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Cassondra R. Parker-Adams also known as "Khadijah" in the cannabis industry is originally from Sugar Land, Texas and has been a full-time entrepreneur since December 12, 1997.
Khadijah began investing in cannabis related companies both privately and publicly held and by late November 2014, she and a business partner formed MIPR, LLC (MIPR Holdings, LLC), a cannabis consulting and investor relations company located in Aurora, Colorado.
Ms. Adams served as the founder and senior managing partner for 3-1/2 years and was responsible for consulting and connecting accredited investors to viable investment opportunities within the industry.
MIPR, LLC and MIPR Holdings, LLC were acquired in June 2017 by C. E. Hutton, LLC (Denver, Colorado) where Ms. Adams now serves as the vice president and chief operating officer. Together, C. E. Hutton and Ms. Adams founded The GreenStreet Academy, an online educational platform that teaches the basics of investing in the marijuana industry.
Ms. Adams is the co-author of The Minority Report an annual marketing analysis of Minority-owned companies in the cannabis and hemp industries. She is also a public speaker who speaks passionately about investing in diversity; and the lack thereof in the cannabis industry. Ms. Adams is also very passionate about re-educating the communities most affected by the “War on Drugs” with the truth about cannabis, how and why it became illegal and the economic benefits of positioning as business owners, employees, or investors early-on.
Currently, Ms. Adams is raising $20M for the Legacy Partners 5280, LP Venture Fund that’s focuses on real estate, biotechnology and technology in the cannabis industry. Thirty percent (35%) of the Fund will be invested directly into Minority-owned companies in the space.
Ms. Adams sits on the board of the National Cannabis Chamber of Commerce (Denver Chapter); C. E. Hutton, LLC and The GreenStreet Academy and sits on the Advisory Board of ezGreen. Business Member of the NCIA.