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Education Partner

Cresco Labs through its SEED™ initiative develops cannabis programming tailored to communities disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs. These efforts are designed to help individuals develop the skills needed to strategically and successfully enter the cannabis industry. SEED™ builds collaborative relationships with colleges and universities to prepare students for careers in the growing cannabis industry.


Equity Accelerator Partner

Players Only Holdings, Co-Founded by NBA Hall-of-Famer Chris Webber and long-time respected entrepreneur, Lavetta Willis, Players Only Holdings (POH) is a minority-owned portfolio company focused on three strategic business areas: cannabis cultivation and retail, brand partnerships and creative content, and agency services. Players Only Holdings is a leader and connector in all aspects of social impact and equity initiatives in the cannabis space.

Founding Sponsor

Curaleaf's Rooted in Good Corporate Social Responsibility program delivers social impact through focused efforts that match Curaleaf’s capabilities while prioritizing resources for social equity programming to deliver real opportunities across the cannabis ecosystem. To be Rooted In Good is to consider the holistic health of the entire community—patients, employees, neighbors, as well as the environment we impact, both locally and globally. The initiative focuses on three core pillars: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Social Equity and Sustainability, ultimately achieving its goals through Strategic Social Partnerships.  They are a valued partner dedicated to supporting inclusion.

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Expungement Initiative Sponsor

Cookies’ Social Impact Program is comprehensive. Our mission is to target issues crucial to creating a more equitable and accessible industry.

To accomplish this goal, we support social equity initiatives through public outreach, education and reinvestment in communities negatively impacted by the War on Drugs. We partner with local organizations already making positive impacts, helping to restore the livelihood of families and individuals while providing opportunities to advance careers.