Increasing minority access to the $1.5 billion projected market

BIPOCANN is working to shape a more accessible and profitable legal cannabis industry for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals. Learn more about our initiatives in Virginia, the first state in the south to legalize adult-use cannabis.

BIPOCANN is preparing minority entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals to participate in the Virginia cannabis industry economy a new state-legal recreational cannabis market that is projected to generate up to $1.5 billion in the next five years.  



This is about equity


This is about representation


This is about growth


Join BIPOCANN Virginia   

A Growing network OF virginia-based cannabis industry businesses, service providers & Social equity applicants 

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    • Listing in our vendor and supplier directory of minority-owned businesses that offer products and services to support Virginia’s cannabis industry
    • Learn about upcoming business opportunities in the Virginia cannabis market
    • Network with BIPOCANN Virginia members to support your business goals
    • Complimentary access to BIPOCANN educational webinars
    • Discounts on cannabis industry events and conferences by BIPOCANN partners
    • Engage on critical issues that impact policies for the Virginia cannabis industry
    • Receive BIPOCANN’s free monthly newsletter

      Contact to apply for a membership scholarship sponsored by Columbia Care.

 Upcoming Events 

November 9, 2021 | 3-4pm Eastern | Virtual

Intro to Plant-Touching Cannabis Business Opportunities in Virginia 

Registration (Coming Soon)

BIPOCANN hosts a conversation with a panel of licensed cannabis operators — owners of business that directly touch the plant (e.g. cultivators, transporters, dispensaries) who will share insights into the challenges and opportunities for cannabis license applicants in Virginia.

November 16, 2021 | 3-4pm Eastern | Virtual

Intro to Ancillary Cannabis Business  Opportunities in Virginia 

Registration (Coming Soon)

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 in Virginia. 

 Past Events 

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.


Get a slice of that sweet Virginia canna-pie.

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. 

Let’s change the narrative, together.  

Ernest L. Toney, BIPOCANN Founder and Virginia native