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Parabola Center for Law and Policy is proud to announce our partnership with fifty leading small companies and organizations who represent what the cannabis industry should look like. This partnership allows select organizations to join us in supporting policy solutions at the federal level that prevent marijuana monopolies and support a fair, competitive marketplace.

Our Partners represent some of the most innovative and successful independent businesses and organizations in the country, and they play a key role in fulfilling the Parabola Center's purpose of uplifting real businesses owned by everyday people, not massive corporations. Each Partner has their own unique and compelling story that serves as a valuable contribution to our work developing policy solutions to the most pressing challenges facing small cannabis businesses.

If you believe in a competitive marketplace where small businesses and the historically disenfranchised can thrive in the legal cannabis industry, click below to learn more and join our work as one of our next fifty Parabola Partners:

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Our Partners

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The Alliance for Cannabis Transparency (ACT) is a coalition of professionals and advocates working to increase cannabis access for North Carolinians for the betterment of our community and state. ACT is non-partisan, community-centered and backed by research and data. Our goal is to increase safe access, while providing education around the plant to constituents and politicians.
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Ardent is a Black Woman-owned biotech and medical cannabis device company with pioneering technologies that drastically improve administration and effectiveness. Based in Boston, owner Shanel Lindsay invented the first ever home decarboxylation machine – a lab-grade device that perfectly activates cannabis in just one click.
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Bay State Extracts

Bay State Hemp Company (dba Bay State Extracts) is a Massachusetts-based small family owned processing facility dedicated to the isolation of minor and rare cannabinoids from hemp with a determined mission of proliferating every beneficial molecule that cannabis stands to offer in the name of patient and adult access.
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Big Hope Project

Big Hope Project, a 501c3 organization based in Boston, MA conducts free restorative justice services to uplift and empower communities disproportionately harmed by the War On Drugs. Big Hope Project is a Black, Returning-Citizen, & Veteran led organization specializing in education, digital marketing, advocacy, and consulting with deep roots to the inner-cities of Massachusetts.
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Blackstone Valley

Blackstone Valley Cannabis (BVC) is a mission-driven organization founded by local cannabis industry pioneers. Its goal is simple: to become a place where customers love to shop and learn, and a business that its neighbors are proud to have in their historic community.
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The Boston Garden

The Boston Garden Dispensary is an innovative cannabis company striving to build an incredible Massachusetts-native brand that celebrates authentic New England culture. As a team with roots in Boston and Newton, maintaining its reputation within the local civic, business, and philanthropic communities is essential to its moral standards of success.
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Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading is an independent weekly newsletter written through a lens of social equity, accountability, and workers' rights. Run by Eric Casey, an experienced cannabis voice in MA, Burn After Reading analyzes the week’s cannabis news for all and provides bonus content for paid subscribers.
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Calyx Berkshire

Calyx Berkshire Dispensary is a neighborhood fine cannabis boutique in downtown Great Barrington, MA. It is proud to be the only 100% women-owned cannabis dispensary in Berkshire County and prides itself on the ability to cater to experienced cannabis customers as well as educate the canna-curious, first-time consumer.
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Civera Software

Civera Software provides technology to build a better democracy by making civic information more available to everyday people, and to improve government transparency and accountability. Civera believes that access to government data is a human right, and building generous and meaningful public access will lead to a better world.
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Cristina Buccola, Esq.

Cristina Buccola is an attorney and professor who assists small businesses, social equity groups, and legacy market entrepreneurs with cannabis licensing, regulatory requirements, and legal and business matters. She has provided cannabis education to thousands and helped justice-impacted groups apply for and become New York's first provisionally licensed cannabis dispensaries.
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Local, woman-owned, and family operated, COAST Cannabis Co.™ is on a mission to make feeling good feel good. To COAST, cannabis is a wellness tool that should help you be your best self. It crafts quality products to give its customers the high-quality cannabis its own people wanted to see in the world.
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Different Leaf

Part reference, part lifestyle guide, and never stuffy, Different Leaf's award-winning design and editorial is high-quality, thought-provoking, and authoritative on the issues of legalized cannabis, and crafted to be useful to those who have little to some experience with cannabis, and are drawn to incorporating it more into their lives.

