Every city has a chamber of commerce. But very few of them have one dedicated solely to marijuana.
The Chamber of Cannabis was formed late last year in Las Vegas to support the marijuana industry, which has grown at a massive rate since Nevada legalized the drug in 2017.
The group seeks to address certain issues, including ushering in social consumption lounges, justice for previous marijuana convictions, and reforming DUI laws.
And they’re especially interested in making high-ranking positions in the industry more accessible for people of color and women.
Tina Ulman, president of the Chamber of Cannabis, became part of the industry two and half years ago, which is when she realized that many of the laws governing marijuana hadn’t changed since it was legalized.
“Overall, I wasn’t happy with the trajectory of the cannabis industry, and I knew we needed to build a coalition of passionate professionals who were willing to put the work in and execute solutions.”