Dasheeda Dawson Dominates 2021


Dasheeda Dawson is The WeedHead™, a global cannabis advocate, award-winning strategist, and bestselling author of How to Succeed in the Cannabis Industry. She is co-founder of Cannabis Health Equity Movement (CHEM) and Chair of the Cannabis Regulators of Color Coalition (CRCC). At the intersection of business, science, policy, and culture, Dasheeda has dominated media headlines this past year with equity-centered education and industry leadership. Check out the top stories in 2021!



1) HIGH TIMES - "Portland Supervisor Dasheeda Dawson: Overseeing A Social Equity Program During A Pandemic"

Dasheeda was featured for the first time in HIGH TIMES, taking readers through her professional journey leading up to becoming the Cannabis Program Supervisor in the City of Portland's Office of Community and Civic Life. She talks about the challenges in Portland and her approach to tackling them.







2) Refinery29 - "Black Women Are Leading The Charge For Equity In The Cannabis Industry"

Dasheeda was featured in an article in Refinery29, "Black Women are Leading the Charge for Equity in the Cannabis industry". In the article, she talks about her efforts to support equity-centered legalization in New York and being an global advocate for cannabis education, equity, access, investment, and justice, including expungement of cannabis convictions.








3) Health Magazine - "This Cannabis Regulator Is Working To Make The Weed Industry Safer For People of Color"


In a Health Mag article, Dasheeda Dawson covers her personal experiences with cannabis to her goals while working in the industry and government, specifically what she hopes to accomplish for the future of the industry for people of color.





4) MadameNoire - "8 Black Women Who Are Trailblazing In The Cannabis Industry"

Dasheeda Dawson was featured in the MadameNoire article "8 Black Women Who are Trailblazing In the Cannabis Industry". They talk about her years of work fighting for the legalization of cannabis, specifically in New York. The article also highlights Dasheeda's best-selling workbook, "How to Succeed in the Cannabis Industry", her work as co-host of the She Blaze podcast, and her position as the founding chair of the Cannabis Regulators of Color Coalition.




5) Benzinga - "Legacy To Legal: The Cannabis Event Helping Illicit Market Operators Go Legal"

Highlighted in Benzinga for the pioneering Legacy to Legal (L2L) event, sponsored by CHEM and CEASE. In addition to developing the event series concept, Dasheeda was a keynote speaker along with many other cannabis leaders. The L2L series was designed to ensure that legacy market operators have opportunities to transform into legal cannabis businesses, "particularly those who’ve helped create and sustain local demand at great personal risk".



More Articles To Check Out!!!!!


Business, policy, social equity experts to lead NY Cannabis Insider virtual networking event

Syracuse.com, May 04, 2021


Federal Cannabis Legislation Roundup: Summer 2021

Cannabis Business Times, June 14, 2021


Sha’Carri Richardson’s cannabis suspension is emblematic of a larger issue, Black women in the industry say

Washington Post's The Lily, July 3, 2021


Featured Faces - Dasheeda Dawson

Marijuana Venture, July 19, 2021


I Took A Delta-8 Gummy Before Going On A Run. Things Got Weird – Really Weird

Refinery 29, Aug. 12, 2021


What is CBN, Exactly?

Shape Magazine, October 14, 2021


Diminishing Cannabis Opposition With Science and Justice (Op-Ed)

L.A. Times x Media Planet, Dec. 17 2021,