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The First Cannabis Conference for Women of Color 

June 24th and 25th, 2023 Philadelphia, PA

What Is Higher?

The First Cannabis Conference for Women of Color

Welcome to the first-ever Women of Color Cannabis Business and Wellness Conference - a groundbreaking event that is set to redefine the cannabis industry by highlighting the contributions of women of color.

For far too long, women of color have been overlooked despite their countless accomplishments in the cannabis industry and community. This conference is designed to change that by providing a platform for women of color to upskill, educate, and amplify their voices.

Over the course of two days, our conference will offer a wealth of resources to attendees. From expert-led panel discussions and educational workshops to networking opportunities and wellness activities, we have curated a dynamic program that will equip women of color with the tools they need to succeed in the cannabis industry.

Whether you are a seasoned industry professional or just starting out, you will find something valuable at our conference. Our speakers and panelists represent a diverse range of experiences and perspectives and will offer insights on topics such as business development, marketing, branding, and more.

In addition to the professional development opportunities, our conference also includes wellness activities such as yoga and meditation. We recognize that taking care of oneself is just as important as building a successful business, and we have made sure to prioritize both at our conference.

We invite all women in the cannabis industry and community to join us for this groundbreaking event. Let's come together, learn from one another, and amplify our voices in this growing industry. Register now and be a part of history!


Why should you be a part of "Higher"?

"Black women have had to develop a larger vision of our society than perhaps any other group. They have had to understand white men, white women, and black men. And they have had to understand themselves. When black women win victories, it is a boost for virtually every segment of society." - Angela Davis

Our Line Up.....

Sheena Roberson, Founder of Cannabis Noire

Presented by Sheena Roberson,
Founder & CEO of Cannabis Noire

Sheena Roberson is a trailblazing entrepreneur and visionary leader in the cannabis industry. As the founder of Cannabis Noire, she has been instrumental in creating a platform that celebrates and uplifts people of color in the cannabis space. With a passion for empowering marginalized communities, Sheena has dedicated herself to addressing the unique challenges faced by black and brown individuals within the industry.

Driven by a mission to promote equity and inclusivity, Sheena has tirelessly worked to provide education, resources, and networking opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals of color in the cannabis world. Through Cannabis Noire, she has fostered a supportive community that enables individuals to connect, collaborate, and thrive.

With her deep understanding of the systemic barriers faced by people of color, Sheena has become a powerful advocate for change. She consistently advocates for policy reforms that address social equity and create a level playing field for all participants in the cannabis industry. Her relentless efforts have gained recognition and respect from industry leaders and grassroots organizations alike.

Sheena's vision extends beyond business success. She recognizes the importance of holistic wellness and believes in the healing power of cannabis. By intertwining business development and wellness, she has created a unique platform that encompasses both financial prosperity and personal well-being.

Through her unwavering dedication and groundbreaking work, Sheena Roberson continues to shape the cannabis industry, inspiring countless individuals to pursue their dreams, defy the odds, and create a more inclusive and equitable future for all.

June 24th and 25th 2023

We have amazing line up of speakers, panelist, programming and more! this is the premiere Cannabis event of the summer. Check out some of what we have in store.

Protecting "Inner G and IP"

Gain valuable insights on how to navigate the legal and regulatory landscape, protect your intellectual property rights, and prevent unauthorized use or theft. Discover best practices, strategies, and emerging trends from industry leaders who have successfully secured and defended their energy-related IP assets. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to safeguard your valuable energy innovations and preserve the integrity of your intellectual property in an ever-evolving landscape.

Breaking the "Grass" Ceiling

Gain valuable insights into the challenges faced by marginalized communities and how social equity initiatives can address systemic barriers and historical injustices. Learn about successful models and strategies that promote economic empowerment, educational opportunities, and access to resources for those who have been disproportionately affected.

Discover the tangible impact of social equity programs on communities, highlighting the transformative power they hold in fostering equality and social justice. Engage in a dynamic conversation that tackles the complexities of social equity, including its intersectionality with race, gender, and socioeconomic factors.

The Impact of The War on Drugs on Health & Human Services

Explore the far-reaching consequences of the "War on Drugs" on health and human services in this thought-provoking panel discussion. This panel aims to shed light on the complex and interconnected issues surrounding the War on Drugs, empowering attendees to advocate for evidence-based policies and equitable health and human services that address the root causes of drug-related challenges. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion that challenges prevailing narratives and explores new possibilities for a healthier, more just society.

Amplifying Storytellers of Color

Explore the power of storytelling as a catalyst for social change and empowerment. Hear from a dynamic panel of storytellers of color who have defied conventional norms and shared their authentic experiences, perspectives, and cultures through various mediums.

Learn about the challenges faced by storytellers of color and the importance of creating inclusive spaces that embrace diverse voices. Discover strategies for overcoming obstacles, gaining visibility, and building a supportive community that uplifts underrepresented storytellers.

Social Equity More than a Buzz word 

Discover the tangible impact of social equity programs on communities, highlighting the transformative power they hold in fostering equality and social justice. Engage in a dynamic conversation that tackles the complexities of social equity, including its intersectionality with race, gender, and socioeconomic factors.

This panel aims to move beyond surface-level discussions and equip attendees with a deeper understanding of the principles and practical implementation of social equity. By highlighting real-world examples and sharing best practices, we will empower individuals to champion meaningful change and ensure that social equity becomes more than just a buzzword, but a driving force in shaping a more just and inclusive future for all.

Stem and technology in Cannabis

Discover the cutting-edge intersection of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and the cannabis industry in our panel discussion. Join us as we explore how advancements in technology are revolutionizing the way cannabis is cultivated, processed, and consumed.

Learn from industry experts who are at the forefront of innovation in cannabis-related STEM fields. Gain insights into the latest advancements in cultivation techniques, extraction methods, product development, and quality control. Understand how technology is shaping the future of cannabis research, compliance, and consumer experience.

Explore the potential for data analytics, artificial intelligence, and automation to optimize cannabis operations and improve efficiency. Discover the transformative impact of STEM-driven solutions on sustainability, product consistency, and industry scalability.

Cannabis Noire is the first in person and or virtual cannabis conference for women of color, bringing together top experts, entrepreneurs and activists in the cannabis industry. We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive space for women of color to connect, learn and grow.

Through our virtual workshops, we provide education and resources to help empower and encourage the unique voices of the cannabis industry. Our interactive sessions are developed and built to provide a hands-on real-time experience, giving us the space to explore, learn and grow together.

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Online Conference Opportunities

Our mission is to create a safe and inclusive space for Black and Brown entrepreneurs and professionals to connect, learn, and network, no matter where they are located. 

We’ve designed a unique virtual experience that allows attendees to connect with each other and industry leaders in real time. Our experienced correspondents will make sure you don’t miss any of the action, while our live events will make you feel like you’re right in the middle of the action. We hope to see you at Cannabis Noire

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Shop with premiere Vendher Vendors in person and online!

Shop with trusted, quality vendors in person or from the comfort of your home during our virtual experience.



We believe that The Higher Conference has the potential to make a significant impact in the cannabis industry. By bringing together women of color and their allies, we hope to create a community that is supportive, collaborative, and committed to equity and inclusion. We invite you to join us as a sponsor and help us create spaces that celebrate the achievements of women of color in the cannabis industry and promote healthy ally relationships.

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