Parallel is proud to partner with Black CannaBusiness to launch the  Black Cannabusiness “CEO Intensive,” which is an executive-level series intended to accelerate the growth of high-potential businesses of color in the cannabis industry.   

April 21 - June 2

Northeast Reginal Cohort

CEO Intensive

The legal cannabis industry presents a once in a generation opportunity for individuals and communities to build wealth.  Whether through employment or entrepreneurship, our industry is in a unique position to help create real opportunities for economic empowerment in underserved communities.  

The CEO Intensive will be a holistic business accelerator program, intended to build off of the momentum from last year’s Hot Box pitch competition in New Orleans. We call on the regulators and legislators in the states we work in, to create real social equity programs and policies that prioritize helping entrepreneurs from underserved communities. 

  • Priority application review; with reduced application fees  
  • Low to no interest loans and grants for startup cannabis businesses 
  • State level tax exemptions for legitimate businesses expenses  
  • State funded business training and workforce development  
  • Stringent Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) goals with real accountability for meeting those goals 

Big Cannabis Should Make a Big Impact

Parallel and our associated brands (Surterra, goodblend and NETA) are proud to launch a series of bold campaigns designed to empower our customers and the communities we serve to gain destigmatized access to cannabis for their health and well-being, as well as access to opportunities for economic empowerment and generational wealth building.

Contact your Legislator!

Currently there is legislation pending with the MA Joint Committee on the Judiciary in relation to expungement and sealing. 

  • H.1763/S.1037. An Act providing easier and greater access to record sealing, sponsored by Rep. Malia and Sen. Friedman, and  
  • H.1908/S.932. An Act providing for certificates of rehabilitation, second chances, increased success, and community prosperity, sponsored by Rep. Ultrino and Sen. Brownsberger 

Please call or email your State Representative or Senator and ask for their support on these bills. To find your legislator, Click Here.

At Parallel, we are fortunate to have a privileged position in an industry that can truly transform  lives.  Unfortunately, many of the people who built the foundation that allows this legal industry to thrive are still incarcerated or dealing with the challenges of having cannabis charges on their record.

We are engaging in our communities to push for “Automatic Expungement Now.”  Nobody should have a criminal record for possessing or interacting with a product that is legal or decriminalized in many states.


If you have been a victim of the “War on Drugs” and are willing to share your story, we need your help to end these hypocritical policies.

Upcoming Events
Name Date Location  
420 Celebration Mixer Friday, April 22 | 6pm-10pm



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CEO Intensive

April 21–June 2

Thursday April 21st: WORKSHOP DAY ONE - 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm

Friday April 22nd: WORKSHOP DAY TWO - 9:00AM - 12PM

Friday April 22nd: NETA FRANKLIN TOUR - 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Friday April 22nd: NETWORKING MIXER - 6:00 - 10:00 PM 




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