(M)Procure is one of the social equity programs M4MM offers free of charge to the community. of M4MM. (M)Procure provides supplier diversity training, education, and outreach to minority and small owned business seeking to do with companies and corporations in the cannabis and hemp industry.
Ultimately, we will have the ability to facilitate business matchmaking support between contractors and vendors through strategic partnerships and initiatives.
Minorities for Medical Marijuana, Inc. (M4MM) is a 501c3 organization based in Orlando, FL. Established in May 2016, the organization operates chapters across 29 states, three HBCUs, and three international chapters.
After seeing a need for energetic, nonprofit and social justice work in cannabis, Roz McCarthy, Founder/CEO formed our organization in 2016 to provide sensible solutions. We've consistently grown since then, all thanks to the helping hands of the amazing cannabis community!
M4MM's mission is focused on providing advocacy, outreach, research, and training as it relates to the business, social reform, public policy, and health & wellness in the cannabis industry.
Curaleaf has committed to partner with 420 new cannabis brands, ancillary suppliers, and advocacy organizations from underrepresented communities in the cannabis ecosystem by 2025.The focus of this initiative is to help advance social equity in cannabis and remove systematic barriers.
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Say hello to (M) Procure Director, Melissa West.
Melissa is a social technologist committed to cultivating Legacy through vision and action. She believes in the power of the tribe to affect change for the common good. Melissa designs impactful Legacy plans for breadwinners, businesses, and builders.
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The legalization of Cannabis in the US (16 states as of April 2021) was a huge step forward towards creating opportunities for better health and improved socioeconomic status. On the surface, this is a WIN for all entrepreneurial minded looking to launch a start-up in the space.
Not so fast though, as of 2019, only 1.8% of venture-backed Cannabis businesses owners were LatinX-owned and a paltry 1% Black-owned (nymag.com, April 2021). As with most things rooted in capitalism, this booming industry is dominated by white-owned, big business with the luxury of access to capital and a healthy professional network committed to their success.
Here's where multistate operator and M4MM partner Curaleaf comes in as a critical team player as we diversify the face of the industry. As the largest retail dispensary in the U.S., it is perfectly positioned to welcome suppliers that have historically been out-priced and out-manned, and even outlawed for participating in the industry as legacy dispensaries.
Are you a small-business owner looking to join the Medical Marijuana and legal Adult-Use Suppy Chain?
We look forward to seeing you at our next Info Expo and Outreach event.
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A nonprofit is as strong as the community that holds it up. Together, we can do more than we can do alone. Let's bring our abilities and passions together to affect real change.
There are many ways to join us and support our mission. Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and ways that you can get our message to your friends and family.
Vendor contracting is a multi-million dollar opportunity that the Cannabis industry must take part in. Our guest keynote speakers and panelists will break down the opportunity and why it's important for businesses to be "contract ready" now.