The cannabis industry is not a get-rich-quick business. It takes time and patience. But being a part of powerful networks puts your business in a winning position. Organizations such as Tokeativity, run by Portland’s own Lisa Snyder and Samantha Montanaro, creates and maintains a space for women to connect and grow together. In a similar fashion, The Hood Incubator is a fantastic nonprofit using funds to push for policy change while expanding participation for black and brown entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry.
Everyone knows someone who knows someone in this business, so never be afraid to ask around for the connect before you get started.