Dawson, Dasheeda

Dawson, Dasheeda

Cannabis Program Supervisor at City of Portland

Dasheeda Dawson is a global cannabis advocate, award-winning Fortune 100 business strategist and bestselling author. She has over 15 years of business development, strategic management and brand marketing excellence while leading cross-functional teams for philanthropic and for-profit corporations. For the past five years, she has worked as an industry educator, senior executive leader, and strategy expert for multiple cannabis businesses, municipalities, and media outlets across the country. Currently, Dasheeda is the City of Portland (OR) Cannabis Program Supervisor for the Office of Community & Civic Life. In her role, she is responsible for overseeing all regulatory, licensing, compliance, competency and equity initiatives for the city’s legal cannabis industry, both medical and adult-use. Supported by an ongoing $1 million in cannabis tax revenue allocation, her office launched the Social Equity & Educational Development (SEED) Initiatives as the program's vehicle for the single-source monitoring, measuring and reporting on the city's cannabis tax revenue, including administering the SEED Grant Fund. She also serves on the Doctors for Cannabis Regulation (DFCR) board of directors, the Oregon Cannabis Commission - Governance Frameworking Subcommittee and is a co-Founder of Cannabis Education Advocacy Symposium & Expo (CEASE). Dasheeda received her Master of Business Administration from Rutgers Business School and completed her undergraduate degree in molecular biology at Princeton University in 2001

Sessions
Networking Event: Achieving Equity in Cannabis
Wednesday, December 2 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM PST
Just Added - The House and the MORE Act
Friday, December 4 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM PST