Nation’s Largest B2B Event for BIPOC Cannabis Professionals Returns to New Orleans

From November 3-5, Black CannaBiz Expo will feature 40+ influential speakers and welcomes company partners including Curaleaf, Wana Brands, 5th House Farms, Cresco Labs, and others

NEW ORLEANS, September 27, 2022 – Black CannaBusiness Conference LLC is pleased to announce the third annual Black CannaBusiness Expo & Conference (“Black CannaBiz Expo”), the only B2B conference for Black and Brown professionals in cannabis. The event, which attracts the largest gathering of BIPOC cannabis professionals, takes place November 3-5, 2022 in New Orleans to focus on the Southern Gulf Coast as regional changes in cannabis legalization take hold.

Black CannaBiz Expo & Conference is a first-of-its-kind networking, education and career-advancing conference and expo specifically curated for BIPOC individuals in the cannabis space. The business community-focused conference will feature keynote addresses and fast-paced workshops and break out sessions presented on an open platform for quick, tangible takeaways. More than 40 influential speakers will take the stage for enlightening and educational discussions focused on the state of BIPOC cannabis business, from social equity and policy, to capital funding and cultivation.

Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with solution providers and go-to experts in cannabis during the Black Cannabiz Expo, the largest expo for BIPOC exhibitors.

“As we head into our third year, we are excited to be introducing new speakers as well as unique and exciting networking and educational opportunities for our exhibitors and attendees,” said Kristi Price, Founder and CEO of Black CannaBiz Expo. “Our goal every year is to create a safe and productive place not only for people of color, but for everybody in the cannabis industry that believes in inclusion and justice.

“At Curaleaf, we are looking for ways to continue expanding access to our company and the cannabis industry at large,” said Raheem Uqdah, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Curaleaf. “Minority communities have shouldered the burden of cannabis’ prohibition and deserve to reap the benefits of regulation both medically and financially. We are honored to be a part of the Black CannaBiz Expo and its continued success as a hub of learning and networking for BIPOC professionals who are looking to be a part of this incredible industry.”

Adding to the depth of the event, is the list of keynote and featured speakers that includes some of the best and brightest BIPOC voices in cannabis. The conference is excited to announce Chris Ball, the Founder of Ball Family Farms, Inc., the first vertically integrated, minority-owned, Social Equity commercial cannabis facility in Los Angeles, Toi Hutchinson President and Ceo at Marijuana Policy Project and Gary Chambers Jr., US Senate candidate and , native son of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The event will also welcome Mr. John Bailey, CEO & Principal of The Bailey Consulting Network, Chair of the Colorado Black Round Table and the Founder and Lead Convener of the Black Cannabis Equity Initiative (BCEI).

Black CannaBiz Expo will be hosted at the recently renovated, state-of-the-art Ernest M. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on the Black CannaBiz Expo website. To learn more about attending, exhibiting, sponsoring or speaking at Black CannaCon, please visit or email Submissions for speaker proposals close September 30th, 2022 and applications can be found here.

About Black CannaBusiness Magazine
Black CannaBusiness Magazine is a subsidiary of KRMA Media Inc, a Black woman-owned multi-media company helping Black professionals accelerate their involvement in the cannabis industry through the distribution of curated B2B content, the production of experiential events and the development of original video programming. Our sponsors prioritize diversity and are committed to doing their part to create a more inclusive industry.

About Curaleaf
Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) (“Curaleaf”) is a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis with a mission to improve lives by providing clarity around cannabis and confidence around consumption. As a high-growth cannabis company known for quality, expertise and reliability, the Company and its brands, including Curaleaf and Select, provide industry-leading service, product selection and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets. In the United States, Curaleaf currently operates in 21 states with 136 dispensaries, 26 cultivation sites, and employs over 6,000 team members. Curaleaf International is the largest vertically integrated cannabis company in Europe with a unique supply and distribution network throughout the European market, bringing together pioneering science and research with cutting-edge cultivation, extraction and production. Curaleaf is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol CURA and trades on the OTCQX market under the symbol CURLF. For more information, please visit

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