high lifestyle & wellness brand created for the cannabis aficionado, novice, and holistic wellness enthusiast. We look to establish and nurture a transformational space that appeals to both the curious and vested consumer while embracing normalization plant medicine. Our focus is to create and provide unique curated experiences, products and client services for the holistic wellness industry. As a Black, woman-owned business, it is also our desire to amplify the Black and Brown experience in the cannabis industry and drive the need to not only legalize marijuana, but legalize it right in emerging markets nationally.

CONTACT: For press inquiries please contact Lori O. Lord lori@naturalhighco.com 832.715.1289. For partnership inquiries please contact Alycia Hightower alycia@naturalhighco.com 713.885.5440. 

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