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A SPACE FOR WOMEN OF COLOR IN CANNABIS

Community Empowerment Through Education

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WHAT WE DO

EDUCATION

Host low to no cost programming to educate communities of color about the cannabis industry as it pertains to our communities, legislation and policy issues, and economic empowerment opportunities.

ADVOCACY

Advocate at the local, state, and national level to lower barriers of entry for people of color entering, working, and operating in the cannabis space.

NETWORKING

Give women of color a network of fellowship to communicate, collaborate, and work together to create a sustainable cannabis industry.

Would you like to support our efforts?

 

SIGNATURE EVENTS

GRAVITATE

Networking event series for women of color in cannabis.
Come Gravitate in LA on May 16th

SHADES OF GREEN

A panel discussion event series  that ushers a conversation about the cannabis climate for the community as well as a discussion with local entreprenuers of color in cannabis.

HERBAN MIXER

People of Color B2B Supply Chain Networking Mixer.
Come to the Herban Mixer - Santa Rosa on April 30th

MASTERMINDS GROUPS

Mastermind groups are a safe and exclusive community that offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. Applications are now open for Masterminds.

 
 
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WHO WE ARE

Supernova is an organization formed by and for women of color in 2015 with the goal of utilizing our diverse talents to empower our people to become self sufficient shareholders in the evolving cannabis economy.  


Supernova is founded with the mission to foster community empowerment through holistic education, advocacy training and network building.  Supernova Women fosters a safe space for hard conversations, and will amplify the messages of our constituents at the local, state, and national level. 

 
 

AMBER E. SENTER

Co-Founder / Executive Director

Amber E. Senter is founder and CEO of Breeze Distro, a house of infused cannabis product brands and distribution located in Oakland, CA. Amber is also CEO of Shady Pines Box Club, a cannabis subscription box available in California.

FAQ

HOW DO I GET STARTED IN THE CANNABIS BUSINESS?

Do your research!  The cannabis industry has opportunities across multiple disciplines.  We need not only growers and dispensary owners — but skilled and experienced lawyers, accountants, social media strategist, brand developers, scientist, testing facilities, security experts, realtors and more.  The best way to get involved to to figure out how you can cross your current skillset with a current hole in the marketplace.

WHAT ARE THE LAWS IN MY CITY / COUNTY/ STATE?  HOW DO I APPLY FOR A LICENSE HERE?

Do your research by reading your state, city and county regulations carefully. These can usually be found at your local city or state's website. Once you have a read the regulations consult an attorney to make sure that your business idea is legal to operate in your area.

IS SUPERNOVA WOMEN HAVING AN EVENT IN MY TOWN?

Please sign up for our mailing list to receive information about our events and programming.  Supernova Women is excited to bring our events to cities across the country, but we can’t do it without you. If you want to see a Supernova Women event in your area, please reach out to us.

WHAT IS SOCIAL EQUITY IN REGARDS TO THE CANNABIS SPACE?

The goal of the Cannabis Social Equity Programs is to recognize and address the damaging long-term impact that federal and state cannabis enforcement policies (War on Drugs) has had on black and brown communities.  Communities of color have been disproportionately disenfranchised bay the War on Drugs, and in legalization, have largely been left out of the growing industry. Social Equity programs have been implemented in some areas to support equal opportunity in the cannabis industry by making legal cannabis business ownership and employment opportunities more accessible communities most impacted by the criminalization of marijuana. Supernova Women believes that legalization should only happen with social equity and community reinvestment.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT I COULD DO TO GET READY FOR LEGALIZATION IN MY STATE?

One of the best things you can do to prepare for statewide legalization is to get involved!  Advocate to include communities harmed by the War on Drugs by asking that social equity be written into any legalization legislation.  If you need to see a Social Equity Model ordinance, the Minority Cannabis Business Association has developed an excellent model that can be found on their website.

CAN I JOIN SUPERNOVA WOMEN?

Supernova Women are a group of volunteer women that offer events and services for a low/no fee basis in order to serve the community. Supernova Women is not a membership organization. We have a mailing list that shares our programming, insights, and opportunities available in cannabis.