Female Leadership Award: Dr. Chanda Macias

On April 28, 2022, Green Market Report held its first-ever Women’s Summit. During the event, the Women’s Leadership Awards were announced and presented to the winners. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be highlighting each of these winners and congratulating them for their contributions to the cannabis industry.

Female Leadership Award


Gia Moron accepting on behalf of Dr. Macias

Dr. Chandas Macias – CEO, Ilera Holistics

Chanda Macias, PhD, is a true cannabis pioneer: after spending years in biomedical research and developing her knowledge of medical marijuana, she became the country’s first black female medical cannabis operator in 2015 as CEO of the National Holistic™ Healing Center (NHHC), the leading medical marijuana dispensary in Washington DC. Additionally, she is also CEO of Ilera Holistic Healthcare, where she has helped make history twice in Louisiana through her partnership with Southern University – which became the first HBCU in the country to launch a CBD-based. hemp, then cannabis-based THC products. . Dr. Chanda also has a license in West Virginia. She is also Chairman of the Board and CEO of Women Grow, the global leader in connecting, educating, inspiring and empowering the next generation of female leaders in the cannabis industry and of hemp, and first vice-president of the National Cannabis Roundtable, dedicated to promoting common sense federal legislation, tax fairness and financial services reform – not to mention the reigning Queen Zulu Select for Tuesday Gras 2020 and 2021. This wife and mother of 4 holds two degrees from Howard University (BS and PhD) and an MBA from Rutgers University. She sits on numerous industry boards.

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