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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.  

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

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 

CEO Intensive

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