Virginia Initiative


BIPOCANN is working make the cannabis industry more accessible and profitable for BIPOC and other under-represented populations in Virginia through a growing membership network designed to connect cannabis industry companies to diverse vendors and suppliers.

Connecting black cannabis entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals to the new Virginia cannabis industry economy a state-legal market projected to generate $1.5 billion in the next five years.



This is about cannabis social equity


This is about equity staffing


This is about growth




TO OUR NETWORK of bipoc-owned businesses interested in participating in the virginia cannabis industry


    • Listing in our vendor and supplier directory of minority-owned businesses that offer products and services to support Virginia’s cannabis industry
    • Introductions to cannabis companies seeking diverse vendors and suppliers
    • Get informed on Virginia cannabis legislation, changes, license application procedures, deadlines, grant opportunities, and more.
    • Engage on critical issues that impact policies for the Virginia cannabis industry
    • Network with BIPOCANN Virginia members to support your business goals
    • Free access to BIPOCANN educational webinars
    • Receive BIPOCANN’s free monthly newsletter

      Contact to apply for a complimentary membership.

 Upcoming Events 

Date TBD

Intro to Ancillary Cannabis Business  Opportunities in Virginia

BIPOCANN hosts a conversation with business owners who provide services that support the cannabis industry and its supply chain. Panelists will share why ancillary businesses have the lowest barriers to entry and the potential to be the most profitable cannabis endeavors for minority entrepreneurs. 

 Past Events 

November 15, 2021 | 4-5pm Easter Virtual

Intro to Business Opportunities for Minorities in the Virginia Cannabis Economy (pt. II)

BIPOCANN hosts a conversation with cannabis social equity and minority entrepreneurs, who will share insights and experiences on license acquisition, building their brands, and doing business in the cannabis industry. The conversation is intended to educate and support social equity and minority entrepreneurs interested in starting a cannabis business in Virginia.

September 30, 2021 | Virtual

Intro to Business Opportunities for Minorities in the Virginia Cannabis Economy

 BIPOCANN hosts a conversation with cannabis industry insiders and community leaders about Virginia’s new legal cannabis market and what opportunities exist for minority entrepreneurs and business owners in the Commonwealth.

The opportunity for equity…

BIPOCANN’s mission is to increase BIPOC visibility to advance representation and economic growth in the legal cannabis industry of the Americas. 

BIPOC populations are under-represented in the corporate and profit centers of the multibillion-dollar cannabis industry, but continue to be the people most arrested, convicted, and incarcerated for cannabis-related crimes. 

The emerging Virginia cannabis market presents a new, unique, and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for historically marginalized communities to build economic wealth through entrepreneurship and business ownership. 

News & Media


Columbia Care Kicks Off Sales At Boston Cannabis Dispensary, Announces Social Equity Partnerships In Virginia

September 30, 2021

BIPOCANN, Virginia Minority Cannabis Coalition, Nolef Turns, and Columbia Care Join Forces to Drive Social Equity Opportunities in Virginia Cannabis Industry

September 29, 2021

A New Partnership Hopes to Create Greater Cannabis Equity for People of Color

September 28, 2021

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