Virginians cannot wait for cannabis equity


We engage with politicians to expunge the records of those adversely affected by cannabis-related arrests.


We provide powerful training and a detailed roadmap for minorities seeking to legally enter this exciting new market.


We eliminate the red-tape to help minorities capitalize as the cannabis industry rapidly expands in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Our Leadership

Who We Are

Paul McLean is one of the most respected new voices in the cannabis industry.  Since achieving business success in generating millions in sales through construction lending, Paul has dedicated himself to helping Americans achieve financial success through entrepreneurship.  His research and dedication revealed the sad reality that historically, African-Americans have been systemically blocked from every major industry.  This reality inspired Paul to leverage his business background and network to help African-Americans achieve economic success through the establishment of the Virginia Minority Cannabis Coalition (VMCC).  Through VMCC, Paul works hand-in-hand with political, faith-based and educational leaders to provide economic opportunities to those willing to dedicate themselves to learning about the cannabis industry.

In the News


Only on 10: A new partnership hopes to create greater cannabis equity for people of color

September 28, 2021 – PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — As marijuana laws changed in the Commonwealth earlier this year, organizations are coming together to make this completely new, legal business more accessible and equitable for the communities impacted most by its prohibition in the past.

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Columbia Care Kicks Off Sales At Boston Cannabist Dispensary, Announces Social Equity Partnerships In Virginia

September 30, 2021 – (BENZINGA) — Separately, Columbia Care revealed it has teamed up with three organizations – BIPOCANN, Virginia Minority Cannabis Coalition and Nolef Turns to offer social equity-driven resources for the developing cannabis community in Virginia.

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