NABCL exists to be an equalizer, promoting an equitable, inclusive and reparative cannabis industry. We’re partnering with Parabola Center because we believe that with our collective power, we can do better than 'business as usual' models that prioritize greed above all else, failing the majority of Americans time and time again. Federal cannabis legalization has the potential to be a game-changer for civil rights, if we are intentional and work together.

Natacha Andrews, Esq., National Association of Black Cannabis Lawyers
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EOS Farms

EOS envisions an industry that elevates communities and enriches the U.S. food system by integrating with local farms to produce the highest-quality, purest, sun and soil grown cannabis. It envisions a consumer who honors the impact of their purchase decisions and helps support food security in their community.
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Fernway is the top-selling cannabis vape brand in Massachusetts. An independent local business run by people who are passionate cannabis consumers themselves, Fernway is known for its best-in-class terpenes, inclusive cannabis-positive messaging, and promoting sustainability with its award-winning recyclable products.
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Freshly Baked

Freshly Baked Company is a Black-owned social equity microbusiness known for its small batch craft edibles and pre-rolls. Founded by two disabled veterans who found cannabis helped their PTSD symptoms, Freshly Baked was the first company in MA authorized to deliver its product directly to consumers at home.
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Garden Remedies

Originally founded by a physician who fought for the rights of medical cannabis patients and survived cancer herself, Garden Remedies operates three popular dispensaries in Massachusetts offering products from its own local cultivation facility. Through consistency, quality, and craft, Garden Remedies helps patients and consumers live their best life through safe, responsible and healthy cannabis consumption.
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The Green Approach

The Green Approach Trading Post (TGA) is an independent medical cannabis retail store in Westbrook, Maine. Our focus is on cultivating community and making the retail experience comfortable and welcoming for everyone. As a cannabis hub, TGA carries a wide variety of Maine’s premium, craft-quality products - including flower, edibles, concentrates, tinctures, and salves from sought-after brands throughout the state. 
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Hammerhead Strategies

Hammerhead Strategies is a full-service consulting firm that helps small businesses, grassroots organizations, and candidates for public office dominate in the online space. Hammerhead is guided by fairness, justice, and transparency in its work in everything from helping activists mount public pressure campaigns to helping small businesses tell their stories.
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The Healing Rose

The Healing Rose is a family-owned, woman-led company handcrafting body care products using certified organic oils and other ingredients infused with hemp cannabinoids. Licensed as a MA hemp processor, The Healing Rose has been heavily involved in regulations and focused on making a positive impact in the lives of its customers, employees, and community.
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The High End

The High End is a minority-owned, woman-owned small business. Co-owner Helen Gomez Andrews first discovered how underserved patients and consumers were when her daughter, following an epilepsy diagnosis, became one of New York’s first ever medical cannabis cardholders. Active participants in policymaking, The High End’s owners are focused on patient care and education, environmental ethics, equitable market access, and people over profits.
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The Honeybee Collective

The Honeybee Collective is an employee-owned cannabis brand on a mission to create community wealth and a sustainable future. We make products with the best earth-friendly cannabis available, guarantee all our employees a living wage, and reinvest 10% of our profits back into the communities where we operate. 
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KindRun is a social equity, veteran-owned and female-led delivery business. Its mission is to provide convenient, seamless home delivery of cannabis products across Massachusetts from a high-quality e-commerce platform. KindRun supports a diverse and accessible cannabis market and seeks to normalize responsible cannabis use by adults.
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Legally Great Academy

Legally Great Academy, LLC, is a Black Woman-owned premiere educational and consulting platform that helps cannabis entrepreneurs take their businesses from conception to compliant operation by offering cannabis business courses, executive and employee training, self-development courses, as well as group and one-on-one consulting.
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LOWD™ is an award-winning cannabis production company named one of the top 10 hottest Black-led brand by MJ Unpacked. Lowd practices the art of craft cannabis cultivation in the Pacific Northwest, the space known worldwide for producing the finest cannabis flowers. Lowd holds the cannabis culture flag, high, proud, and with unapologetic humility.

As the Vermont farmers and neighbors who aim to be known for world-renowned craft cannabis – just like our craft beer, cheese, and maple syrup industries – we know that ending prohibition in a fair and equitable way will take hard work and collaboration. We unite with Parabola Center and many other nonprofits, small businesses, and craft growers in our goal to restore justice to those most harmed by prohibition and provide accessible economic opportunity for all of us.

