The cannabis industry will be at its best when it reflects the diversity of its consumers.  Organizations like the National Hispanic Cannabis Council are critical to achieving this goal. Holistic Industries is honored to offer our support.” 

Rabbi James Kahn is the Executive Director of Liberty Cannabis Cares (LCC), the social impact and corporate responsibility team at Holistic Industries. Rabbi James, as he’s known to colleagues and friends, has been with Holistic Industries since its earliest days – opening the very first Liberty dispensary in Rockville, MD, before transitioning to a national position as Director of Community Outreach.

He is a passionate cannabis activist and educator, with more than a decade of experience in the industry. His work at Holistic is focused around four key pillars: social equity, diversity, education, and community engagement. James’ career in cannabis began in 2011, when he and his family opened Takoma Wellness Center, Washington, D.C.’s first medical cannabis dispensary.

An ordained rabbi, James has served in a range of positions, including Senior Jewish Educator at the University of Maryland Hillel, Director of Chaplaincy at JSSA (a large social service agency serving the DMV area), Rabbinic Director for D.C.’s Hebrew Free Burial Society and the Washington Board of Rabbis. His unique blend of cannabis experience and community service inspires Holistic’s values as a company, and improves the industry as a whole.