Our Mission

Community Education Advocacy Symposium and Expo (C.E.A.S.E.) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote inclusion, equity and justice in the cannabis community by increasing awareness and educating consumers, particularly those marginalized by prohibition, about the medical and economic benefits of the plant. Globally, the organization looks to cease misconceptions and to enhance consumer understanding by providing a strong platform for informed cannabis industry thought leadership, innovative brand exhibition and education on the evolution of the cannabis plant across equity-centered policy reform, wellness education and business.

Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future. 

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CANNACURIOUS

offers those new to cannabis a foundation comprised of the industry’s most important concerns: medicine, business and justice. Designed for those seeking fundamental knowledge of the plant, the carefully curated workshops of this track provide a broad introduction to the reported health and wellness benefits of cannabis, as well as an overview of the burgeoning industry, highlighting opportunities for investment, employment, and entrepreneurship across both plant-touching and ancillary sectors. Participants will also learn about the movement for social and economic justice against the context of marijuana prohibition, and how it is powering legalization across the country

 

CANNADVOCATE™

is designed for those committed to expanding compassionate access. Its focus is on cannabis as plant based medicine, highlighting innovation, research backed science and health implications, and exploring the latest federal policy and enforcement protocol as well as its implication on local laws and regulations.    

Meet The Team

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Dasheeda Dawson

Co-founder & 

Board Chair

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Ice Dawson

Co-founder & 

Executive Director

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Imani Dawson CEASE Co-Founder

Imani Dawson

Co-founder &

Executive Board Member

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