The purpose of our CannaTalk™ event series is to create an engaging conversation around the various topics and issues that we face with cannabis as well as provide supporting resources to help them further expand on these matters and take action when needed.

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Oct 29, 7:00 PM

Cannaware Society Presents Cannatalk Vol. 8: Medicinal Cannabis and the fight for Black and Latinx representation in Health, moderated by Cannaclusive’s Kassia Graham on Oct 29th at 7pm ET via Zoom. Our upcoming virtual discussion will include a healthcare professional, dispensary employee, and cancer survivor, who will share their experiences and speak about cannabis as a complementary medicine and the importance of fighting for Black and Latinx representation in Health


The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)––medical products and practices that are not part of standard medical care nor taught in medical schools––continues to increase for patients who may seek to enhance their well-being and quality of life. 


One is medical cannabis, which usage has been steadily increasing over the past few years as it has become legal in a majority of states. While medical cannabis can’t replace the current treatments for cancer, it has the potential to help reduce cancer cells, as well as relieve the symptoms and side effects to make them easier to manage.


According to a recent survey, 42% of cancer patients reported they have used medical cannabis to treat symptoms or treatment side effects. However, the lack of visual representation of Black and Latinx in information and health professionals who can relate with patients' family history and personal risk often results in these communities lacking the knowledge and understanding of how to reduce risk.


We hope you can join us for the discussion, followed by a Live Q&A with the panelists.

October 29th, 2020

7pm EST

Live Stream Via Zoom

Panel Discussion

Kassia Graham (moderator)

Kassia Graham has worked with diverse organizations spanning the experiential events, web content production, boutique agency, non-profit, and lifestyle industries. They are relentlessly driven by accumulating knowledge and data that informs their work as a digital storyteller and producer. A two-time cancer survivor, they understand the importance of cannabis as a physical and mental healing aid. As Director of National Projects and Social Media at Cannaclusive––an organization founded to aid in the equitable representation of marginalized cannabis consumers––Kassia works on a variety of initiatives including content creation, social media, special events, marketing, branding, sponsorships, and advocacy. 

Sandra Guynes

Sandra Guynes is a mother, retired navy wife, and entrepreneur. She has been a nurse for 16 years. A long time advocate, educator, and provider of holistic health to mothers and babies. Her range of practical-clinical experience ranges from public health nursing, maternity, and neonatal populations, case management of the chronically ill, and high risk mothers and infants.

Along with Ivory Rosenthal-Davis, Sandra founded the Cannabis Nurses of Color Connect (CNOC) a group focused on empowering, educating, and advocating for nurses in the cannabis industry. Sandra is an active member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, Minority Cannabis Business Association, and the Cannabis Nurses Network. She has completed training as a Nurse Consultant with Cansoom, the Medical Cannabis Nurse Curriculum from The Cannabis Medical Institute and countless hours of medical marijuana courses and training.

Through the Kush Nurse and Soul Canna Life brands; Sandra provides classes on the endocannabinoid system, navigating cannabis for health and wellness, and advocates for patients in her community through 1:1 consultations and/or lifestyle centered workshops.

Jeffrey Starr

Cannabis advocate, NYS medical cannabis PCR, LPCR, OSS, and Outreach Coordinator. His healthcare experience is in nursing & pharmacy technician, and providing consultation services for the cannabis industry. Jeffery 5 years experience as a PCR (patient care representative) in the NYS program covers all aspects of the daily running of a dispensary
as well as outreach and physician relations

Event Partners


Cannaclusive was created to facilitate fair representation of minority cannabis consumers, as they were inspired by the growing opportunities yet disappointed by the diversity issues taking root in mainstream cannabis culture. Cannaclusive celebrates the cultures of this thriving community through curated experiences, groundbreaking insights, thoughtful content, and dynamic visuals. They make it easier for brands to communicate with diverse audiences and ensure that minority consumers are not an afterthought, but a valued ally in the fight for legalization and destigmatization. For more details visit

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