Black Cannabis Magazine, MJBizCon Diversity Village

Black Cannabis Magazine & Hazey Taughtme Bring Diversity Village to MJBizCon


New Conference Activation to Provide Education & Networking Opportunities Promoting Diversity and Equity for Minority Entrepreneurship

In exciting news, Black Cannabis Magazine will have a powerful presence at this year’s MJBizCon. The annual conference, which was founded in 2011, has grown from a grassroots movement to a professional B2B event spanning four days and with over 35,000 attendees and 1,400+ vendors.

Black Cannabis Magazine and CEO Haze Palmer have brought a wide array of diverse opportunities to the established conference helping highlight opportunities for minorities within the cannabis sector.

Black Cannabis Magazine & MJBizCon 2022

Today, November 16th, MJBiz is partnering with Black Cannabis Magazine/BCM to present a panel of experts discussing how BIPOC operators and industry participants can enter and excel in the legal cannabis market.

Haze Palmer – otherwise known as Hazey Taughtme -, the Founder of Black Cannabis Magazine, will moderate a panel to discuss Building on 2%: The State of BIPOC Cannabis and the Opportunities Ahead. He will be joined by Freeway Rick Ross, the Founder of LA Kingpins as well as Bonita Money, the Founder and Executive Director of NDICA/National Diversity & Inclusion Cannabis Alliance.

The first-ever all-Black Panel, with additional panelists consisting of Jamal Weathers, CEO at Kush Boys Worldwide, and LaQuita Honeysucker, Civil Rights & Community Action at UFCW, United Food & Commercial Workers International Union, will be held in South Hall Upper, 227 from 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm.

On Wednesday evening, Black Cannabis Magazine will be hosting a private mixer that is sponsored by Gumbo. For those of you who don’t know, Gumbo is a well-known NY brand that has recently partnered with the global cannabis brand, Cookies.

Hazey Taughtme Talks Impact of MJBizCon Diversity Village

Haze Palmer, also known as “Hazey Taughtme,” is the entrepreneur and media personality behind Black Cannabis Magazine. Haze is based in L.A. and is best known for creating the popular internet radio station Haze. He co-founded and co-owns a cannabis brand with his business partner “Just Mary.”Hazey Taughtme

“I’m proud to align with MJBiz and so many brilliant industry leaders and look forward to celebrating a bit, said the CEO of Black Cannabis Magazine.

In regards to this year’s MJBizCon event, he explained, “We’re here to educate business leaders on the power of entrepreneurship in black and brown communities.”

Hazey continued stating, “To have true social equity, you first need an equal share of voice. Social Equity is not a free ride. It’s about providing resources to members of communities who have been disproportionally impacted by the policies of cannabis prohibition. And that’s what we’re doing at MJBizCon!”

MJ BizCon Diversity Village Takeover Experience

The “Diversity Village Takeover Experience”, sponsored by Cookies, THC Metaverses Boycott Shitty Weed, PolitiKan Broadcasting, We Are The Cultures History W.A.T.C.H. THE CULTURE and Haze Hope Center is a one-of-a-kind event that provides upscale showrooms for cannabis brands owned by black and brown entrepreneurs. This experience offers consumers the chance to learn more about these products in an interactive environment.

The outside theater will show panels, lectures, and concerts while the Gallery displays educational materials, news stories, and past issues of Black Cannabis Magazine.

2022 MJBizCon Diversity Village Speakers

The purpose of these B2B panels is to allow industry professionals to share their knowledge and experience on the following topics: Women Bosses in Cannabis, Black Cultivators, Web3 & Metaverse, Supply Chain, Hip Hop’s impact on Cannabis, Social Equity in Cannabis, and Partnerships.

Here are the presenting speakers and companies you will see at Diversity Village Takeover at the MJBizCon experience. These panels will be held at MJBiz Central – South Upper Hall, Booth 8848.

To view the Diversity Village panels live stream on Thursday, Nov 17, please visit:

  • Redman – United Empowerment Party
  • Xzibit – Napalm Brands
  • Trick Trick – Heavyweight Heads
  • Karim Butler – Gumbo Brands
  • Felix Murray – GasHouse
  • Chris Ball – Ball Family Farms
  • Bonita Money -National Diversity & Inclusion Cannabis Alliance
  • Alex Major – Gumbo Brands
  • John “JO” Pratt – Riddlz
  • Everett Smith – Presidential
  • Sephida Artis Mills – United Empowerment Party
  • Bryant Mitchell – Blaqstar Farms
  • Jason McKnight – Greenlabel RX
  • Donte West – Last Prisoner Project
  • Hassim Robinson – Winner Circle Genetics
  • Margeaux Bruner – Holi Smokeables
  • Kebra Smith Bolden – Noir En Verte
  • Celeste Rodriguez – Acre 41
  • Marlo Richardson – Greenwood & Co
  • Victoria Williams – Star Buds
  • Dr. Shalair Armstrong – Lucasville
  • Sakara Barnes – Four Twenty
  • Danny Maldonado, Ricardo Hernandez of THC Group
  • Colin Fraser – Uplin,
  • Maggie Wilson – Fruit Slab,
  • JM Balbuena – Boycott Shitty Weed
  • Juan Aguirre – NDICA
  • Jay Mills – The Green Life Report
  • Eva Silva – NDICA
  • Damien “Dthefuture” Smith W.A.T.C.H.
  • Mang-yee Reverie – Flow 107.1
  • Jason Washingon, Kulture

Black Cannabis Magazine MJBizCon Cookies Las Vegas Meet & Greet

On Friday, September 18th, Black Cannabis Magazine will be hosting a meet and greet with “D the Future” at Cookies Flamingo in Las Vegas located on W Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas NV 89103.

This is an opportunity to connect with Cookie brands like Gashouse, Pure Blanco, and Gumbo as well as appearances by Luka Brazi, Felix Murray, Alex Major, Hazey Taughtme, Majix, and other special guests. The address for the event is

Black Cannabis Magazine strives to expand its social equity in the cannabis industry through continuous growth and activity. By expanding their platform’s reach, they hope to provide more opportunities for the disadvantaged communities and individuals that they serve.


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