Geoffrey Pizzutillo, Vermont Growers Association
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Marijuana Justice

Marijuana Justice is a Black-led nonprofit organization leading the Virginia movement for legalization centered on repairing the harms of the drug war. Marijuana Justice is well known for its work educating residents about the benefits of evidence-based social equity policies, and the harms of marijuana monopolies.
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Mary and Main

Mary and Main is a family-owned medical dispensary located in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Owner Hope Wiseman, the youngest Black woman to own a dispensary in the United States, is focused on a creating a space to learn about the plant and become educated about efforts to end the war on drugs.
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The Mensing Group

The Mensing Group, LLC, is a cannabis advisory firm that provides sound guidance to some of the most exciting cannabis business ventures in Massachusetts. As founder and attorney Blake Mensing puts it, he’s not interested in “clients growing mids to make a quick million.”
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MCR Labs

As one of the first independent cannabis testing labs established on the East Coast, MCR is proud to offer analytical testing and R&D services to licensed MMJ and adult-use cannabis producers, patients, doctors, researchers, and homegrowers. MCR Labs partners with advocacy groups, educators, and fellow researchers to inform the public and encourage safe consumption practices.
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Founded in 2021, NABCL is the country's largest, most effective organization of Black attorneys and allies focused on equitable, inclusive and reparative justice within the cannabis industry. By bridging gaps across a fractionalized market and educating communities about decades of intentionally misleading information used to promote race bating opportunistic agendas, NABCL champions inclusion as the vehicle most pivotal to the overall success of cannabis legalization.
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National Craft Cannabis Coalition (NCCC) is a coalition of state-level advocacy organizations collectively representing over 1,600 small and independent cannabis businesses nationwide. The NCCC’s vision is to promote policies that support small cannabis producers, support a business ecosystem that supports craft cannabis cultivation, and support consumer access to a diversity of craft cannabis products.
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Nuvé (new-vay) is a new way to educate through immersive learning. Its mission is to solve the knowledge and skills gaps in the cannabis industry using virtual technologies. Nuvé develops cannabis consumer facing education enhanced with XR features to spread cannabis literacy among current and future consumers.
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Paper Crane Cannabis

Paper Crane Cannabis is a family-owned farm raising sun-grown cannabis. Owned by formerly incarcerated social equity program participant Boey Bertold and his wife Lisa Mauriello, Paper Crane is known for its exceptional marijuana products grown utilizing organic and regenerative cultivation methods harnessing nature's incredible powers of the sun and earth.
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Park Jordan

With over fifty years of experience in commercial real estate, land use, and hospitality, coupled with a decade of industry knowledge, Park Jordan is a woman- and POC-run real estate firm consistently delivering strategic real estate solutions for the emerging, dynamic sector.
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Point Seven Group

Point Seven Group (Point7) is a certified, 100% WBE management consulting firm supporting cannabis operators since 2014. Point7 has worked in 42 U.S. states and six countries providing services including business planning and financial modeling/valuations, cannabis business licensing and permitting, brand building and exit strategy planning.
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Raven Grass

Raven is a small, independently owned and operated, live earth cannabis farm in Olympia, Washington. Is it possible to be a successful business, independent of profit motivation? Raven makes choices that are the greatest benefit to the quality and healthfulness of our end products. It aims to use its platform to inform consumers about its products and practices with transparency to empower them to make educated decisions.
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Rolling Releaf

Founded by two longtime friends, Rolling Releaf is a Black-owned, social equity delivery company bringing much needed “releaf” to its customers with safe, fast and affordable delivery. The founders were highly influential in creating Massachusetts delivery regulations and focus on partnering with other local producers and farmers.

The best way to push for a model of national legalization that protects small cannabis businesses is to listen to the thousands of them who already exist. Our organization believes that social equity, craft, and disadvantaged business operators should be driving the discussion on how to design a national regulatory framework for cannabis. That’s why we listen to them and specifically reject the corporate, pro-monopoly model as well as the Big Money pushing it.

