A professional level networking group for the cannabis industry & the cannabis industry curious. Our mission is to break down barriers to entry into the cannabis industry & empower people to participate in the industry - no matter race or gender - via education.
Proceeds of all Tea Pad events fund the Tea Pad Scholarship for Black Entrepreneurship. Scholarship funds will be distributed twice a year to student providing her opportunity to learn skills necessary to become a leader, an innovator and an entrepreneur. The first scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled at Morgan State University School of Business.
The "tea pad" is part of a very rich history of cannabis (marijuana) in the African-American community in New York City and the jazz scene of the 1920's and 30's . It was a dynamic time in American history.
Women of all color got the right to vote in 1920.
And, during this time the United States government launched an aggressive campaign of
marijuana prohibition, which had catastrophic impact on black and brown communities for decades to come. Tea pads were convivial speakeasy style spaces where people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds could
come together free from the violence of prohibition.
October 3, 2019
6 pm - 9 pm
Hotel Revival, Baltimore City
Keynote Speaker: Natalie D. Eddington, PhD, FAAPS, FCP, and Professor Executive Director
of University Regional Partnerships at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMSOP)
UMSOP recently launched the first medical cannabis graduate study program in the country. Attend Tea Pad to learn more about the professional experiences of Dean Eddington as a woman of color in science, the graduate program and the program's focus on workforce development for the medical cananbis industry.
We'll also be celebrating Maryland's newly diverse medical cannabis industry
with new cultivators and processors!
Live jazz , libations, good eats & a convivial atmosphere are always enjoyed by all!
"It isn't where you came from; it's where you're going that counts."
- Ella Fitzgerald
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Your support will help provide the tools for a student to learn the skills necessary for her to become a leader, an innovator and an entrepreneur in the cannabis industry.