La Wanda brings to the Cannabis Industry 10 years of business consulting experience. She is the first Technical Assistant Consultant with a government contract to work with Equity Applicants in the State of California. Her firm was awarded an Equity Assistance contract by the City of Oakland three years in a row.
La Wanda helps entrepreneurs legitimize their cannabis business and obtain local and state licenses with business planning and development. She and her husband Zachary, an Oakland lawyer and Vice Chair of the City of Oakland’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission, co-authored the guidebook, Medical Cannabis, and Safety Act – The Ultimate Guide to California State Licenses available on Amazon.
La Wanda provides technical assistance to cannabis start-ups and works with City of Oakland officials and State Licensing Agencies and provides the following:
• Introduction to Entrepreneurship courses
• Facilitates raising capital, branding, technology, state licensing, and business plan workshops
• 1:1 Consultations
• Annual Equity Summit & Expo
• Equity Bootcamp – Online Platform
• Compliance Audits, SOP’s and License Services
Also, she facilitates real estate connections between commercial landowners and tenants in the green zone. We connect licensed manufacturers, cultivators, distributors, and retailers to build a thriving local economy for people of color in the cannabis industry.