I met with ELEVATE NE member Aja Atwood at her house on the Cape on a sunny, crisp day. Her house faces a beautiful view of a pond and forest. But Aja, used to the gorgeous scenery, was more excited to talk about cannabis and her agritech enterprise, Trella Technologies, LLC. We got to it. When is the first time you became aware of cannabis? “Reefer” was what my parents called it. I saw it like beer or alcohol—just a way they relaxed. In high school, I was an athlete/nerd and
Did you know if you apply for a Marijuana Establishment license in Massachusetts, and you plan to have at least 51% of your employees and sub-contractors comprised of individuals who may need a second chance because of a drug-related CORI (but are otherwise legally employable in a cannabis-related enterprise), you are literally one-step closer to being considered a priority applicant? Don’t forget, the deadline to submit an application for Economic Empowerment Priority Certif
Did you know if the majority of ownership for a Marijuana Establishment license application demonstrates significant past experience in or business practices that promote economic empowerment in areas of disproportionate impact, this in return can increase your opportunity for priority review status? Learn more about the licensing process from the Cannabis Control Commission here.
Did you know, as a Registered Marijuana Dispensary, if 51% of your employees and sub-contractors currently live in areas of disproportionate impact, and you create a workforce development plan to increase the identified percentage to 75% by the first day of business, you'll meet one of the identified Economic Empowerment qualifying criteria? Learn more tonight at the Economic Empowerment Priority Applicants Drop-In Workshop tonight in Roxbury! ELEVATE NE's cofounders TaShonda
Did you know having a majority of ownership made up of individuals from Black, African American, Latino, or Hispanic descent is 1 of the 6 qualifying criteria that would grant you priority review for a Marijuana Establishment license in Massachusetts? You can visit the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission website to learn more about the Equity Provisions and how you can qualify for a Marijuana Establishment license. The deadline for Economic Empowerment Priority Applican