SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eaze, the nation’s largest cannabis delivery marketplace, today announced the appointment of Eaze Senior Director of Social Impact Jennifer Lujan to the board of the National Hispanic Cannabis Council. The announcement comes during Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, which recognizes the culture and achievements of Hispanic and Latinx Americans, including their contributions to the cannabis industry.
The National Hispanic Cannabis Council (NHCC) was created to address the underrepresentation of Hispanic and Latinx culture in cannabis. The NHCC aims to raise awareness about cannabis’ health and wellness benefits and break down long-held cultural taboos that often persist in Hispanic and Latinx communities. The NHCC also provides opportunities for entrepreneurs, including job training, access to employment boards and mentorship.
"We are proud to welcome Jennifer to the NHCC Board of Directors," said board president Brian Vicente, founding partner of Vicente Sederberg LLP. "We look forward to collaborating with Jennifer and Eaze to advance our shared goals of empowering and informing the Hispanic community around cannabis-related issues and fostering greater Hispanic representation in the cannabis industry."
“I’m so proud of my heritage and want to help educate my community about the incredible good that cannabis can do for health, job creation and personal wellbeing,” said Lujan. “It is a great honor to join the NHCC’s board of dedicated leaders and activists.”
Lujan, a Hispanic American hailing from El Paso, Texas, is a nationally-recognized advocate and organizer for racial diversity in the cannabis industry. She leads Eaze’s award-winning social impact efforts, including the Momentum business accelerator for underrepresented founders. Joining the NHCC board strengthens Eaze’s ability to support the Hispanic and Latinx cannabis community nationally.
To further celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Eaze is spotlighting Hispanic and Latinx-founded brands in a new menu that makes it easy for shoppers to find and enjoy these brands. The menu features:
- Carolina Vazquez Mitchell, Dreamt & Luchador
- Mike Moya, Dulzé
- Q. Ladraa, El Blunto
- Mike Davila and Derrick Hemming, KGB Reserve
- Salvador Santana, Vaya
- Alexi Chialtas, Wunder
In 2019, Eaze launched a Social Equity Partners program to connect consumers with licensed social equity brands that include Hispanic and Latinx-owned businesses including KGB Reserve, Dreamt and Luchador.
Eaze delivers good with the goods. As the nation’s largest legal cannabis marketplace, we bring enjoyment and convenience to our customers, break down barriers to access, and cultivate community in everything we do. With over 7.8 million cannabis deliveries to date, we are committed to creating a more diverse and sustainable industry through our Momentum business accelerator and Social Equity Partners Program. Learn more at eaze.com.