Cannabis advocates and cannapreneurs will talk about the emerging billion dollar cannabis business at a panel discussion covering the topic “The California Green Rush: How to Get Involved in the Billion Dollar Cannabis Business.”
Presented by the networking organizations Women Abuv Ground (WAG) and Men Abuv Ground (MAG), the event takes place at 6 pm on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Café Club Fais Do-Do, located at 5257 W. Adams Blvd. in Los Angeles.
The panelists are former NFL Super Bowl winner Marvin Washington; cannapreneur Bonita “Bo” Money, founder of WAG; and legal eagle Ariel Clark of the Cannabis Task Force. The panel discussion will be moderated by LA Weekly journalist, Dennis Romero.
WAG and MAG are professional networking organizations, dedicated to educating and empowering people of color in the emerging cannabis industry. The panel discussion is part of WAG’s “Knowledge and Network” networking events.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For ticket information, visit WAGKnowledge.eventbrite.com.
Meet the Panelists:
Bonita “Bo” Money – A woman in weed, cannapreneur, Money is one of the few women of color in the emerging, billion dollar cannabis business. Born in Seoul, Korea, and raised in Monterey, CA, she is the co-creator of That Glass Jar™ , a cannabis-infused topical, and founder of Women Abuv Ground (WAG), a professional networking organization dedicated to educating and empowering minority women in the emerging cannabis industry. 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. Learn more about Women Abuv Ground.
Marvin Washington — a former NFL player, Washington retired after 11 years, playing with three different teams – that is, the New York Jets, the Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers. He was a member of the Denver Broncos 1998 Super Bowl winning team and was voted by Sports Illustrated as the 36th best New York Jet of all-time. A voice for former players in the NFL’s concussion lawsuit, Washington addresses the truth about the outcome as well as the effects of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Now an advocate for all-natural, non-habit forming cannabis, Washington is speaking out on the topic of using cannabinoids as neuroprotectants as well as ways to alleviate the nation’s number one health epidemic – that is, prescription opioid abuse and addiction.
Ariel Clark -- Clark is a founding partner of Clark Neubert, LLP, a leading law firm in the California and national cannabis industry, and the chair of the Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force. The task force is dedicated to creating a fair and vibrant cannabis industry in the city of Los Angeles by establishing a safe, lawful, and responsible local licensing system that aligns with the business and license categories authorized by California state law. Clark’s clients include licensed dispensaries, growers, and manufacturers in various states, including California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, and Michigan. Clark earned her juris doctor ‘s degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), and was awarded a bachelor’s degree, with honors, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her professional affiliations include member of the California State Bar and Venice Chamber of Commerce, board member for California NORML, founder of Elevate LA (a Los Angeles cannabis industry based nonprofit), member of and policy advisor to California Growers Association, and member of the National Cannabis Industry Association, the Drug Policy Alliance, the National Lawyers Guild, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Learn more about the Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force.