Shaleen Title, Parabola Center for Law and Policy
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Sativa Remedy

Sativa Remedy is a minority, women-owned, and family-operated hemp dispensary located in Western New York. Co-founded by Nhi Kha and John Frazier in 2018, our mission is to normalize cannabis and reconnecting consumers with the plant by providing education, guidance, and support alongside a highly curated selection of quality, safe, and affordable hemp products. Our belief is that all should have the right to access plant medicine without having to compromise on price, quality, potency, or safety.
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Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is replacing the disastrous war on drugs with policies rooted in evidence, compassion, and human rights. Our 5,000 active members, made up of young people and students, mobilize from 300 schools around the globe to make change from the campus to the United Nations.
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Stem Haverhill

Stem is a woman-owned, designated economic empowerment business in downtown Haverhill, Massachusetts. Run by cannabis enthusiasts, its mission is to provide premium cannabis products to all customers from first-time shoppers to experienced consumers. Stem is well known for supporting its community and standing up for other small, local businesses.
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Stonedware was born out of the desire to create designer smokeware that is not only functional, but beautiful enough to leave sitting on your coffee table. A woman-owned and operated small business, Stonedware’s handcrafted and USA-made products encourage the normalization and elevation of people who use cannabis.
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Strain Station

Strain Station, LLC, is a Black Female owned adult-use cannabis business with planned retail operations in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Strain Station believes that the best weed comes from people who love weed, and that’s what we’re here to do: spread the seed. Strain Station: the only stop you’ll need to make.
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Supernova Women

Supernova Women is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2015 by Black and Brown women that works to empower Black and Brown people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the cannabis and natural plant medicine space through education, advocacy, and network building.
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THC Staffing

Founded in 2014 by activists who helped shape social equity legislation, THC Staffing uses decades of industry expertise to help companies build diverse teams and inclusive practices, while also empowering candidates to achieve their career goals.
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Top Flor

Top Flor is a family-owned craft cannabis cultivation business in Añasco Puerto Rico. Owned by a brother and sister team with respective expertise in cannabis laws and medical science, Top Flor focuses on using the natural benefits of a tropical climate to ensure accessibility of our medicine to all, and to invest in environmentally sustainable and socially equitable business practices.
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Trella Tech

Trella Technologies brings innovative and environmentally sustainable technologies to industry growers. CEO Aja Atwood has said it is not lost on her as a black female entrepreneur – a group that has traditionally seen their innovations exploited -- that the company holds a patent for technology that will disrupt the status quo in traditional indoor farming.
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Terptown Throwdown

Terptown Throwdown is an annual two-day cannabis, art, and music festival centered around the legal cannabis industry in the northeast U.S region, with past headliners including Atmosphere and Matisyahu. The organizers are dedicated to protecting the right to home grow, and Terptown focuses on giving home growers particular attention and a platform.
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Underground Legacy

Underground Legacy is a social impact marijuana establishment that looks to use its platform to center the socioeconomic ills facing our community. Our mission at Underground Legacy is to develop and implement solutions to positively impact members of the community that have been disenfranchised by the war on drugs.
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Veridis Quo

Veridis Quo, LLC, is a Latina-owned company that provides educational and cannabis consulting services to institutions of higher education, state agencies, and private companies. Owner, Jessica F. Gonzalez, is an attorney, advocate and professor that has presented at the municipal, state and federal level on topics including social justice, intellectual property, cannabis legislation and licensing.
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Vermont Growers Association

Vermont Growers Association is a non-partisan, mutual benefit, trade association and the largest member-based cannabis nonprofit in the state. Its mission is to establish, preserve, and protect Vermont's cannabis industry by advancing the interests of independent family farms and small businesses and supporting an equitable, viable, craft-centric, small business-driven cannabis marketplace through advocacy, education, and marketing.
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Victoria Litman Law

Victoria Litman Law, LLC, specializes in cannabis, psychedelics, and tax with an emphasis on exempt nonprofit organizations. Victoria is a longtime medical cannabis patient, passionate advocate, and Ganjier in training. She strives to share her vision for social justice through innovative and reparative drug policy, value driven legal practice, and mass education.

Parabola Center is accepting fifty additional Partners who support our mission and are interested in a unique opportunity to support our leading think tank pushing for more equitable cannabis laws. You’ll receive an exclusive invitation to quarterly virtual listening sessions over the next year as well as our annual federal policy educational boot camp. You will also be listed on our website among our 100 inaugural Partners. If you are interested in becoming a partner, email with your company or individual name and a link to your website.

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