Columbia Care Inc. announced it is partnering with three organizations BIPOCANN, Virginia Minority Cannabis Coalition (VMCC) and Nolef Turns to offer social equity-driven resources for the developing cannabis community in Virginia. This group of partners is dedicated to ensuring that Virginias BIPOC community has viable, competitive opportunities in the market, and supports three elements critical to effective social equity initiatives justice reform, entrepreneurship and mentorship, and equitable representation. Columbia Care will be providing financial and educational resources to reach as many individuals across the Commonwealth as possible. Justice reform: Nolef Turns provides direct services to justice-involved individuals; advocacy that raises awareness of the need for resentencing, ending the war on drugs, probation and parole reform; and an expedited path to automatic expungements. Learn more about their program offerings. Entrepreneurship and mentorship: VMCC is committed to providing training and economic opportunities for individuals, especially those impacted by cannabis arrests, interested in pursuing a career in cannabis. Learn more about their upcoming boot camps for aspiring social equity entrepreneurs. Equitable BIPOC representation: BIPOCANN is working to make the cannabis industry more accessible and profitable for BIPOC and other under-represented populations through their growing membership network designed to connect cannabis industry companies to diverse businesses and suppliers. Learn more about their network and upcoming webinars.