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.


August 7, 2019 6 pm - 9 pm Hotel Revival, Baltimore

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Proceeds of all Tea Pad events fund the Tea Pad Scholarship for Black Entrepreneurship at Morgan State University (MSU). Scholarship funds will be distributed twice a year to student enrolled at MSU School of Business, providing her opportunity to learn skills necessary to become a leader, an innovator and an entrepreneur. 

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the Tea Pad story


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.

August 7, 2019

Tea Pad

6 pm  - 9 pm

Hotel Revival, Baltimore City

Speaker: Delegate Cheryl Glenn (District 45, Baltimore City)

Celebrate Maryland's new medical growers & processors with Delegate Glenn. She has been a tireless advocate and leading legislator for the establishment of Maryland’s medical cannabis industry and for its recent expansion with a very sharp and clear focus on ensuring minority ownership within the industry. Maryland’s medical cannabis regulatory body, The Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission, was named after the mother of Delegate Glenn. Delegate Glenn believed that if available, medical cannabis would have made her mother more comfortable 

and eased her pain in the last months of her life.  

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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