Social enterprises are for profit companies committed to making social change. Tea Pad is a change-maker - we're breaking down barriers to entry into the cannabis industry. We're doing it by empowering people with access
Meet and mingle with legislators and industry regulators. Make new partnerships, joint ventures or new areas for expansion of your cannabis business and demonstrate your company's commitment to equity in the cannabis industry.
Live jazz, libations, good eats & provocative conversation happen at every Tea Pad. Our roots are founded in American jazz.
Tea Pad is founded upon the Hebrew principle of "tikkun olam" which literally means repair of the world. We live this.
The majority of states now have a medical cannabis program and several states have an adult-use program or are likely to launch one in 2022 yet significant obstacles prevent people of color and women from having equitable access to resources to be part of the legal cannabis industry. Particularly, the Black and Brown communities have suffered the most under United States cannabis prohibition and the racially-disparate enforcement of the War on Drugs.
Recognizing that social justice is imperative to an equitable legal cannabis industry and there are barriers in place which preclude its achievement, Tea Pad was founded by Jacquie Cohen Roth, MS , and launched in Maryland in 2019. It was launched with a mission is to break down barriers preventing a person of any gender or race from gaining access or advancement in the cannabis industry.
Today, Tea Pad is a national networking group for like-minded cannabis industry professionals, regulators and legislators with a shared commitment that the nation’s burgeoning cannabis industry is fair and just with opportunity for all. Tea Pad events are held throughout the year in a convivial atmosphere with keynotes delivered with the underlying tone of the current status of equity in the cannabis industry and how it can be ensured. Proceeds of Tea Pad events have funded The Tea Pad Scholarship for Black Entrepreneurship at Morgan State University and now, proceeds fund The Tea Pad Fellowship Program.
Tea Pad ambassadors are committed to social justice and have a passion for a safe and just cannabis industry just as our Advisory Board and leadership is. Please complete a short form and share how you'd be an asset to a Tea Pad in your community.
CEO | Co-Founder | Marketing Consultant
The Solution LLC
Tilstar, LLC + Green Bean, LLC
Parlatore Law Group
Maryland Medical Cannabis Activist
Regional Director of Recruiting
Media Producer & Entrepreneur
Perry, White, Ross & Jacobson, LLC
The mission of Tea Pad reflects a value of Jacquie's, "Tikkun olam" is a Hebrew concept that literally means “repair of the world”. This inspires Jacquie to lead Tea Pad and its sister social CannabizMD with the principles of tikkun olam, working with partners that act constructively and beneficially for society via passion, transparency, teamwork, accountability, determination and a strong willingness to evolve.
Recognizing a void for quality medical cannabis industry content focused on cannabis science, policy and industry innovation, Jacquie founded CannabizMD in 2017. CannabizMD is a B2B medical cannabis industry platform empowering industry professionals to deliver quality patient care and client serviceand sister social enterprise Tea Pad in 2019.
Music has always been a part of Jacquie's life, with an eclectic taste for classical piano and guitar; American jazz; the blues; funk and rock and roll. The history of American jazz is especially powerful to her, with its attitude for life and all pieces of it ... heartache, joy and its inspiration for civil rights.
Jacquie is a uniquely qualified cannabis industry pioneer and recognized global leader with an academic background blend of policy studies, international economics and cannabis science. She’s a graduate of the inaugural class Master of Science Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics from the University of Maryland School Of Pharmacy (UMSOP, Honors, 2021). Jacquie is now an adjunct professor in state and federal cannabis laws and policy at UMSOP.
Jacquie has been routinely recognized as a trailblazing female entrepreneur in the traditional healthcare industry and now, in the medical cannabis industry.
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