A year ago, we started this podcast dedicated to business owners surviving during the pandemic and we’ve spoken to entrepreneurs in all sorts of industries including the tech, social and hospitality space. But we’ve never spoken to a cannabis entrepreneur, until now.
Recreational marijuana is now legal in dozens of states and according to Politico about one in three Americans now live where all adults have access to it. That’s nearly 100 million people. Plus, next year states like New York, Florida, and Ohio could pass legalization efforts.
Joining Joe this week is Charlotte Hanna, the founder of Community Growth Partners and the founder of Rebelle, a cannabis brand and store located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Charlotte talks about her love of marijuana, the challenges of being a cannabis entrepreneur and what the future of her industry looks like.
You can find more information on Rebelle here.
About Charlotte Hanna:
Charlotte founded Community Growth Partners (CGP) in 2018 and established the first woman-and-minority-owned vertically integrated cannabis company in Massachusetts dedicated to empowering communities disproportionately impacted by cannabis criminalization. As a serial entrepreneur, Charlotte is the visionary behind CGP’s elevated lifestyle and wellness brand, Rebelle in Great Barrington, MA. Charlotte’s career spans 30 years in real estate, finance and philanthropy. She was a VP at Goldman Sachs and the principal and founder at Charlotte Hanna Design. Additionally, she has helped launch sustainable urban farming initiatives and innovative economic development programs around the country, as a grantee of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and similar organizations. In 2019, she was named one of the Seven Women in Cannabis to Watch by Entrepreneur. She earned degrees from American University and New York University where she was an Annie Casey Foundation Research Fellow. Charlotte resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two children.
Hosted By: Joe Pardavila