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Why you should join the NHCC Tri-State

Guidance on regulations and licenses on the Tri-State legal cannabis industry

Be part of a united Latino movement within the Tri-State cannabis economy

Networking with other Latino cannabis professionals

Learn the latest trends with Latinos and cannabis

Mentoring Opportunities with other Latino's in Cannabis

Free access to Local Chapter networking events

NHCC Tri-State Leadership Team

Osbert Orduña

The Cannabis Place

Peter Mercado

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NHCC Tri-State Events Calendar

NHCC Tri-State in the News [NEWS FEED PENDING]

Osbert Orduña, The Cannabis Place

CEO and founder of The Cannabis Place, a certified social equity cannabis business and the first ever tolaunch unionized cannabis dispensaries. The Cannabis Place has successfully secured licensing at both the state andmunicipal level in New Jersey and was the first...

Marijuana entrepreneurs object to towns’ proposed sites for Long Island dispensaries

Cannabis entrepreneurs seeking to open dispensaries on Long Island are frustrated with proposed or adopted zoning legislation restricting operators to industrial areas, saying the laws could hurt sales or present other problems. Dispensaries can open only in Long...

How Latinos can benefit from the fast-growing cannabis economy

Although the War on Drugs helped establish long-held taboos around cannabis among Hispanic families, those views appear to be fading as more Latinos are recognizing the enormous economic potential of the cannabis industry. For far too long, Latinos have borne the...

Peter Mercado, On The Revel

Peter Mercado-Reyes is On The Revel’s, Head of Content and Community and co-president of the NHCCs Tri-state chapter. He is a research scientist with a passion for plant-based medicine and education. Whether it’s creating engaging infographics or attending events,...

 Cynthia Villamizar, Cookies

Cynthia is a seasoned marketing and communications leader with ten years of experience spearheading high-growth initiatives and launching new markets at blue-chip tech companies like Google, and hyper-growth startups like Waze. She is a respected builder that has...

Chester Ruiz, Tasty Tags

“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community…Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirationsand needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” - Cesar Chavez Today my mission and legacy is to...

Luis Madrigal, Cookies

"Hispanics/Latinos have traditionally been under-represented in technology. The same is true in cannabis, which is unfortunate given how the "war on crime" disproportionately affected black/brown individuals. This creates an opportunity to lean in and collaborate with...

SAFE Can’t Wait: Minority-Owned Cannabis Start-ups Need Banking Reform

A perfunctory bank form letter threw our small business into chaos. We were told our account would be closed and our funds returned in 30 days. To add salt to the wound, the bank said no explanation was forthcoming. The decision was final. We were shocked.  Companies...

Newsweek: As Weed Legalization Momentum Falters, Activists Look Elsewhere

The defeat of three ballot measures to legalize recreational marijuana in this year's midterm elections demonstrates that many Americans have deep reservations about the legalization and commercialization of marijuana. Count President Joe Biden and soon-to-be majority...

Marijuana Moment: Here Are The Biggest Marijuana Reform Victories Of 2022, From Legalization To Workplace Protections

A new report published by The Insight Partners shows that the global medical marijuana market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19.2% reaching a value of $40 billion by 2028. The global medical marijuana market size was valued at just $11.70 billion in 2021....

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The Weekly Dose

Your executive brief on what's happening in the Legal Cannabis Industry nationwide