Wanda James

Cannabis Industry Advocates & Business Owners Brainstorm with Boston City Councilors

Cannabis Industry Advocates & Business Owners Brainstorm with Boston City Councilors

The Boston City Council’s Committee on Jobs, Wages & Workforce Development held a working session on December 6 to discuss recommendations the city can make regarding equitable ownership of marijuana businesses. Industry experts, advocates and business owners participated in three panels, and produced a variety of ideas that the Council will present to the state […]

Dr. Daddio, CGI’s Wanda James, to Discuss Cannabis in Denver’s African American Community

Dr. Daddio, CGI’s Wanda James, to Discuss Cannabis in Denver’s African American Community

Wanda James, Managing Partner of Cannabis Global Initiative (CGI), will join the legendary Dr. Daddio this Saturday, October 18, 2014 on AM 760. Dr. Daddio’s show, “Real Talk 760 – Real Life, Real Solutions,” addresses issues affecting Colorado’s African American communities. Topics such as crime prevention, health, economics and politics are routinely discussed. With the […]

Lady Business: The Cannabis Global Initiative

Lady Business: The Cannabis Global Initiative

While cannabis businesses are still very cutting-edge and in some places, legally gray, there are some very intelligent, experienced, and passionate people who are openly working in the cannabis industry. As legal markets have developed, more educated professionals are becoming involved in the cannabis world. Many of these individuals never go anywhere near cannabis  or […]

PA Senator Daylin Leach: What I Learned about Legal Marijuana in Denver

PA Senator Daylin Leach: What I Learned about Legal Marijuana in Denver

PHOTO (top): PA Senator Daylin Leach at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, CO July 25, 2014 by Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine This past week, three members of my legislative staff and I flew to Denver, Colorado to see for ourselves what the complete legalization of cannabis looks like. Given the polls, what other states are doing, […]

DENVER: Mayor Hancock Needs to Thank the Cannabis Industry for $3.5 Million

DENVER: Mayor Hancock Needs to Thank the Cannabis Industry for $3.5 Million

Denver Mayor Hancock’s office just issued a press release today thanking “Denver City Council’s unanimous approval of a $3.35 million spending plan that will allow the city to meet immediate regulatory, safety and education needs directly tied to the new retail marijuana industry.” It is offensive that given Hancock’s gratitude for the money, he fails […]

The War Isn’t Over: Legal Marijuana in Colorado Inspires More Progress

The War Isn’t Over: Legal Marijuana in Colorado Inspires More Progress

I watched my friends and colleagues prepare for the big day of legal adult recreational sales of marijuana in Colorado from the highly restrictive medical marijuana “Garden State” of New Jersey with joy in my heart. We have seen incredible changes in the past few years with the passage of Amendment 64 in Colorado and […]

The Power of Women to Create Social Change

The Power of Women to Create Social Change

Although women have served in leadership roles throughout our past, I believe our capabilities are still untapped, not just in drug policy reform, but in many other fields as well. The biggest roadblocks to women in leadership are not just placed on us by society, but by ourselves through our acceptance of the roles dealt […]