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Chanda Macias, PhD | National Holistic Healing Center

Dr. Chanda Macias is a cannabis pioneer. In 2015, she became the nation’s first Black woman medical cannabis operator as CEO of National Holistic™ Healing Center (NHHC), the leading medical marijuana dispensary in Washington, D.C. She is also CEO of Ilera Holistic Healthcare, partnered in Louisiana with Southern University, which became the first HBCU in the country to launch hemp-based CBD and then cannabis-based THC products. She also serves as chairwoman of the board of managers and CEO for Women Grow, and first vice chair of the National Cannabis Roundtable Board. Dr. Chanda has two degrees (BS and PhD) from Howard University and an MBA from Rutgers University. She sits on numerous boards in the industry.